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5-Ingredient Pantry Recipes to Get You Through the Storm

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Sandy is here, and takeout is not an option -- it's just you and your pantry now. Not to fear: Here are 9 Frankenstorm-worthy recipes with just five ingredients (or less) that you probably have on hand. Stay safe -- and eat well too.

Sugar Steak with Bourbon by amanda

Sugar Steak with Bourbon

Steak in the freezer? Hit it with some booze and sugar.

Simple Bolognese for Adults and Babies by merrill

Simple Bolognese

Any ground meat that's not too lean will do.

One-Eyed Sandwiches by merrill

One-Eyed Sandwiches

Eggs. Butter. Bread.

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter by Genius Recipes

Tomato Sauce

Canned tomatoes' highest purpose -- just add butter and an onion.

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken by Genius Recipes

Simplest Roast Chicken

Chicken kicking around the freezer? Here's the speediest, simplest way to roast it.

The WFP: Greek Mahogany Potatoes by creamtea

Greek Mahogany Potatoes

For the potatoes you've got rumbling around.

Bell-less, Whistle-less, Damn Good French Toast by Kayb

Damn Good French Toast

If you've got stale bread, you're halfway there.

Perfect Hot Chocolate by SavvyJulie

Perfect Hot Chocolate

Raid your baking supplies for a chocolatey comfort fix.

Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce by Genius Recipes

Roasted Applesauce

Finish off that leftover pile from apple-picking, and make the house smell good too. 

Missing an ingredient? Need pantry dinner inspiration? Ask the Food52 Hotline for help!

Tags: five ingredients or less, hurricane, frankenstorm, pantry

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almost 3 years ago Chef Chris Bales

Love these simple recipes!! Great way to accent the ingredients. I make the one eye sandwich all the time but we call them birds in a basket! Mom made it for me my whole life.