Channel Videos from J. Kenji López-Alt

Late Night Kimchi and Bacon Spaetzle
200,839 views - 03/30/20
A few days ago I showed you how to make really quick spaetzle. I mentioned that I like it with kimchi and bacon, so here's how I do it...
Two Ingredient Arepas Guajiras (Colombian Corn Cake With Cheese)
98,060 views - 03/29/20
There's a huge variety of arepas found across Colombia and Venezuela. These ones are based on a version of arepas Guajiras they make at...
Late Night Wrong Pizza
325,899 views - 03/29/20
I made a pizza. I made it with a tortilla and Oaxacan cheese and soppressata and pineapple. Don't care what you have to say, it hit the...
Cacio e Pepe (Roman mac and cheese), in about 12 minutes.
239,615 views - 03/29/20
Here's how I make cacio e pepe, the classic Roman dish of pasta with cheese and pepper. Traditionally you'd make it with just olive oil,...
Making Spaetzle (or if you prefer, Spätzle) From Scratch (5 minute Homemade Pasta)
198,799 views - 03/27/20
Spaetzle is the easiest pasta I know to make from scratch. The actual pasta bit of this recipe is done in under three minutes! Note: I...
Late Night Smashed Cheeseburger
893,070 views - 03/26/20
People ask me exactly how we make the smashburger at Wursthall. I'm gonna walk you through step by step in real time, with the exact...
Late Night Crispy Pulled Pork Sauerbraten and Red Cabbage Slaw Sandwich
290,036 views - 03/24/20
Hi. I know these first person videos are usually the opposite of serious, but we're in more serious times now. I have been spending...
Late Night Pizza w/ Crispy Parmesan Crust
297,343 views - 03/23/20
I was working late on some writing projects at my restaurant and had some leftover pizza in my car. So I reheated it. P.S. even if you...
Early Morning Breakfast Breakfast Quesadilla
688,842 views - 03/19/20
Shabu and I were up before the rest of the family today, which means that we get to share a quick breakfast quesadilla. I don't know...
Wursthall’s double-fried Korean hot chicken sandwich
106,976 views - 02/27/20
Let’s keep going with this behind the scenes recipe series! This is our double-fried Hot Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich. Think of it as...
How to make a smash burger
323,056 views - 02/27/20
Here’s how we cook our smash burgers at Wursthall. House-ground beef, salt and pepper, ripping hot griddle, heavy smash, razor scraper,...
Plating Wursthall's Deviled Eggs
63,180 views - 02/26/20
Some folks had asked aobut how we get our deviled eggs to look the way they do. Here you are! Rosa, our garde-mangher cook, has been with...
World’s Largest Hard-Boiled Egg Testing
64,436 views - 09/29/19
Some behind-the-scenes shots from my recent New York Times boiled egg- article in which I conducted, what is to my knowledge, the...
Late Night Tortilla Jian Bing
627,103 views - 09/25/19
A quick cheaty version of a classic Chinese street snack, using a tortilla in place of a crepe. Fry some chiles and scallion whites, add...
Egg Quesadilla
260,078 views - 09/23/19
Easy one-pan egg and cheese quesadilla for an easy and delicious breakfast or snack.
First Person Steam-Boiled Eggs
58,160 views - 09/23/19
I conducted the universe's largest-ever double-blind egg-peeling experiment to test all of the variables and how they affect the texture...
Steamed Burgers from Canard in Portland, OR; Things Worth Eating, Episode 6
57,594 views - 08/27/19
Here's another thing worth eating! The steamed burgers from Canard in Portland, OR. Don't confuse them with the steamed burgers from...
First Person BLT
334,937 views - 07/25/19
I made a BLT for lunch. I followed my BLT Manifesto, which states that a BLT is a tomato sandwich seasoned with bacon, from which all...
Things Worth Eating Ep  5: Buf Mozarella
47,195 views - 07/17/19
Hey, it's another Thing Worth Eating! This episode it's BUF brand water buffalo mozzarella, made from Colombian water buffalo milk. I...
Things Worth Eating, Ep. 4: Arequipe Quesadillas
49,441 views - 06/27/19
Hey, it's another Things Worth Eating! This week I'm eating arequipe quesadillas from Renata, Daniale Castaño's new taqueria in Bogota....
Things Worth Eating, Ep 3: Lomo al Trapo
39,005 views - 06/18/19
Here's another thing worth eating! Lomo al trapo is Colombian beef tenderloin cooked in a towel. One of the most impressive ways I know...
