NYT Cooking: Basic pancakes are simple to throw together and are guaranteed to delight a crowd. But go one step further, separating the eggs and beating the whites, and you turn the ordinary pancake into something almost soufflé-like. These also contain ricotta, for extra richness that don't weigh the pancakes down.
Like cabbage, raw brussels sprouts do well when shredded and mixed with a tart apple, lemon juice and zest, and a dressing of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise It’s not a traditional slaw, but the concept is the same. Serve this immediately, or give it some time in the fridge to let the flavors meld. (Craig Lee for The New York Times)
These addictive seasoned "fries" from Mark Bittman are actually baked, but we promise you won't miss the grease The spice mix – garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper – can be used on regular potatoes as well (you'll just need to increase the baking time a bit).