snacks

Snack Upgrade: How To Make Mexican Street Corn–Style Popcorn

Popcorn sprinkled with lime and spicy cayenne
Dec 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Jason Wyche

So you love popcorn, do you? Do you really love popcorn? 75 recipes' worth of it? Then you're going to want a copy of Party Popcorn, dessert blogger Ashton Epps Swank's new cookbook. Whether you're going for savory or sweet (or that perfect spot right in between) there's something for movie night in this book you're going to love.  

Kale Latkes Is Now A Thing! Here’s The Recipe.

Ring in Hanukkah with a lighter, healthier latke
Dec 8, 2014 2:00 pm

Cathy Walthers is the author of several healthy eating cookbooks, including Raising the Salad Bar. Her latest, Kale, Glorious Kale (those names!) serves as a tribute to the popular farmers market staple.

At Long Last, A Hybrid Latke-Chicken Finger To Win Hanukkah!

Extra-crunchy potato-fried chicken for the holidays
Dec 3, 2014 12:30 pm

We're pretty crazy about the lineup at NYC's premier house of fried chicken strips, Sticky's Finger Joint. In the spirit of "no holiday left behind," the chicken masters are rolling out their newest creation, a latke-themed finger aptly named "The Latka," this Friday at both of their Manhattan locations. Let's take a crunchy, savory sneak peek. 

Watch A Japanese Company Flash Fry Shrimp Using A High Powered Cannon

This is how you advertise wireless service
Dec 1, 2014 3:00 pm

Theoretically, you can direct high-powered airborne shrimp through airborne breading materials before they hit a wall of fire to be flash-fried. That was all Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo needed to know. Their tireless scientists developed a cannon that blasts those poor crustaceans right through the gauntlet. Don't get too startled when the thing goes off.

Why Your Homemade Fried Mac And Cheese Sucks, And 5 Ways To Make It Great

Troubleshoot your fried mac, fry more leftovers
Nov 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Do you remember the first time you realized and truly understood that fried mac and cheese was a thing? I do. It ended up being an extremely deflating experience that threw me off the idea of fried mac and cheese for a while. Then I decided to do it on my own, and you know what? I nailed it, but not the first time I tried it. Here are some pro tips to help.

Loaded Sweet Potato Tots Recipe

Crunchy tots, starring olives, almonds and chorizo
Nov 3, 2014 3:00 pm
sweet potato tots
Photo: Katie Chudy

Raise your hand if you don't love tater tots. Thought so. While flavors are seemingly endless in a cafeteria-nostalgic kind of way, taking these childhood favorites in a Spanish direction and using sweet potatoes as a base, these are sure to be adult-approved as well. Studded with olives, almonds and chorizo, try them out at your next get-together.

Salty-Sweet Poppy Onion Crackers Recipe

Crunchy, savory crackers for snacking, cheese, soup
Oct 22, 2014 10:00 am
Photo: Evan Sung

Deeply crispy, crunchy snacks are a vice I’m simply unwilling to resist, and I like to make them myself whenever possible. That’s why I’m currently obsessed with this recipe for sweet-salty, crispy-crunchy crackers updated from of a Sussman family classic, tzibbeleh kuchen (onion cookies). It’s passed down from my late grandmother, who often had a plate of them on the kitchen table at her house in Queens, NY. 

Taiwanese Salt And Pepper Chicken Recipe

Spicy fried chicken bites for crispy snacking
Sep 26, 2014 1:30 pm
taiwanese salt and pepper chicken recipe
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

Move over, popcorn chicken, there's a new addictive fried chicken bite in town (if the town is Taiwan). Salt and pepper chicken is one of the country's most popular street foods, and unlike chargrilled blood sausage skewers, pork buns, hand-pulled noodles and other things I'll be eating at the Taste Taiwan Culinary Tour, you can actually make this in your kitchen at home.

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