Cal Elliott

Supercrispy Onion Rings
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These delectable, crunchy onion rings are Polo Dobkin's favorite late-night snack. His staff at Dressler devours them too. "We tend to feed a lot of people after hours," he says. To allow room for the light batter on the thick rings to puff as it cooks, use at least 3 inches of oil in the pan. More Tasty Snack Recipes
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To ensure that these delectable little fried cakes are crisp, squeeze as much liquid as possible from the shredded potatoes. More Potato Recipes
"You've got to love pan-roasted halibut," says Dressler's co-chef Polo Dobkin. "It's beautifully firm and it gets so nicely golden when you sear it." Although he and co-chef Cal Elliott don't usually make a lot of rich sauces, they adore this tangy lemon-butter sauce with fish: "The lemon brightens up the halibut," Dobkin says. More Recipes Using Sustainable Seafood
For this clever riff on Greek salad, traditional ingredients like feta cheese and black olives get chopped into small pieces, then tossed with a shallot dressing. "None of the strong flavors take over," says Dave Alhadeff, who often orders the dish at Dressler. "Because it's all nicely chopped, you get a hint of feta, a taste of tomatoes. It's so much more complex than most Greek salads." More Salad Recipes