Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

A braised lamb shank, and exposed bone, on mash potatoes, all on a white plate sitting on planks of wood

Braised Lamb Shanks in Pinot Noir

Lamb shanks are left to slowly burble in a lovely red wine until the meat is literally falling-off-the-bone tender. Our favorite winter pastime.

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 16
A skillet with three pieces of pan fried fish and lemon slices

Pan Fried Fish

Pan fried fish has never been as easy or as enticing as these perfectly cooked fillets with crisp skin. Easy and on the table in minutes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge Recipe

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

Yes, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Bowl of black-eyed peas in a tomato broth on a sheet of wood

Black-Eyed Pea Stew

This classic brings good luck to all who partake on New Year’s Day. Or so says Southern tradition. We can’t vouch for that, but we can vouch for it’s ability to bring sated appetites.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 12
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

This Sriracha deviled eggs recipe is made with hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, bacon, and hot sauce. A new classic.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive spiced pepitas.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 41
Chicken-Apple Sausage Recipe

Chicken Apple Sausage

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 15
Baked Mac and Cheese With Bread Crumbs Recipe

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence, in particular, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe, which is one of the best we’ve ever had.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Braised Chicken Drumsticks Recipe With Wine

Chicken Drumsticks Braised In Wine

Sorta like a cheater’s chicken cacciatore, these tipsy chicken drumsticks make a simple weeknight dinner that’s sufficiently spectacular to serve to guests.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Mexican Corn On The Cob Recipe

Mexican Corn On The Cob

Inspired by Mexican street fare, this corn on the cob tempers smoky chipotle with the tang of lime and the sweetness of butter.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches Recipe

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Peachy keen. That pretty much sums up how we feel toward this simple, skewer-y, summer salad of sorts. Just can’t get enough of it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

With one taste of these quesadillas, we sighed and said, “Okay, so THAT’S what you’re supposed to do with squash blossoms!”

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2