From onion rings to patty melts, these 5 diner classics are the ultimate in comfort food.
June 30, 2009
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Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Beer-Battered Onion Rings Recipe Instead 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!
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Spicy Steak Fries
Spicy Steak Fries Recipe These 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.
3 of 5Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Mini-Cheeseburgers Recipe Satisfying 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.
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Southwestern Smothered Fries
Southwestern Smothered Fries Recipe Prepare 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.
5 of 5Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley
Country-Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Country-Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy Recipe Dress 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.