Patty Fabian, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Patty Fabian has tested.

A whole roast chicken with rosemary and potatoes on a wooden table with four plates and a tray of roasted plums beside it.

Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Potatoes

The charm of this roast chicken lies in its simplicity and its potatoes, which are imbued with drippings and meltingly tender yet impossibly crisp at the edges.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A glass jar filled with soft chocolate chip cookies.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because some things don’t change. Including the lure of old-fashioned, uncomplicated, chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and soft centers.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Four roast chicken thighs with lemon in a cast-iron skillet set on a wooden board with a meat fork resting beside it.

Roast Chicken Thighs with Lemon

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender, juicy meat. And pan juices you’re gonna wanna sop up or soak up rather than let a drop go to waste.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
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 bacon avocado tomato sandwich on a round wooden board.

Bacon Avocado Tomato Sandwich

We’d say good luck keeping this riff on a classic to yourself, though it’s so satisfying, your instinct is going to be to want others to experience it, too.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Blissfully simple. Outrightly old-fashioned. Sigh-inducingly cooling. Even righteously healthy. Say hello to your latest summer obsession.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
A batch of Rose Levy Beranbaum's fudge brownies cut into 16 squares, with two missing and a knife resting beside.

Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate-y, appropriately (and not too) rich, just sweet enough, and the entire surface blanketed with that coveted crackly surface. Let the love affair commence.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
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…

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with sautéed summer squash with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top and a small bowl of Parmesan on the side.

Sautéed Summer Squash

Five ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And with just that you’re rewarded with an enticing side that doesn’t make you dread being healthy. Quite the opposite, actually.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
A person sitting in front of a plate of blackened grouper with peach jalapeño salsa.

Blackened Grouper with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

Remember the blackening craze in which EVERYTHING was baptized with a rock-your-world spice mix? This is one of the best expressions of it. And its on the table in half an hour.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2