Things Worth Eating, Ep. 2: Mangostinos
44,344 views - 06/11/19
Here's another thing worth eating! Mangostinos (mangosteens). They're originally from Southeast Asia (the fruit of an evergreen shrub,...
Things Worth Eating: Huevos Al Vapor
89,577 views - 06/02/19
Welcome to my new short-format video series, Things Worth Eating. In each episode, I'll share with you something that is worth eating....
Late night cacio e pepe
311,636 views - 01/15/19
Sorry for the crappy audio. Not sure what happened there. Jetlag. I made some cacio e pepe for myself tonight when I got home after an...
Late night grilled cheese with mayo and butter
1,311,493 views - 08/29/18
This isn't the only way to make a grilled cheese sandwich, but it's a damn good one. Pretty self explanatory here. That's some, uh......
Late night pasta pomodoro (how to sauce your pasta)
513,138 views - 05/14/18
I made some pasta with quick tomato sauce. I cook the pasta in just enough water to cover it so the pasta water is extra starchy and...
How to Make Half-Scrambled Eggs
280,789 views - 05/11/18
I didn't mention it in the video, but obviously salt your eggs and add ground pepper if you'd like as well. Half-scrambled eggs, one of...
Late Night Macaroni and Cheese with Kimchi and Peas
371,115 views - 05/09/18
A variation of my 3-Ingredient 10-Minute Mac and Cheese...
Late night dan dan noodles
834,444 views - 12/19/17
A sort of brothy dan dan noodle type thing. Used ground beef because that's what I had, along with some roasted chicken stock flavored...
Late night chorizo grilled cheese
5,764,968 views - 12/17/17
I made a grilled cheese sandwich. The chorizo I keep in the freezer (along with a stick of pepperoni) so that I can grate it on a box...
Toast and Eggs for Me and the Kiddo
127,133 views - 10/17/17
Just a quick breakfast or snack you can make for yourself and your little one. I think it's pretty darn cute and my little 7-month-old...
How to Make Dan Dan Noodles
577,032 views - 09/16/17
This recipe is excerpted from my upcoming book, a follow up to my 2015 book The Food Lab. You can find more info and stay up-to-date on...
How to Make Kung Pow Chicken (Gong Bao Ji Ding)
292,012 views - 08/15/17
This recipe is excerpted from my second book, The Food Lab Vol. II, which will be out in early 2019. This particular recipe is very much...
How to Bag Your Corn the Right Way
31,683 views - 07/19/17
A super, super quick tip for how to bag your corn to prevent the bag from breaking open.
How Not to F&$K Up a Caprese Salad
94,731 views - 07/19/17
Get the full story here: There's really nothing to it: Get...
Longer-Lasting Tomatoes
162,483 views - 06/21/17
This quick tip will make your tomatoes last a few days longer. Produce-sellers and composters hate it!
Easy Zucchini-Basil Soup
50,042 views - 06/15/17
The great thing about this zucchini-basil soup is that it cooks so darn quickly. Zucchini is a very watery vegetable with a weak, almost...
How to Clean Sticky Dough From Your Fingers
28,520 views - 06/12/17
Here's a quick tip for cleaning sticky dough from your fingers. Read more:...
The Best Pizza Ovens
738,051 views - 05/20/17
Here's my review of the very best outdoor standalone pizza ovens. Get more details and results here:...
How to sharpen a knife without a sharpener
79,369 views - 05/19/17
Here's a quick and easy way to sharpen a dull knife when you find yourself in a kitchen without a sharpener.
Ultra-Smashed Burgers
1,316,563 views - 05/12/17
Classic smashed burgers are all about maximizing that deep, brown crust. But I found myself wondering, what if I were to take this to the...
How to Grill Sausages and Hot Dogs
299,771 views - 05/06/17
Sausages are forgiving, but how many times have you been served a sausage that's burnt to a crisp on the outside but raw in the center?...
How to Make Katsudon (Japanese Chicken Cutlet and Egg Rice Bowl)
97,889 views - 04/18/17
Get the full written recipe here:
A real quick Caprese salad. Don't f&$k it up.
16,728 views - 04/14/17
A quick video showing you how to make a caprese salad. Here's my full Caprese salad manifesto....
