Jessie Hagan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jessie Hagan has tested.

A person lifting the lid off a pot filled with chicken and dumplings.

Chicken and Dumplings

Our recipe testers are likening this chicken and dumplings to sleeping in sheets that are still warm from the dryer. The coo of a baby. A snuggle from a dog. Yeah. That comforting.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
Six sections of cauliflower and kimchi sandwiches cut to show the filling.

Cauliflower and Kimchi Sandwiches

Grown-up grilled cheese to the nth degree. That’s our impression of this really rather regal approach to downing your vegetables.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Pieces of bourbon buttermilk fried chicken on a metal background.

Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Yes, bourbon-inflected fried chicken. It’s in the brine. And oh, baby, are you gonna wish you’d been doing this all your life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
  • 0
Three pieces of crispy fried chicken on grease-stained paper.

Crispy Fried Chicken

This blissfully crunchy, irreverently easy, crazily unconventional coating is everything we never knew we wanted in fried chicken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A metal bowl with handles filled with seasoned perfect French fries.

Perfect French Fries

We’re not kidding about these being perfect French fries. We’re also not going to lie to you. Perfection takes time. We swear it’s worth the wait.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
A whole grilled beef tenderloin, partially sliced on a wooden cutting board with a knife, meat fork, and twine beside it.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

“The most tender, buttery steak we’ve ever had.” “Utterly and perfectly indulgent!” Just some of the accolades folks are heaping upon this easy yet elegant grilled tenderloin.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Halved slices of sourdough stacked on top of each other on a white and grey marble surface.

Sourdough Bread

Craving an artisanal-like loaf of sourdough with that trademark crunchy crust and tender crumb? We have the recipe for you. And it’s a cinch to pull off. Swear.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 12 H, 30 M
  • 6
A blue-rimmed oval platter filled with Chairman Mao's red braised pork topped with sliced scallions and a serving spoon resting on the side.

Chairman Mao’s Red Braised Pork

An authentic Chinese dish that’s so sticky, so sweet, and so good, we’ve affectionately dubbed it “pork candy.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 4
A patterned bowl filled with lemony fettuccine alfredo on a white and gold plate with a glass of water and dish of Parmesan on the side.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish you toss together can get with its indulgently creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
A skillet filled with Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, sprinkled with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7