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43 No-Utensil Recipes for When You Just Wanna Eat With Your Hands

July 31, 2017

Confession: I haven’t had a kitchen table since 2014. First, because I thought a couch was a better post-college investment. And later, because I only had room in my postage-stamp-sized apartment for that couch.

My roommate and I make it work—she loves cheese, cured meats, and crackers, and I’ve become a master plate balancer. But even after three years of practice, maneuvering knives, forks, and spoons can throw a wrench in our flow. It’s a challenge to balance a plate on your lap as you slice salmon or fork a fried egg. Meals sans utensils mean we can focus on what’s important: eating.

Thankfully, there are so many meals made for grabbing. From pizza and tartines to hand pies and wraps, we’ve gathered more than 40 stable and satisfying recipes you can enjoy two- (or single!) handed.


Toast Toppers


Satisfying Sandwiches


Handy Vegetables


Fill Your Flatbread


A Pie In the Hand

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Guillermo F. May 28, 2019
Incredibly, the writer of the article left out the only food that according to Buckingham Palace, should ONLY be eaten with your hands. If you use a fork, to hold it, then cut it with a knife to obtain a piece of it and then use the fork to take that piece to your mouth, no matter how gently,. you will not ever be invited to dine there again The name of that vegetable is asparagus. Incidentally, let us remember that sayings like "bon appetit", or "enjoy your meal", while served at a home, are no longer used. The only people who use them, nowadays, are Chefs, say, when out of the kitchen and in front of a table. That is still done. Of course,if you have a Chef doing this at your home, he or she is perfectly entitled to say it, but not the host, or hostess. "Please, let us start" is what is now used. If a guest says "Bon appetit" , or whatever, after you said "Please let us start" just let him or her get out of that one, on their own....
 
luvcookbooks August 1, 2017
Love the theme. I inherited a beautiful dining table but love eating curled up in a comfy chair with a book!
 
Guillermo F. May 28, 2019
Incredibly, the writer of the article left out the only food that according to Buckingham Palace, should ONLY be eaten with your hands. If you use a fork, to hold it, then cut it with a knife, to obtain a piece of it and then use the fork to take that piece to your mouth, no matter how gently,. you will not ever be invited to dine there again The name of that vegetable is asparagus. Incidetally, let us remember that saying like bon appetit, or wnjoy your meail, while served at a home, are no longer used. The onky people who use them,
nowadays, ate Chefs, when out of the kitchen and in front os a table.That is still done.Of cpurse,if you have a Chef dping this at your home, he is perfectly entitled tpo say it, but no the host,or hostess. "Please, let us start" is what is now used. If a guest says Bon appetit, or whatever, just let him or her get out of that one, on their own.