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Renee Schettler, Recipe Tester
A list of all the recipes Renee Schettler has tested.
Padma Lakshmi’s Crispy Fried Chicken
This blissfully crunchy, irreverently easy, crazily unconventional coating is everything we never knew we wanted in fried chicken.
Momofuku’s Fried Chicken
This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.
Watermelon with Fleur de Sel
The simplest and most summery dessert we know–complete with juice dribbling down your chin–just got even more spectacular.
A stunningly chic summer dessert with a taste that belies its ease of prep. We promise, we won’t tell if you don’t.
Barbecue Pork Burgers
A weeknight-friendly riff on slow-roasted pulled pork that juxtaposes tangy bbq sauce, succulent pork, and old-fashioned slaw, all in a jiffy.
Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce
Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.
Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.
Pan Boxty ~ Irish Potato Pancake
An Irish classic for a darn good reason. Actually, three reasons—it’s shamelessly simple, flagrantly frugal, and undeniably delicious. Lovers of colcannon, rösti, latkes, and hash browns will find comfort here.
Dr Pepper Glazed Ham
We, too, were startled by the shocker ingredient in this intriguingly sweet, Easter-rific glazed ham. Tasting is believing.
Authentic Vietnamese Pho
Here’s how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.
Pan Seared Chicken Breast
Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn’t spattered with grease. This is gonna change your weeknight chicken game.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla ice cream. Just sorta defines summer, yes? And what better way can you imagine spending a lazy afternoon than making and devouring this childhood classic?
When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to the palest shade of pink and their peppery rawness gives way to a complex nuttiness.
Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Sometimes what you need isn’t so much a recipe as a strategy. Like this frozen cookie dough balls magic that’s ready at a moment’s craving.
How to Caramelize Onions
So-called “caramelized onions” that take just 20 minutes to turn a limpid softness and a pale golden are no substitute for the complex sweetness of properly caramelized alliums. Here’s how to do it right.
Roast Chicken Stock
Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.
Baked French Fries
Crisp yet tender potato-y goodness that’ll ease your craving, each and every time. You’ll never guess they’re not fried.
Salt and Sugar Pickles
These quick pickles–quickles!–aren’t at all like the ones your grandma put up each year. They’re better.
Simple and impressive and ready in less time than it takes to run and buy marinated olives. That’s what we call honest entertaining.