F&W Handbook: Best May Recipes
Oven-Fried Chicken by the Bucket
Genius Idea: Rolling chicken pieces in crushed potato chips before baking is like having a pre-fried crust. The Big Dish: Thick-cut potato chips in this crust stay more crispy than the standard kind. Salt-and-pepper is delicious here, but any flavor works beautifully—even barbecue.
Spiced Chicken Dosas
Oven-Fried Chicken Leftover One: These wraps—seasoned with cumin and coriander and flavored with curry yogurt—make a quick and delicious lunch.
Vietnamese Chicken-Noodle Salad
Oven-Fried Chicken Leftover Two: This dish is a terrific meal-in-one, with cool rice noodles, shredded fried chicken and fresh vegetables and herbs.
Crispy Quinoa Sliders
These crispy, light little patties are fantastic as mini vegetarian burgers, but they'd be great served alongside a salad as well.
Grain Salad with Scallion Dressing
This vegetarian recipe combines hearty grains with crunchy nuts, creamy chickpeas and a roasted scallion dressing.
Blueberry Muffins with Banana Butter
Ideal for a Mother’s Day breakfast, these muffins are crisp on top with light, fluffy centers and plenty of big juicy blueberries. They’re terrific spread with sweet, creamy banana butter.
A showstopper, these crisp, smoky potatoes are actually super-easy to make.
Potato, Snap Pea & Pickle Salad
This is a terrific springtime version of a warm potato salad, with lots of scallions and little bites of half-sour pickles.
Grilled Potatoes with Tomato Dip
As a lighter alternative to french fries, try grilling thin potato slices and serving them with this sweet and spicy dip.
Boiled Potatoes with Sage Butter
Sage lovers will adore this recipe, which is superb for breakfast or brunch, especially with a side of eggs.
Smashed Potatoes with Caraway
When you cook potatoes this way, they get crunchy on the outside and stay creamy on the inside.
Cucumber-and-Radish Salad with Burrata
The delicious dressing for this salad comes from the juices that form while the cucumber macerates with the other ingredients.
Frosty Strawberry-and-Cream Milk Shakes
7-Minute Dessert: A quick puree of fresh strawberries and lemon zest creates a delicious fruit floater for this ultra-creamy milk shake.
Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango and Lime
In this elegant dinner party dessert, chunky, fresh mango with tangy lime is a great counterpoint to the creamy, tapioca pearl pudding.
Finely ground roasted almonds add terrific flavor to these crispy buttermilk waffles.