It’s easy to see from my blog that I am a huge Alton Brown fan. So as a huge Alton Brown fan, I cook a lot of his recipes. I decided today to list some of my favorite recipes that I have tried with great success. Clicking on the title of the recipe will take you to the Food Network page containing that recipe.

1. Chicken Kiev

Here is a chicken dish you can use to really impress your dinner guests. The tarragon infused butter is what really makes this chicken. This recipe isn’t as easy as some of the others, but once you get the hang of it, it’s not bad to prepare. I always cook mine in an electric skillet.

2. Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops

This recipe showed me how well pepper and pork go together. This is from an episode on peppercorns and this recipe really shows off their power and place as the main spice to a dish. The pork comes out so tender you don’t need a knife. This is because you cook it for a while in a slow cooker. I love cooking some fried apples as a side dish with this one.

3. Chocolate Pudding

This is Alton Brown’s verison of an instant pudding. You start with a powdered mix that you make yourself. All then you need to add is your dairy and a little vanilla extract (I use peppermint extract once, delicious!). Be warned this is a very rich pudding, so a little goes a long way.

4. Oven Roasted Broccoli

This is a unique take on broccoli. Oven roasted with panko bread crumbs and garlic give the broccoli a new flavor. I prepared this for someone who normally doesn’t like broccoli and even she went back for seconds! It’s full of vitamins as you are not boiling them all out.

5. Soft Pretzels

This is might be the recipe I use the most (in fact as I write this my dough is rising). Never waste your money on mall pretzels or frozen ones again. Once you get the hang of the recipe they are easy to make. I bake mine on a sheet pan lined with a slipat. The only thing I do differently than Alton is use bread flour because I buy it in big 25 pound bags from Sam’s Club.

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