From onion rings to patty melts, these 5 diner classics are the ultimate in comfort food.
Beer-Battered Onion RingsInstead of hitting your local diner for a heaping order of fries or a juicy burger, make these comfort-food favorites at home.Onion rings will also curb your fast-food craving. Dip fresh sliced onions in a beer batter, and then fry in oil until golden brown. Once you've tasted these crispy, hot, and flavoring rings, you'll think twice about ordering out!
Spicy Steak FriesThese fries cut out much of the fat of greasy diner fries without skimping on flavor. Cut baking potatoes into thick wedges and toss with vegetable oil, a spicy seasoning blend, and salt, then bake at 400 degrees until tender.
Mini-CheeseburgersSatisfying your urge for cheeseburgers with these Krystal-inspired minis. Split party rolls for the buns, and shape the patties in tablespoon portions. Freeze leftovers for a midweek lunch.
Southwestern Smothered FriesPrepare frozen steak or waffle-cut fries and top, nacho-style, with a Southwestern flavor explosion: spices, black beans, shredded Mexican-style cheese, salsa, sour cream, scallions, and avocado.
Country-Fried Steak with Mushroom GravyDress up cubed steak by dredging in a milk mixture, coating in seasoned flour, and pan-frying in a skillet. Top with homemade mushroom gravy and serve with mashed potatoes for a down-home dinner favorite.