Almost every dish can be improved with some crunch—and that goes double for Thanksgiving sides like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. At Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara, chef James Siao has come up with a savory herb streusel that adds instant crunch and flavor to any dish. Sprinkle it on your Thanksgiving dishes or just keep it around the house to upgrade pasta, salads or soup.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
8 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
Pinch of salt