Our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021 included a mix of new recipes, best recipe collections, and old recipes such as my authentic Russian beef Stroganoff recipe and Terence’s guide to how to boil eggs perfectly every time, which I’ve excluded from this list as they’ve appeared multiple times. Excited to see what you read in December.
It was so interesting to see what recipes you’ve been browsing this month as I compiled this collection of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. The top ten recipes included a combination of new recipes for November and a handful of best recipe collections that we’ve been publishing, along with older recipes that have appeared on previous round-ups.
As I said when we first started this monthly series of our 10 most popular recipes earlier this year, we’re going to exclude the old recipes – sometimes over a decade-old – such as our tomato bredie recipe for the classic Cape Town stew, our côte de bœuf recipe from Paris from superstar French chef Pierre Gagnaire, and our rabo de toro oxtail stew from Jerez.
Those recipes were created for the recipe series called The Dish, in which we shared recipes for the quintessential dishes of each of the places we settled into for two weeks at a time on the 2010 yearlong global grand tour that launched Grantourismo. They’ve topped our best recipe lists year after year, so it would be boring for you if they kept topping these lists.
For the same reason, we also decided to exclude recipes that have appeared on our monthly best recipes lists before, such as my Russian beef Stroganoff recipe, Cambodian nom banh chok recipe, and Terence’s guide to how to boil eggs perfectly every time, which I’ve excluded from this list.
When that happens, we’ll look at the top 20 most popular recipes of the month. Some months we might even look at the top 30 most popular recipe posts if there are a significant number of best recipe compilations rather than just recipes. As that happened this month, we’ll publish a second post, which will essentially be a collection of our best recipe collections.
Now before I share our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021, the recipes our readers searched for and spent most of their time this month, the recipes that we hoped they cooked this month, we have a favour to ask.
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Most Popular Recipes of November 2021 – Here’s What Our Readers Have Been Cooking
Here are the 10 most popular recipes of November 2021 on Grantourismo – the recipes our readers searched for, spent time on, and cooked this month.
MOST POPULAR RECIPES OF NOVEMBER 2021 ON GRANTOURISMO
If you’ve made any of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021 we’d love to know how they turned out for you.
Egg Foo Young Recipe for the Original Cantonese Style Crispy Omelette Fu Yong Dan
This egg foo young recipe makes the original Cantonese style egg foo young – or egg foo yung and egg fu yung for the English transliteration and fu yong dan or fuyong dan for the Cantonese name – and it was one of four Weekend Eggs recipes that made this list and the most-visited of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. A deliciously crispy omelette filled with pork, spring onions and bean sprouts, in originated in Southern China in the 18th century during the Ching Dynasty. We mostly make this Cantonese style egg foo young recipe or fu yong dan recipe with savoury pork mince instead of char siu pork and it’s absolutely delicious. Don’t get us wrong, we adore char siu or Chinese barbecued pork and have had a char sui pork recipe on the site for many years. Pork is fantastic here in Cambodia and it’s affordable, but we love pork mince with this omelette.
Homemade Mexican Pickled Jalapenos Recipe for Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles
This homemade pickled jalapenos recipe was the next most-read post of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. The recipe makes quick and easy refrigerator pickles that are fantastic served as a side or topped on Mexican dishes such as tacos and open tortillas, and Tex-Mex favourites such as nachos, burritos and quesadillas. Also called quick pickles, they take ten minutes to make and are far more affordable and more delicious than a jar of store-bought jalapeños. You’re going to love this homemade pickled jalapeños recipe if you made and enjoyed our Mexican quick pickled onions recipe for cebollas curtidas or cebollas en escabeche or our quick pickled red cabbage recipe for col roja en escabeche, col lombarda en escabeche or col morada en escabeche. You can use these homemade pickled jalapeños in exactly the same way, sprinkled on top of any number of Mexican breakfast dishes or eaten with chilli con carne. You can also use them in burgers and sandwiches.
Breakfast Nachos Recipe with Fried Egg, Avocado, Escabeche, Chilli and Spicy Salsa
Our breakfast nachos recipe with fried egg, avocado, escabeche, chilli and spicy salsa makes a cheesy nachos topped with homemade Mexican escabeche, vegetarian bean chilli, spicy tomato salsa, avocado slices, and sour cream, and it was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. If you’ve made our ultimate nachos recipe, then you’re going to love our breakfast nachos recipe, which was another Weekend Eggs recipe. And if you’ve been cooking along with us recently and made our vegetarian bean chilli and Mexican escabeche (mixed vegetable pickles), then this breakfast nachos gives you a great excuse to use them – along with Terence’s easy tomato salsa, or chilli con carne if you prefer meat with your chilli. It makes a fun, filling weekend brunch if you’re in need of comfort food – or a hangover cure.