Full cook in a Roccbox
44,823 views - 04/13/17
Start to finish cook in a Roccbox pizza oven. The video is slightly sped up but actual cook time was just under 90 seconds.
Pizza bake on a Blackstone
22,482 views - 04/10/17
Just a quick test on the Blackstone. Store-bought dough so it didn't quite behave how I wanted it to (too many large bubbles, hence...
How to Make Chicken Katsu
271,237 views - 04/10/17
If you weren't familiar with Japanese cuisine, you might not think there's anything particularly Japanese about katsu, a simple dish of...
Knife Skills: How to Cut Cauliflower
29,857 views - 03/12/17
How to cut cauliflower into florets
Knife Skills: How to Chope Fresh Chilies
15,190 views - 03/12/17
A quick and easy method for deseeding and chopping fresh chilies.
Knife Skills: How to Mince Shallots
22,765 views - 03/12/17
How to mince shallots.
How to Make Pork Chile Verde in a Pressure Cooker
54,277 views - 03/12/17
Get the full recipe here: It's...
Easy Creamy Mushroom Soup
74,190 views - 03/02/17
An easy creamy mushroom soup recipe.
Knife Skills: How to Chop Fresh Mushrooms
17,910 views - 03/02/17
How to chop fresh mushrooms into quarters and slices
How to Make Easy One-Pot Salmon Chowder
56,749 views - 02/27/17 As a born-and-bred Boston kid, chowder...
How to Cut Chicken Breasts into Cutlets
62,871 views - 02/22/17
A quick demo on how to cut chicken breasts into cutlets...
Pasta With Butternut Squash, Brown Butter, and Sage
40,783 views - 02/21/17
Brown butter-based pasta sauces are some of the simplest things around. They're emulsions made with a flavorful fat and pasta cooking...
Knife Skills: How to Mince Fresh Sage
6,171 views - 02/17/17
How to mince fresh sage leaves.
Knife Skills: How to Dice Butternut Squash
14,398 views - 02/17/17
How to peel, clean, and dice butternut squash.
Egg and Gruyère Crepes
68,337 views - 02/14/17
Shot w/ my iphone and a gooseneck clip that I got for $15 on Amazon. I'm actually surprised it came out looking halfway decent. Anyhow,...
Knife Skills: How to Cut Citrus Fruit
37,199 views - 02/13/17
How to cut citrus fruit into suprèmes and slices for salads....
How to Make Quesadillas Three Ways
101,027 views - 02/02/17
The Best Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings
169,507 views - 01/30/17
The secret to baked wings that taste just like real-deal, deep-fried Buffalo wings? Some baking powder. But, of course, this wouldn't be...
How to Make Pozole Verde de Pollo (Mexican Green Soup with Chicken and Hominy)
102,161 views - 01/26/17
If you've ever cooked that great Rick Bayless recipe for pozole verde, the Mexican meat and hominy soup flavored with green chilies and...
Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto
67,285 views - 01/24/17
More details here: The pressure cooker is the...
How to Make a Spanish Tortilla With Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
64,821 views - 01/23/17 Using a bag of potato chips is a quick and easy...
How to Insulate a Sous Vide Bath
14,098 views - 01/19/17
Long, slow sous vide cooks can take 36 hours or more. How do you slow down the water from evaporating in that time? Here's a quick and...
How to Make Ragù Bolognese (Northern Italia Meat Sauce)
394,033 views - 01/19/17 When it comes to meat sauces, ragù Bolognese is...
28-Second Chicken Breakdown
26,910 views - 01/18/17
Speed run for breaking down a chicken into 8 serving portions (legs, thighs, and 4 breast quarters, along with a backbone for stock)....
How to Keep Sous Vide Bags Submerged
15,195 views - 01/17/17
Do you have trouble with floating sous vide bags? This easy trick will keep them underwater for their whole cook.
How to Make Chicken Scarpariello (Italian Sweet and Sour Chicken With Sausage)
107,503 views - 01/16/17
Chicken scarpariello, the Italian-American dish of chicken braised with sausage and peppers in a sweet and sour sauce is one of those...
How to Cook a Perfect Roast a Chicken (Spatchcock it!)
217,261 views - 01/13/17
Spatchcocking is the fastest, easiest, best way to roast a chicken. More details here:...
Croque Señora
398,963 views - 01/09/17
Just a quick Saturday brunch I made with leftover carnitas...
How to Make 3-Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
939,126 views - 01/09/17
More info here: Here's the world's easiest...
