Bette Fraser, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Bette Fraser has tested.

Oval casserole dish with spring asparagus and Asiago gratin, topped with coarse bread crumbs

Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 10
Pot filled with pastina with butter and milk and a wooden spoon all on a towel

Pastina With Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons. All thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta that just may make the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • (7)
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 65
A white enamel pot with pieces of beef short ribs with chile rub and a wooden spoon.

Beef Short Ribs With Chile Rub

We swoon to short ribs prepared almost any way. But especially when braised with coffee and chiles. That is to say, this way.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 14
Several Frito pies made in open bags of Fritos.

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s how. Serve it as-is or glam it up with anything you like.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 27
Several sweet potato and apple latkes on a paper towel with a bowl of applesauce in the background.

Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes

These lovely latkes are crisp without, creamy within, and sweet throughout. Entirely appropriate for Hanukkah as well as a random Tuesday night…

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 8
A red Dutch oven filled with beer-braised chicken with root vegetables on a wooden surface.

Beer Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are coaxed to incredible taste and tenderness in this stew that sneaks in root vegetables bathed in beer. Simple to make. Complex in taste. Unforgettable all around.

  • (12)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 41
A loaf of chocolate-bourbon banana bread with several slices cut off one end.Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread

Chocolate-Bourbon Banana Bread

This life-changer of a recipe isn’t your mom’s banana bread. It’s better. And we’ve got no qualms saying that.

  • (15)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 44
Three avocado breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, shallots, and chives with a bowl of salsa on the side.

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie and instead indulge in these a.m. tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0