Pineapple Pork Tostadas | http://mytartare.com/pineapple-pork-tostadas/

Pineapple Pork Tostadas

Pineapple Pork Tostadas | Whenever we make tostadas, for some reason we can’t help but think of Dusty Bottoms, Lucky Day and Ned Nederlander. Who are they? I’ll give you a hint – they know how to belt out “My Little Buttercup”. They’re the Three Amigos of course! They were my idols in 1986. I still have no idea why tostadas remind me of them. It obviously has to do with the whole Mexican theme, but it’s more than that – it’s just one of those dishes that doesn’t really feel right, like it tries to be fancy, but it’s not, and in the end works despite being some sort of comical Pompeian disaster. Does that make sense? Anyways. We love those guys, so we gave them a tostada tribute they would gobble up. 

Kielbasa Iceberg with Marsala Hollandaise | http://mytartare.com/kielbasa-iceberg-with-marsala-hollandaise/

Kielbasa Iceberg with Marsala Hollandaise

Kielbasa Iceberg with Marsala Hollandaise | If it was 1920 I would be arrested in a heartbeat for bootlegging Marsala wine. I love the stuff. It’s easily one of our top 5 favorite ingredients, because it adds so much flavor depth and makes anything better. We use it in fish marinades, reductions, and brush our teeth with it. It’s that good! But you want to know what our favorite way is to get our Marsala dance on? Make a hollandaise with it. It’s phenomenal…

Cheater's Chili Relleno Pockets

Cheater’s Chili Relleno Pockets

Cheater’s Chili Relleno Pockets | We live in Texas. Chili rellenos are everywhere. And we mean everywhere! They are usually stuffed to the brim with melted cheese, coated in some sort of batter, and fried. But that’s a little excessive – a little too unhealthy for our taste. Besides, who has time to fry a whole batch of peppers? So we like to cheat. And trust us, we know how to cheat…

Cucumber Velvet Bruschetta

Cucumber Velvet Bruschetta | The thing I used to love watching the European master chefs make the most, was a pearl onion reduction. They would reduce pearls in all kind of awesomeness – fortified wines, vermouth, raisin juice, you name it – then season them up to make interstellar flavor asteroids that sent any dish into a new age. Pearl onions are small and impressionable – like the nerdy new kid in middle school – but in the end they provide an inventive and priceless contribution that makes the rest of us wondering why we didn’t pay more attention to them in the first place.

Winter Kale Salad + Carrot Aioli

Winter Kale Salad + Carrot Aioli

Winter Kale Salad + Carrot Aioli | When winter rolls around, it’s time for a nice shot of kale and root vegetables. And speaking of root vegetables, two of our favorites are radishes and carrots. They give you both flavor and texture (not to mention they are super good for you). But just tossing them…

Egg Ham Sandy + Crispy Acorns

Egg Ham Sandy + Crispy Acorns

Egg Ham Sandy + Crispy Acorns | Way back when in college, we used to make mean sandwiches. And we mean MEAN. Sandwiches were our thing, we made the best, and times were good. But as father time visited our doorstep, we had to pump the brakes a bit on the indulgence bandwagon. But guess what?…

Egg in the Oven Waldorf

Egg in the Oven Waldorf

Egg in the Oven Waldorf | Have you ever had a 65 minute egg cooked IN a chicken? We’re sure you’re dying to say yes, so we got you covered. That’s right. In this recipe we roast an egg inside a chicken until it’s perfectly rich & creamy. We don’t poach it. We don’t boil…

Jumbo Crab Tater Tots

Jumbo Crab Tater Tots

Jumbo Crab Tater Tots | Get ready. This recipe is about to make you a hit on game day…and you thought Katy Perry was big. Once you make this one you’ll never look back. Trust us. These are simple crab tater tots rolled in instant mashed potatoes and panko, then quickly fried to crispy perfection. Oh, and then we serve them alongside our quick cocktail sauce, to really make this a winner. 

Fennel Grape Shred Salad

Fennel Grape Shred Salad

Fennel Grape Shred Salad | It’s the summer of salads and they’ve been rolling out of our kitchen! For this one, we took on an old nemesis of ours, fennel, and used it as the foundation for this fruity, cheesy, minty garden of awesomeness. That’s right. We toss shredded fennel with cucumber threads, grapes, oranges,…

Ho Chi Hummus

Ho Chi Hummus

Ho Chi Hummus | These days, if you want to call yourself a chef you need to have a killer hummus recipe in your bag of tricks. I never though I’d say that, but with the health kick everyone is on, it’s true. So what does a guy and his dog come up with? I’ll…