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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Egg Quesadilla
260,078 views - 09/23/19
Easy one-pan egg and cheese quesadilla for an easy and delicious breakfast or snack.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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......
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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How Not to F&$K Up a Caprese Salad
94,731 views - 07/19/17
Get the full story here: http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/08/how-to-not-fuck-up-a-caprese-salad.html There's really nothing to it: Get...
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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!
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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...
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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:...
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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:...
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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.
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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...
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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?...
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How to Make Katsudon (Japanese Chicken Cutlet and Egg Rice Bowl)
97,889 views - 04/18/17
Get the full written recipe here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/04/katsudon-japanese-leftover-cutlet-rice-egg-bowl-recipe.html
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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....
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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.
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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...
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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...
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Knife Skills: How to Cut Cauliflower
29,857 views - 03/12/17
How to cut cauliflower into florets
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Knife Skills: How to Chope Fresh Chilies
15,190 views - 03/12/17
A quick and easy method for deseeding and chopping fresh chilies.
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Knife Skills: How to Mince Shallots
22,765 views - 03/12/17
How to mince shallots.
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How to Make Pork Chile Verde in a Pressure Cooker
54,277 views - 03/12/17
Get the full recipe here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/04/pressure-cooker-fast-and-easy-chicken-chile-verde-recipe.html It's...
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Easy Creamy Mushroom Soup
74,190 views - 03/02/17
An easy creamy mushroom soup recipe.
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Knife Skills: How to Chop Fresh Mushrooms
17,910 views - 03/02/17
How to chop fresh mushrooms into quarters and slices
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How to Make Easy One-Pot Salmon Chowder
56,749 views - 02/27/17
http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/02/the-food-lab-easy-creamy-weeknight-one-pot-salmon-chowder.html As a born-and-bred Boston kid, chowder...
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How to Cut Chicken Breasts into Cutlets
62,871 views - 02/22/17
A quick demo on how to cut chicken breasts into cutlets...
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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...
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Knife Skills: How to Mince Fresh Sage
6,171 views - 02/17/17
How to mince fresh sage leaves.
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Knife Skills: How to Dice Butternut Squash
14,398 views - 02/17/17
How to peel, clean, and dice butternut squash.
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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,...
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Knife Skills: How to Cut Citrus Fruit
37,199 views - 02/13/17
How to cut citrus fruit into suprèmes and slices for salads....
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How to Make Quesadillas Three Ways
101,027 views - 02/02/17
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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...
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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...
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Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto
67,285 views - 01/24/17
More details here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/12/pressure-cooker-mushroom-risotto-recipe.html The pressure cooker is the...
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How to Make a Spanish Tortilla With Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
64,821 views - 01/23/17
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/06/salt-and-vinegar-spanish-tortilla-recipe.html Using a bag of potato chips is a quick and easy...
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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...
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How to Make Ragù Bolognese (Northern Italia Meat Sauce)
394,033 views - 01/19/17
http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/12/the-food-lab-slow-cooked-bolognese-sauce-recipe.html When it comes to meat sauces, ragù Bolognese is...
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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)....
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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.
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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...
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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:...
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Croque Señora
398,963 views - 01/09/17
Just a quick Saturday brunch I made with leftover carnitas...
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How to Make 3-Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
939,126 views - 01/09/17
More info here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/01/3-ingredient-stovetop-mac-and-cheese-recipe.html Here's the world's easiest...
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How to Make Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup)
28,150 views - 01/05/17
More details here: http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/01/how-to-make-caldo-verde-portuguese-kale-potato-soup.html Caldo verde, a potato and...
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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...
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The Food Lab's Reverse-Seared Prime Rib
497,937 views - 12/19/16
Check out my Definitive Guide to Prime Rib here: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/12/food-lab-guide-to-prime-rib.html Is there anything...
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Really Deviled Deviled Eggs
133,394 views - 12/08/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/great-deviled-eggs-recipe.html These eggs, inspired by the ones served at The Spotted Pig in...
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How to Cook Perfectly Peelable Boiled Eggs
71,792 views - 12/07/16
Here's more on the science of peeling boiled eggs: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/the-secrets-to-peeling-hard-boiled-eggs.html For...
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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: http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/12/the-food-lab-the-best-roast-potatoes-ever.html This year, I decided...
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MOZZU-OMURETSU, DOZO (Ep. 3 THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT)
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...
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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....
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How to Make Porchetta-Style Turkey Breast With Your Sous Vide Cooker
127,185 views - 11/17/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/11/the-food-lab-sous-vide-deep-fried-turkey-porchetta.html Turkey porchetta—deboned turkey breast cured...
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How to Make an Apple Pie (Sous Vide Method!)
94,270 views - 11/17/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/11/the-food-lab-extra-gooey-apple-pie.html This apple pie slices cleanly and holds its shape as you lift...
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How to Make The Best Easy Cranberry Sauce
21,381 views - 11/14/16
More on the science of cranberry sauce here:...
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How to Make The Best Simple Turkey Gravy
43,610 views - 11/14/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/11/the-best-turkey-gravy-recipe.html This simple recipe uses the trimming from your turkey and...
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The Food Lab's Sage and Sausage Stuffing (or Dressing)
164,593 views - 11/10/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/11/how-to-make-the-best-stuffing-for-thanksgiving.html While it can be made with any number of bases, my...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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First Person Cooking: Mapo Tofu
213,817 views - 10/29/16
Get the step-by-step recipe here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/07/real-deal-mapo-dofu-tofu-chinese-sichuan-recipe.html Mapo...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer
36,517 views - 10/10/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/10/how-to-take-meat-temperature-thermometer-cooking-doneness.html We all know that a thermometer is the...
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The Best Way to Peel and Dice Tomatoes
34,211 views - 10/04/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/10/how-to-peel-and-dice-tomatoes.html Peeling and dicing fresh tomatoes is a great technique for when...
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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...
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The Best Way to Freeze and Defrost Food
90,425 views - 09/26/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/09/the-best-fastest-way-to-freeze-defrost-food.html Freezers are great for long-term storage, but...
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Quick and Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
130,769 views - 09/20/16
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/09/lighter-fettuccine-alfredo-recipe.html Don't get me wrong—I'm not a health nut or calorie...
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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...
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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:...
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Step Aside, McRib Sandwich: Ribby McRibface Just Stole Your Glory
309,352 views - 09/18/16
Full recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/09/how-to-make-homemade-mcdonalds-diy-mcrib-sandwich.html McDonald's McRib is the rarely...
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