With election season in full swing, we thought it would be fitting to pay our own small, culinary tribute to the democratic process here at Wine Enthusiast with this edition of our Weekend Menu. We took a close look at your most searched-for recipes on Winemag.com and gathered our favorites from the bunch. So, go on, take a break from your hunt and start cooking these delicious weekend meals.
Roasted Pumpkin and Chicory Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
Despite the wintry weather, pumpkin seed recipes are still one of your most searched in January, which gives us a great opportunity to bring your attention back to this Roasted Pumpkin and Chicory Salad, contributed by Maria Helm Sinskey, culinary director of Robert Sinskey Vineyards.
Zucchini Fettuccini with Pesto and Cauliflower Bolognese
If you’re looking for inventive pesto recipes, look no further than this Zucchini Fettuccini with Pesto and Cauliflower Bolognese. Thinly sliced zucchini takes the place of pasta in this vegetarian and gluten-free dish, for those staying true to their healthy New Year’s resolutions.
The Perfect Sunday Night Fried Chicken
Meanwhile, readers looking to spice up a classic chicken dish should try The Perfect Sunday Night Fried Chicken recipe. The name isn’t an overstatement—chef Levi Mezick and his team at Restaurant 1833 cooked more than 75 variations of the dish in one day in their hunt for the perfect preparation before crowing this one king.
McDonald’s-Style Fried Apple Pie
The traditional apple pie is also leading our list of most-searched recipes. So we thought we’d bring you back to a true American classic—the original McDonald’s-style Fried Apple Pie. Before they revamped the recipe, the original McDonald’s dessert was more akin to a deep-fried apple egg roll, oozing with mouth-scalding deliciousness as opposed to the tamer, baked incarnation that exists today. Now’s your chance to try your hand at a homemade version of the classic.
Lemon-Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes
Finally, our souls were warmed to learn that one of the most searched recipes is…pancakes! This Sunday morning, try your hand at our Lemon-Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes. The punch of citrus pairs perfectly with the touch of vanilla, and the ricotta makes pancakes so rich, just tasting them will make you feel like you’re wearing a tuxedo encrusted with diamonds. In space.