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Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2019




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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: Cyd McDowell

It’s almost time to ring in the new year (with fried chicken and Champagne, may we suggest?)! But before we officially bid 2019 farewell, we’d love if you’d indulge us in a reflective look back at what an incredible year we had here at Kitchn.

And among all those wonderful posts, these 10 were our absolute most popular — the ones you all loved most.

1. We Tried 8 Methods of Cooking Bacon and Found an Absolute Winner

As part of our Skills Showdown series, we pitted eight bacon-cooking methods against each other to find the absolute best. The winning method is super simple, and it comes from none other than Martha Stewart. Your weekend mornings just got so much better.

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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: Brett Regot/Kitchn

2. The Secret to Better Baked Potatoes? Cook Them Like the British Do.

If the type of baked potato you’re after involves a super-crispy skin and ultra-fluffy insides, then you need to know about British “jacket potatoes.” Our Senior Contributing Food Editor, Sheela Prakash, breaks down how exactly to achieve this potato perfection.

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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: Cyd McDowell

3. We Tried 6 Methods for Baking a Potato and Found a Clear Winner

Speaking of baked potatoes! Curious to see what other methods yielded the best spuds, we had a good old-fashioned potato showdown and now have another great method in our back pockets.

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Credit: Image: Joe Lingeman, Design: The Kitchn

4. We Tried 7 Ways to Hard-Boil Eggs and Found a Clear Winner

You guys really loved our new Skills Showdown format this year! And it makes sense — why waste your time with subpar cooking methods when the best one is out there, just waiting for you? This time it’s with hard-boiled eggs, a breakfast staple everyone should master!

5. The Most Underrated Kirkland Signature Item to Get at Costco

You love Costco, we love Costco. And never was that more clear than when we published this post on our favorite item from the store’s private-label brand. Read on to find out what it is! And let us know if you have other favorites in the comments.

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Credit: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn

6. Once You Try Spanish Fried Eggs, You’ll Never Cook Them Any Other Way

Have you seen photos on Instagram of perfectly fried eggs — you know the ones, with crispy, lacy edges and soft, gooey yolks — and wondered how to make them yourself at home? Well you’re in luck, because we have the method right here for you!

7. I Tried 14 Jars of Salsa and Now This Is the Only One I’ll Buy

There are so many jarred salsa options at the grocery store these days, and choosing one might feel a little overwhelming. That’s why we set out to find the best with one of our grocery store taste tests. If you aren’t loyal to any brand, we highly suggest trying our winner. And if you do already have a go-to option, this one just might become your new favorite.

8. We Tried Aldi’s Now-Famous Keto Bread (and Looked into Whether or Not It’s Actually Keto)

Aldi created quite the sensation when they released a keto-friendly bread as part of their limited-edition Aldi Finds selection this year. It seemed almost impossible to find this popular bread at any stores, but we finally were able to get our hands on a loaf to try for ourselves. Here’s what we thought.

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Credit: Faith Durand/Kitchn

9. I Tried the Murder Cookies Reddit Is Obsessed With (Yes, They’re to Die For)

Reddit is a strange and wonderful place, and it’s where we first learned about “murder cookies.” We had to see what all the fuss was about, so our fearless Editor-in-Chief, Faith, set out to make them at home. Turns out they’re really, really good (and their back story is not as creepy as their name makes them out to be!).

10. I Tried 9 Boxed Cornbread Mixes and Now This Is the Only One I’ll Buy

Similar to our salsa post, this boxed cornbread mix taste test was a real crowd-pleaser this year. I guess a lot of you are looking for an easy way to get cornbread on the table! And our winning pick will not disappoint. In fact, the tester notes, “It was moist and tender, not dry, but didn’t venture into birthday cake or breakfast muffin territory. It’s savory enough to stand up to a bowl of chili and would welcome a slather of butter and drizzle of honey, too.” Sounds perfect.

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