Posted December 26, 2017 at 01:58 PM | Updated December 26, 2017 at 01:57 PM
We published about 225 recipes in 2017 at NOLA.com/wherenolaeats. The ranged from readers’ treasured dishes to professional chefs’ and bakers’ creations. Below you’ll find the 10 that were the most popular among readers on NOLA.com.
Here, we are count them down from 10 to one. You might be surprised about which one turned out to be the most-read — I was.
Pictured: Frozen Cajun eggnog
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Scott “Sparky” Sparks, who hosts an over-the-top tailgating part before New Orleans Saints games, showed us how to make this alternative to traditional chargrilled oysters on a grill in his back yard. Rather than the shell, Sparks grills the oysters atop French bread, so one can just pick it up and take a bite. Read about the process here.
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Nutrition columnist Molly Kimball noted that one of the best things about buying rotisserie chicken is having the leftovers. She created this chicken salad with avocado, Greek yogurt and cottage cheese standing in for mayonnaise, noting this recipe adds “calcium, protein and heart-smart fats.” Check it out here.
Todd A. Price
We had a “fudge-off” at work and our colleague brought in a batch that she said contained a secret ingredient. We all tasted it and found it chocolatey and creamy. Turns out it contains a half-pound of Velveeta. Read how to make it here. (The fudge pictured in the middle is the Velveeta fudge.)
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America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen cooks reworked the Toll House cookie recipe to make a moister, chewier cookie that is rich and satisfying. We tried it ourselves and it’s definitely a keeper. Read the recipe here.