It’s easy to see from my blog that I am a huge Alton Brown fan.
He has inspired and taught me more about food than anyone else.
So as a huge Alton Brown fan, I cook a lot of his recipes.
I have reviewed a lot of his recipes over the almost 10 years this blog has been going on.
With Good Eats returning this August, I thought this would be a great time to go over my favorite Alton Brown recipes.
I am going to list for you in my opinion, the 5 best Alton Brown recipes I have ever made. As well as the best recipes by category that didn’t make my top 5.
Let us know in the comments when you are all done reading, your favorite Alton Brown recipes.
The Best Alton Brown Recipes
Without further ado, here my 5 favorite Alton Brown recipes.
Baked Potato Fries
This first few recipes are actually recent ones from Alton’s Good Eats Reloaded series. These Baked Potato fries are made from potatoes that you first bake, chill, and then fry. What this done is create a fry that is perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Alton has improved his biscuit recipe and now it’s just phenomenal. I have made the biscuits several times. It all comes down to folding the dough, creating lots of layers. And the lard!
What’s even better than the biscuits, are the Bonuts. Take the biscuit, cut out a hole, and fry them up. Add a vanilla glaze and there is nothing more to say but WOW!
Cacio e Pepe
Sometimes the simplest of things can be the most tasty. That is what this Cacio e Pepe pasta recipe is. Lots of pepper, cheese (Parmesan and Pecorino Romano, and the right cooking method and suddenly you have an amazing dish that will impress.
Butterfiled, Dry Brined Turkey
The original Good Eats turkey taught me and a lot of the world how to brine. Then this recipe came out and I haven’t brined in a bucket in years – thanks to the dry brine method 🙂
What I love about this turkey is that all the hard work is done 4 days before Thanksgiving. The day of you just slide it in the oven. The flavor goes all through the meat. It’s need to be Thanksgiving everyday.
This recipe appeared on the final episode of the original Good Eats run. These cookies are known for two things – one being the most delicious cookie ever and two, being the most expensive cookie to make – you have to buy a lot of chocolate.
The couple times I have made them have been around Valentine’s Day when chocolate is on sale. These cookies are simply the best. A chocolate lover’s dream. Worth the money once a year.
Alton Brown Dinner Recipes
Those were are my 5 favorite. Very hard to choose.
I also promised to mention some of the other best recipes from Alton that I have tried over the years. These are all delicious, just didn’t make my top 5.
Let’s start with some Alton Brown recipes you’ll want to make for dinner.
Alton Brown’s Best Chicken Recipe
Winner, winner chicken dinner. Alton has a lot of chicken recipes over the years. The Chicken Kiev is my favorite. The tarragon infused butter is what really makes this chicken. I can’t wait each year to have fresh tarragon in my garden so I can make his Chicken Kiev.
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.
Alton Brown’s Best Pork Recipe
Alton’s Slow Cooker Pepper Pork Chops 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.
The Best Alton Brown Side Dishes
Oven Roasted Broccoli is an 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!
The Best Alton Brown Breakfast
Alton is a breakfast everyday kind of guy. As you would expect he has done a lot of breakfast recipes over the years
The best in my opinion is the Oat Waffles. The use of homemade toasted oat flour along with whole oats, gives these waffles a flavor unlike any other. Crisp outside and still tender inside.
His regular buttermilk pancakes are pretty good as well. I have used that recipe as the basis for more creative pancake recipes.
The Best Alton Brown Dessert
Lastly I wanted to bring up dessert. Those cookies I mentioned earlier could easily go here. Cookies are more of a snack then a dessert. Right?
Because we always good use more chocolate, I love this Chocolate Chess Pie recipe that appears in his book “Everyday Cook“. I have asked for this pie for my birthday over cake it’s so good.
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