Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

Spicy Chex mix scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon lying in the middle.

Spicy Chex Mix

This is not the Chex mix of your childhood. This is something completely different. And its greatness simply must be experienced to be truly understood.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
A cooked pork loin roast, tied and salted, set on a wire rack in a baking sheet

Pork Loin Roast

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. (Don’t you love how food instantly transports you through time?!)

  • (12)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 65
A glass jar half-filled with basic vinaigrette with measuring spoons, a shallot, and two garlic cloves on the side.

Basic Vinaigrette

Because, actually, yes, it is sometimes essential to have precise measurements to create even the simplest recipes. Here’s proof.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A person holding a platter of French potato salad above a wooden table.

French Potato Salad

This is not your mom’s potato salad recipe. It relies on tangy Dijon vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs for dressing with runny yolks that spill into the salad to form an unparalleled richness.

  • (5)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Three fried chicken and biscuits sandwiches on a baking sheet with a bowl of honey beside and drizzled around the sandwiches.

Fried Chicken and Biscuits

Classic fried chicken is reimagined with a shatteringly crisp, delicate crust that usurps the usual thick breading. Flaky, buttery biscuits are requisite. Honey and pickles strongly encouraged.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
A bowl of spaghetti all'Aglio e Olio topped with olive oil and flakes of Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

This Italian classic is gonna bring ease to your everyday supper situation with its understated complexity and undeniable frugality.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
A half-full jar of honey barbecue sauce with a spoon dripping excess sauce back into the jar.

Honey Barbecue Sauce

Pantry ingredients and barely any effort yield you something that’s sweetly tangy and spicy that you’ll want to slather on ribs, wings, pulled pork, smoked or grilled chicken, burgers…

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Peachy keen. Pretty much sums up how we feel toward this simple, skewer-y, summer salad of sorts that comes together in far less than an hour. Just can’t get enough of it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good biscuits we’ve had in recent memory. Maybe ever.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
A blue casserole dish filled with cauliflower macaroni & cheese with a yellow ladle and a bowl of herbs and napkin on the side.

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Adults seeking lower-carb classics aren’t the only ones cleaning their plates of this cauliflower macaroni and cheese. Kids are even asking for seconds. It’s that phenomenal.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2