Real Recipes of New York City

Authentic recipes from one of the world's greatest food cities!
Collection by Dorinda Medley

Family Sicilian Sauce and Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
My mother's family originally came from Sicily and every family member makes his or her own version - this version came most recently via Brooklyn. If there are any leftovers, they freeze very well. MANGIA! Serve with red wine and a good loaf of crusty Italian bread.

Brick-Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

Rating: 5 stars 213
Only an oven and a pizza stone are required for this Brooklyn-style pizza.

Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 195
These easy, delicious salt potatoes are a classic Upstate NY specialty.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 5 stars 271
Delicious rye bread flavored with caraway seeds and sour pickle juice.

New York Pushcart Onions (For Hot Dogs)

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
I am a Canadian who spent 6 winters in Florida, and while there I met a person from New York (Brian). I did the cooking for most parties at the park, including snacks for our golf group which met twice a week after golf. Brian told me about the Push Cart Onions and I tried them with the group. They loved them. You can play with this recipe to suit your taste. Add more or less sugar, maybe a little more hot sauce, etc.

Not Thousand Island Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 35
The only valid reasons for which I'll make this dressing is for it to be a condiment on a Reuben sandwich or slow-cooked brats/butcher sausages. I am totally a fan of Reubens. This recipe is my own take and I call it my favorite over every Reuben I have had. For me, a Reuben must be made from a cooked-at-home corned beef brisket or real New York-style pastrami. If either of these staples is not available, I will not consider making a Reuben. When it's time to slice the corned beef I don't let myself be sissified. I cut nice slices about 1/4-inch thick. I leave the fat on.