Only about one out of ten of the small green peppers from the Spanish municipality of Padrón are wildly hot, while the rest are as mild as a green bell pepper. The exciting part is that it's pretty much impossible to tell them apart until you actually get them one your mouth. It's what makes eating them so damn exciting, though I gotta admit: I love their flavor so much that I'd be perfectly content knocking back a bowl without the added adrenaline of a game of capsicum roulette.
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Indian-inspired ingredients make these Naan Nachos (or should I say Naan-chos?) anything but ordinary.
Ultra-crunchy onion rings and melty mozzarella sticks combine to make a bar food mash-up that's out of this world. No fussing with hot oil necessary—these are baked, not fried!
The ultimate party snack, now in a 100% animal product-free form. This vegan queso dip is packed with a gooey cashew and potato-based nacho sauce, soy-lentil chorizo, avocados, scallions, tomatoes with chilies, and black beans. The flavor is so good even your omnivore friends won't know that it's vegan.
Creating a baked jalapeño popper that has a crisp and crunchy exterior and a creamy melted-cheese filling isn't an easy project, but this recipe delivers it all.
After trying some of the highest-rated jalapeño popper recipes online with disastrous results, we set to work developing a method that won't let you down. These poppers have a crisp golden crust and soft melted cheese interior—all in the perfect bite-size package.
Smoky chilies, cumin, and anise combine with mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns, cilantro, and scallions for flavor that just won't quit on these crispy, juicy oven-fried chicken wings. The key to their perfect crunch without having to break out the deep fryer? An overnight rest with baking powder and salt.
Inspired by the flavors of a roast chicken dinner—the chicken stuffed with cloves of garlic, lemons, and thyme, and served alongside mushrooms and mashed potatoes—these potato chips are meant to evoke the essence of a familiar, comforting meal. Bonus: They're vegan.
Breaded, melty cheese is something that crosses cultures—from deep-fried mozzarella sticks at state fairs to queso frito in Latin America. Inspired by those foods, we've taken squares of cheese are breaded and "fried" them in the waffle iron for just a minute, until their outsides gturnet golden brown and crunchy and their insides become perfectly melted and gooey.
The savory Mediterranean flavors of olive and rosemary make these roasted cashews an addictive snack.
Coated in an addictive glaze that's flavored with smoked paprika, these roasted almonds will be a hit at any gathering.
These chocolaty nuts are flavored with warm spiced like cinnamon and nutmeg, then get a kick from some cayenne pepper.
These pull-apart garlic knots are baked in a cast iron skillet for a crisp, golden brown bottom. They are intensely flavored with pepperoni, red pepper flakes, garlic, and two types of cheeses, and have a moist, buttery crumb. It's the kind of recipe that your guests will demand you make time and time again because they're that damn good. Good thing they're easy as well.
This "digestive" biscuit, made from spelt, oats, and dark muscovado sugar, is a great all-purpose treat that walks the fine line between savory and sweet: it could just as easily be served with jam, dipped in chocolate, or set on a plate of cheese.
Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack.
The flavors of classic eggs hollandaise—lemon, ham, butter, and toasted bread—all compressed into a bite-sized hors d'oeuvre.
Deviled eggs spiked with briny and crisp fried capers, parsley leaves, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil.
These deviled eggs with crispy pancetta, parmesan, and plenty of black pepper take their inspiration from spaghetti carbonara.
Crisp and tender poached shrimp salad seasoned with a touch of mayonnaise, jalapeño, and radish go perfectly with lemon-spiked deviled eggs.
Blending two bar snacks into one, these deviled eggs are flavored with hot sauce, blue cheese, and celery, just like Buffalo chicken wings.