Crispy Scrapple with Sage

An economical but hearty dish, scrapple is satisfyingly crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, very much like the texture of a hash brown, if hash browns were made with meat.

Crispy Dirty Fried Rice with Shrimp, Two Ways

This crispy dirty fried rice is an irresistible fusion of spicy Cajun and umami rich, salty Asian flavors. In one version, the liver is the star, while the shrimp add some extra textural interest, while in the second version the shrimp take center stage while the liver blends with the other ingredients for subtle richness.

Thai Basil Eggplant and Pork Stir Fry

This pork and eggplant stir fry is easy and absolutely delicious—perfect for a hearty lunch or a weeknight meal. The sauce is a take on hoisin, with just the right amount of salt, sweet, and heat. Much yummier and healthier than takeout!

On Fry Bread: Native American Comfort Food or Foe?

Considered a comfort food within the Native American community, fry bread took colonial ingredients and made them into a distinctly Native American dish with a complicated reputation; today, some disavow it as the food of oppression, while others recognize its place in their history and want to reclaim it as a symbol of indigenous ingenuity and endurance.

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

With just the right amount of spice and all the flavors I love in Mexican cuisine, this easy, low-carb Mexican cauliflower rice is a real winner.

Crispy Batter-Fried Fish (Keto)

This keto version of batter-fried fish is crave-worthy, with moist, flaky white fish wrapped in a shatteringly crisp golden crust.

Herbed Smoked Oyster Dressing

This oyster dressing (a.k.a. stuffing) is smoky and salty from the oysters and bacon, and the toasted cubes of bread absorb just enough of the oyster juices and stock to be impossibly creamy and crunchy at the same time. A decadent holiday treat!