New York City Recipes

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Cathy's Version of Brooklyn Diner Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.39 stars
18
Wonderful moist white or coconut cake! Fill with coconut filling, frost with 7-minute icing, and sprinkle coconut all over the cake.

Brooklyn Girl's Penne Arrabiata

Rating: 4.63 stars
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One thing I learned in my years living in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, NY was how to cook a good Italian meal. Here is a recipe I created after having this dish in a restaurant. Enjoy!

Coney Island Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Rating: 4.57 stars
7
This recipe is quick and easy. Only have to simmer for 30 minutes! It started as a very saucy Coney Island hot dog sauce. I prefer a meatier chili sauce, but if you prefer it saucy with less meat, reduce ground round to 1/2 pound meat.

Quick Manhattan Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.63 stars
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I was looking for a quick and easy Manhattan clam chowder and never found one, so I made my own!

New York Italian Pizza Dough

Rating: 4.66 stars
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A really wet, sticky pizza dough that bakes up to perfection! Simple ingredients and technique in this dough make your pizza crust authentic, crispy and chewy just like your favorite NY brick oven joint. This recipe makes enough for three 10- to 12-inch pizzas, two 12- to 14-inch pizzas, one 16- to 18-inch pizza, or 6 to 8 small single serving stromboli.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
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For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut for over 35 years, in close proximity to NYC with its great Jewish delis, baking some of the finest rye bread going, I snagged this recipe from a friend. Hope you like it. Enjoy and share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake

Rating: 4.63 stars
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This is an Italian comfort food classic! The smell of this cooking in my kitchen transports me back to playing on the street in front of my Papa and Gigi's house in Brooklyn. I make 2 trays of this for every family get-together, and it's gone in a flash!

Chicken Riggies

Rating: 4.4 stars
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This is Utica, New York's, specialty dish. Rigatoni (riggies) pasta is paired with chicken and spicy peppers in a creamy red/white sauce. Some other popular additions are mushrooms and black olives.

Brick-Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

Rating: 4.81 stars
214
This is a simple recipe for authentic brick-oven pizza made famous by several, well-known Brooklyn pizzerias. Best accompanied by ice-cold pilsner-style lager beer.

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Rating: 4.54 stars
397
Tiramisu-flavored cheesecake combines the flavors and richness of tiramisu and NY Cheesecake. Just before serving, grate some semisweet chocolate on the top.

New York Cheesecake

Rating: 4.73 stars
156
This cheesecake is New York-style, fool-proof, easy, and super-delicious.

Beef on Weck

Rating: 4.5 stars
24
An easy roast beef sandwich with local origins in Buffalo, New York. Kimmelweck rolls are hard kaiser-type rolls covered in coarse ground salt and caraway seeds. This recipe transforms regular rolls into the traditional weck rolls.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Beef Fajitas
Rating: Unrated
86
This yummy steak filling is sure to tingle your taste buds. It's easy to make ahead and when ready, it cooks quickly for a filling meal. Optional: serve with shredded lettuce or any condiments of your choice.
Sarah Contona's Sweet Potato Pie
Rating: Unrated
32
This is different from your normal sweet potato pies, especially the crust and the cream cheese. My grandmother used to make it, then my mother and her sisters made it for many years. Now that I've moved away from New York and are no longer with them, I make it for my girlfriend's family. Eat it with Thanksgiving dinner, just like we did! Enjoy!

Garbage Plate Sauce

Rating: 4.56 stars
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Meat sauce with a wonderful blend of spices to pour over your choice of meat, macaroni salad, or home fries. A Rochester, New York original and a must-have. Add diced onions, ketchup, and mustard if desired.