5-Ingredient Recipes Entirely in Photos
With these step-by-step photos of four ridiculously easy dishes, there's no excuse not to get in the kitchen tonight.
The Egg in Its Own Edible Cup
The charm of the individualized serving—whether it's your very own pot pie or a stuffed pepper just for you—is hard to resist. This beautiful egg dish is one we hadn't seen before, though. A slice of ham forms a little basket when you press it into a muffin tin; crack an egg inside and slide it into the oven, and you've got an anytime meal that goes great with bread and salad.
Get the recipe: Baked Eggs in Ham Baskets
The 2-Step Pork Chop
It's easy to overcook pork, but using this smart method can prevent that from happening. You coat bone-in chops with a simple garlic-herb mixture, quickly sear them at high heat on the stove top (which gives them a crisp exterior) and then finish them in the oven, where they will continue to cook, but without the blasting heat of the stove top, so the meat will stay tender and juicy. Throw a few lemon halves on the pan, and the heat will make it easier to squirt the juice over the pork when it's ready.
Get the recipe: Rosemary-Oregano Pork Chops
The "Wait—These Are Carrots?" Way to Make Carrots
These sweet, spiced carrot fries taste almost like a completely different vegetable compared to what you serve alongside hummus or sliced in a salad. Coating french fry-shaped carrot sticks in rice flour, which you can find in health-food stores, gives them a thin coating that crisps up in the oven. When they're halfway done cooking, you give them another coating, this time of the Indian spice mix garam masala. The carrots are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and truly difficult to stop eating.
Get the recipe: Carrot Fries
The Dinner That Will Get You to Love Grilled Chicken Breasts Again
After one too many dry, tasteless renditions of this lean protein, we had almost written it off. Then we met this zippy reinvention, which uses a marinade made from just a few powerhouse ingredients—mustard, lime, cilantro and chili powder—to spice up the chicken and keep it moist, which you can then cook on a grill or in a grill pan.
Get the recipe: Mustard Lime Chicken