Joel Jenkins, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Joel Jenkins has tested.

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken Wings

Perfectly battered. Nicely seasoned. And easy as heck. That’s how we like our fried chicken wings, thank you very much. This recipe delivers all that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 12
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Made with the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists. And bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Spaetzle

Spaetzle

Spaetzle is like homemade pasta but without all that fussy rolling out, which makes it as easy as it is satisfying. Not to mention cheap as can be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Three corked vials of homemade hot sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce

Hot peppers. Salt. Vinegar. And patience. That’s all you need to earn bragging rights as the maker of the best hot sauce ever.

  • 25 M
  • 7 D
  • 21
Seven dirt bombs cooling on a wire rack, and one in a bowl of cinnamon sugar

Dirt Bombs

These wonders of wonders are irresistible cakey donuts baked in muffin tins that are spiked with nutmeg and cardamom and rolled in melted butter and cinnamon sugar.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
A bowl of healthy egg drop soup with shredded chicken, green onions, broccoli rabe, noodles, and sprouts

Healthy Egg Drop Soup

A somewhat healthier riff on egg drop soup, this quick little number is the perfect way to nourish the soul AND chase away those cold weather sniffs, sneezes, and blues.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Cutting board and knife with a salt and pepper rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 16
Cast iron skillet with white bean shakshuka--whit beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, eggs, and parsley

White Bean Shakshuka

An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A grilled cheese sandwich with peppers is cut in half and stacked on a china plate with a jar of pepper jelly on the side

Grilled Cheese with Peppers

This unconventional grilled cheese with peppers is pretty much grilled cheese for those of us who get a little anxious when we don’t have a bottle of hot sauce within reach. Unconventional yet still as comforting as the classic.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Potato and Chickpea Stew

Potato and Chickpea Stew

Yet another failproof recipe from Deborah Madison that’s hearty and healthy and satisfying beyond words.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6