Main Dishes

Collection by Deanna Mikel

Chef John's Honey-Glazed Ham

Rating: 5 stars 232
A great holiday ham glaze needs to have three things: wonderful flavor, gorgeous, shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room. I'm happy to report this easy-to-make glaze has all those things in abundance.

Lana's Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 907
A wonderful savory meatball and sweet sauce recipe that works as a main dish, or you can use just the meatball recipe part for parties. I recommend serving over white rice.

Chicken Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 4443
You'll love Chef John's recipe for the best crispy-crusted chicken Parmesan.

Unbelievable Fish Batter

Rating: 4 stars 549
A deliciously light and crispy fish batter made with just 5 ingredients.

Poutine Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
As the old joke goes, it takes a lot of time and effort to make poutine, but at least when you're finally done you get to eat soggy fries. And, what incredibly delicious, soggy fries they are. While I don't have any problem with you buying the cheese curds, or using frozen fries, I do hope you make the sauce from scratch. Use beef chuck, short rib, or brisket to achieve this marvelously meaty, super savory, ridiculously rich gravy that makes all the sogginess worth it.

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 418
Simple, tasty pan-fried salmon cakes — with just five staple ingredients!


Rating: 4 stars 514
These are great to make ahead of time and then freeze. We freeze them with mashed potatoes and corn as part of a homemade TV dinner.

Amazing and Easy Chicken Wings

Rating: 5 stars 105
These chicken wings are surprisingly delicious for how few ingredients are involved! I made them for the first time at a football party, and within 10 minutes everyone had eaten all 5 pounds!

Caramelized Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 311
Yummy chicken wings that are so easy to fix on the stove top or in an electric skillet.