About Dan Kraan

Dan Kraan

Dan Kraan has been in the kitchen since he was a child growing up in the ‘60s, armed with a box of instant cake mix and an oven mitt that went up to his elbow. Despite his love for all things food, he majored in electronics and metrology because that's what pays the grocery bills. Kraan dabbled in catering before discovering Leite's Culinaria in 2004. He leapt at the opportunity to become a recipe tester and worked his way up to the title of senior tester, which led to testing for David’s book, The New Portuguese Table. In Kraan's eyes, “the whole world’s a pantry, with so much variety out there.” He lives with his wife/sous chef Jan in Mississauga, Ontario. He enjoys “cooking Canada” and tries to take advantage of wild and local commercially available ingredients whenever possible.

About Dan Kraan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dan Kraan has tested.

Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon Recipe

Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke and ensures your pricey catch doesn’t stick to the grate. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Best New York Deli Potato Salad Recipe

Best Potato Salad

Best potato salad ever. That’s what folks are saying about this easy and, dare we say, elegant spud salad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 29
Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast ’em low and slow and then toss ’em on the grill for a spell.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 16
Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe

Smoked Turkey Legs

Even better than the ones at the Renaissance festival. And all it takes is a simple brine and a little patience.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 2
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork wrapped in bacon and roasted until crisp outside and tender inside. Easy. Economical. On the table in 45 minutes. Any objections?

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled pork sandwiches. They’re as American as apple pie—and, if hash tags, can be trusted, far trendier. It’s not hard to understand why. Knee-wobblingly tender and ridiculously rich pulled pork collides with a cool, crisp, tangy coleslaw to terrific effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H
  • 13 H, 25 M
  • 0
Barbecued Beef Back Ribs Recipe

Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

These barbecued beef back ribs are tender and robustly meaty and sweetly spicy and they’re gonna make you the envy of the neighborhood.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 35 M
  • 31
Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub Recipe

Grilled Flank Steak

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Baja-Style Tempura Fish Tacos

Relax with these crunchy-tender fish tacos filled with a kicky cabbage slaw and sweet-tart mango-banana salsa. Think flip-flops and a beer—all year long.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Classic Coleslaw Recipe

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, I mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw known to man.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8
BBQ Ribs Recipe

BBQ Ribs

On the spicier side. Not too sweet. With a nice tang. That’s what we think of these ribs. Seconds, please?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 8