Best of the Hotline: Food52 Hidden Treasures

February  7, 2015

Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.

Today: Your underappreciated favorite recipes from the Food52 archives, revealed.

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When you’re out of inspiration, what recipes do you turn to? We all have a back-pocket stash of the ones we can whip up on a moment’s notice, be it Marcella Sauce or a simple roast chicken. We need these recipes -- they are the workhorses that keep us going week in, week out -- for the (very rare) moments when we can’t even bear to look at the stove or crack open a new cookbook.

But sometimes we get tired of those old standbys and need fresh ideas. Over on the Hotline, AntoniaJames once asked for your favorite Food52 recipes that you don't feel get enough love. As always, you came through with some great ones -- here are a few of your winners:

On the savory side:

From the baked goods section: 

Homemade ricotta

The rest:

What's your favorite Food52 hidden treasure recipe? Tell us in the comments or join the conversation over on the Hotline!

First photo by Sarah Shatz, all other photos by James Ransom

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Mei Chin

Written by: Mei Chin

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Midge February 9, 2015
AJ's French Country Soup; Waverly's BBQ shrimp; WuNotWoo's Misoyaki Roast Chicken; and I second Rhonda35's Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Pangritata!
drbabs February 8, 2015
mrslarkin's pumpkin christmas bread, hillarybee's quinoa and kale quiche, fortheloveofyum's shades of green chopped salad, healthierkitchen's brown rice jambalaya, lastnightsdinner's linguine with sardines, amanda's brussels sprouts salad a la m wells, mariaraynal's very veggie soup, pierino's allez gazpacho, sonali's braised moroccan chicken, fisheri's contessa fish pasta, arielleclementines polenta cakes and roasted broccoli.
aargersi February 8, 2015
I can't count the number of times I have made and canned Miss Ginsu's soicy green tomato chowchow!
DRAMA February 8, 2015
Everything look so yummy!
Panfusine February 7, 2015
Boulangere's Roasted vegetable spanish rice should defintiely be on this list!