Today, we’re talking about tragically under-loved recipes. As most food bloggers will tell you, sometimes we are surprised by which recipes make it big and which are total flops.
I don’t mean “flop” in terms of taste ( I wouldn’t post a recipe that didn’t taste good!), but in terms of social sharing and number of times the recipe is viewed.
I thought it would be fun to share with you 5 recipes that just don’t get any love and try to convince you to give them a chance!
Okay, so I think I know why people aren’t falling all over themselves to re-pin this one. It looks a little…. weird. And it sounds a little… weird. I don’t know a lot of people who regularly incorporate Egyptian food into their diet, but as someone with a secret love for Egypt and four hieroglyphic tattoos (Thanks, College!) I was pretty pumped to share this recipe with you.
It is made from Puff Pastry + Almonds + Raisins + Coconut + Sugar + Milk. See, all non-scary things, right?
Go check it out and report back if you’re brave enough to give it a try. I promise, it’s super tasty.
You guys, c’mon. The name even rhymes. How is this not your go-to coffee cake recipe? It has cream cheese. And jam. And dates! Oh, okay. I see how it is. You’re afraid of the dates. Trust me when I tell you that they are delicious! Eating a date is like chewing on honey. Mmmm.
Alright, go take a peak at the recipe and let me know what it is about it that just totally puts you off. This is for research purposes, people. Science and whatnot.
I know you all have leftover ham problems at LEAST twice per year. I can’t be the only one staring at a giant zipper bag of chopped ham after Christmas and Easter wondering what the heck to do with all of it. Obviously the only sensible solution is to cover it in brown sugar, curry powder, and butter. Toss in some ripe mango chunks and throw it under the broiler. Tropical ham party. In your mouth.
With just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes of effort, this recipe deserves your love.
In hindsight, maybe I should have titled it Packet Cooking Greek Fish. Or just anything a little less intimidating than “en Papillote.” Realistically, I didn’t even know what that word meant a year ago so I’m not sure why I expected the internet to freak out over this (delicious) recipe and throw it up on the front page of Reddit.
Did I mention that you can use foil instead of parchment paper? Parchment paper is a bit intimidating, too, right? You guys have to tell me these things! So go check out that recipe, throw the ingredients onto a piece of foil, wrap it up, and put it in the oven. It’s a lot easier than it sounds.
I just don’t understand you sometimes. It’s heartbreaking, truly. I mean, there are FRIED tortilla strips in this salad. And mango. And spiced chicken. Not to mention the seductive (whoa there!) chipotle-raspberry dressing. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, and a little bit spicy.
I made and ate this same salad for three days in a row because it is that good. Go look at all the pretty colors and think about your life decisions.
Okay, friends. That’s all for today! I hope you are willing to take a chance on some of these sad, lonely, under-loved recipes who just want someone to love them.
Go try something new!