How to Make Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup)
28,150 views - 01/05/17
More details here: Caldo verde, a potato and...
Dave Arnold Demonstrates the Spinzall Prototype
33,692 views - 01/04/17
Dave Arnold of Booker & Dax in NYC and creator of the Searzall came over to my place to demo the prototype for his new product, the...
The Food Lab's Reverse-Seared Prime Rib
497,937 views - 12/19/16
Check out my Definitive Guide to Prime Rib here: Is there anything...
Really Deviled Deviled Eggs
133,394 views - 12/08/16 These eggs, inspired by the ones served at The Spotted Pig in...
How to Cook Perfectly Peelable Boiled Eggs
71,792 views - 12/07/16
Here's more on the science of peeling boiled eggs: For...
The Food Lab: How to Roast the Best Potatoes of Your Life
1,746,028 views - 12/02/16
Read up on the full details here: This year, I decided...
72,771 views - 12/01/16
This is my new friend mozzu-omuretsu. A mozzarella stick-stuffed French omelette favored with soy sauce and okonomiyaki sauce. Bon...
How to Fill a Double-Crusted Pie
8,869 views - 11/22/16
A quick video showing how to form a roll, fill, seal, and flute a double-crusted pie....
How to Make Porchetta-Style Turkey Breast With Your Sous Vide Cooker
127,185 views - 11/17/16 Turkey porchetta—deboned turkey breast cured...
How to Make an Apple Pie (Sous Vide Method!)
94,270 views - 11/17/16 This apple pie slices cleanly and holds its shape as you lift...
How to Make The Best Easy Cranberry Sauce
21,381 views - 11/14/16
More on the science of cranberry sauce here:...
How to Make The Best Simple Turkey Gravy
43,610 views - 11/14/16 This simple recipe uses the trimming from your turkey and...
The Food Lab's Sage and Sausage Stuffing (or Dressing)
164,593 views - 11/10/16 While it can be made with any number of bases, my...
How to Cook the Best Simple and Easy Roast Turkey
54,133 views - 11/09/16
Read up more on the science and technique behind simple roast turkey here:...
The Right Way to Take the Temperature of Your Turkey
137,795 views - 11/04/16
Using a thermometer is the best way to ensure that your turkey comes out juicy and fully cooked - so long as you know how to use it! This...
Knife Skills: How to Slice and Dice an Onion
224,763 views - 11/01/16
Slicing and dicing onions is the first step in a huge number of recipes and is an essential skill to master. Remember: the direction you...
First Person Cooking: Mapo Tofu
213,817 views - 10/29/16
Get the step-by-step recipe here: Mapo...
How to Use Salt Right: Kosher, Table, and Beyond
80,750 views - 10/19/16
What's the difference between table salt, kosher salt, and finishing salts, and when's the right time to use them? See a full comparison...
30-Minute Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup
8,656 views - 10/14/16
The pressure cooker makes short work of pea soup, cooking them in half the time it would traditionally take and doing all the work of the...
Broccoli Cheese Soup (That Really Tastes Like Broccoli!)
207,545 views - 10/12/16
In the world of cheat-y foods, broccoli cheese soup has always seemed like one of the cheatiest. There's nothing wrong with owning it....
The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer
36,517 views - 10/10/16 We all know that a thermometer is the...
The Best Way to Peel and Dice Tomatoes
34,211 views - 10/04/16 Peeling and dicing fresh tomatoes is a great technique for when...
How to Make Shakshuka
155,971 views - 09/28/16
Though it's North African in origin, these days shakshuka is popular throughout the middle east (particularly in Israel, where it may as...
The Best Way to Freeze and Defrost Food
90,425 views - 09/26/16 Freezers are great for long-term storage, but...
Quick and Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
130,769 views - 09/20/16 Don't get me wrong—I'm not a health nut or calorie...
Shakshuka brûlée
30,988 views - 09/20/16
I had some leftover Shakshuka from recipe testing (recipe coming to Serious Eats soon) and I'd just seen a video from Bon App where they...
First Person Garlic Parmesan French Toast
174,817 views - 09/19/16
I made some garlic-parmesan french toast. Next time I'll use it as a bun for a chicken parm. Recipes loosely based on this one:...
Step Aside, McRib Sandwich: Ribby McRibface Just Stole Your Glory
309,352 views - 09/18/16
Full recipe: McDonald's McRib is the rarely...