Classic Pavlova Recipe with Kiwi Fruit and the History of this Popular Australian Dessert
This classic pavlova recipe with kiwi fruit and history of Australia’s signature dessert comes courtesy of food writer Matt Preston, whose recently-released World of Flavour, The Recipes, Myths and Surprising Stories Behind the World’s Best-Loved Food is a cookbook as much as a myth-busting culinary history that finally sets the record straight: pavlova is Australian, not from New Zealand. If you enjoyed Matt Preston’s spaghetti bolognaise recipe and history of ‘spag bol’, which we recently published, and you’re also a lover of that other great Australian dish, the pavlova, then you’re going to love Matt Preston’s classic pavlova recipe with kiwi fruit and his history of pavlova, Australia’s favourite dessert, and another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021.
Massaman Curry Fried Rice Recipe for Fried Rice with Crispy Onions, Crunchy Potatoes and Pan-Roasted Peanuts
Savoury rice with crunchy fried potatoes, crispy fried onions, pan-roasted peanuts, and the perfume of dried spices such as cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, my Massaman curry fried rice recipe makes the perfect bowl of comfort food and was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. Full of flavour, filling, and energy-giving – with rice and potatoes, it’s loaded with carbs – it would also fix a hangover or be perfect for fuelling up before exercise. I created this Massaman curry fried rice recipe to use up leftover steamed rice and Thai Massaman curry leftovers we had in the fridge from the previous night. As regular readers, who would be aware of my rice project, Make Rice Not War (A Celebration of Rice Diversity to Inspire Curiosity and Connection), would know, I’m obsessed with rice, and Terence and I love to invent new fried rice dishes. However, you could also plan to make a Thai Massaman curry one night with a view to making this the day after.
Egg Foo Young with Gravy Recipe for the Chinese American Crispy Omelette That’s a Takeout Favourite
This egg foo young with gravy recipe makes the Chinese American restaurant specialty of crispy omelettes doused in gravy and sprinkled with scallions, sesame seeds and bean sprouts, and like the original Cantonese recipe, above, it was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. Served with rice, the fantastic, filling omelette can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner and is just as delicious as the Cantonese original, above. This recipe will make you a version of the original Cantonese omelette that has evolved in Chinese diasporas right around the world, where the dish has been tweaked to suit local tastes and availability of ingredients. The main difference between the original Cantonese egg foo young recipe from Southern China and the Chinese American egg foo yung with gravy recipe is that the American dish consists of smaller omelettes rather than one large omelette that’s sliced or broken apart with chopsticks.
Best Breakfast Salad Recipe with Soft Boiled Eggs, Bacon, Avocado, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Pickles
Who doesn’t love a deliciously filling breakfast salad? Guilt-free bacon, eggs and mushrooms – and crispy bacon and mushrooms sautéed in bacon juices at that! – lightened up in a fresh fragrant salad, made all the healthier with zingy pickles, which are so good for our gut-health. Our best breakfast salad recipe makes a healthy-ish breakfast salad with soft boiled eggs, avocado, crispy bacon, mushrooms sautéed in the bacon juices, crunchy lettuce, sweet cherry tomatoes, and bright tangy pickles. It’s for those of you who can’t decide between a healthy breakfast or comforting bacon and eggs. It was yet another recent edition to our Weekend Eggs breakfast recipe series and it was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021.
Pink Dragon Fruit Sago Pudding Recipe for the Prettiest Tropical Superfood Dessert
This pink dragon fruit sago pudding recipe makes the prettiest tropical superfood dessert that’s a delicious combination of the mango sago dessert and red dragon fruit smoothie recipes I recently published. Not only is this tropical fruit pudding delightful to look at – who doesn’t love pink sweets? – it’s a healthy dessert too. If you don’t know red dragon fruit, it’s a superfood. Loaded with antioxidants, red dragon fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals, it’s also high in fibre, low in calories, and is great for gut health. It was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021. If you make it and enjoy it, do peruse our collection of Asian dessert recipes for more desserts like this.
Easy Southern Thai Chicken and Rice Recipe for Khao Mok Gai, a Thai Style ‘Biryani’
This easy Southern Thai chicken and rice recipe for khao mok gai makes braised chicken cooked in a spicy gravy and served with turmeric rice and crispy fried shallots and it was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021.. ‘Khao’ means rice, ‘gai’ is chicken, and ‘mok’ means to bury underneath or within in modern Thai. Interestingly, ‘khmok’ is an old Khmer word that means to cook within banana leaves, which is how this dish was probably once cooked, and to find out more about that you’ll have to wait for our Cambodian cookbook. A Thai Muslim specialty from Southern Thailand, it’s often called a Thai biryani or Thai style biryani. Like a biryani the chicken can be cooked with the rice or separately. Either way, it’s wonderful.
Easy Trifle Recipe for a Tropical Trifle with Papaya, Pineapple Custard, Mango Puree and Lychee Jelly
This easy trifle recipe makes a tropical trifle with layers of rum-soaked vanilla sponge, fresh papaya, lychee jelly, pineapple custard, mango puree, fresh passionfruit, and cream, topped with dried tropical fruits. In my late childhood cum early teenage years I was obsessed with trifles, which I regularly made in a traditional trifle bowl, but these days I like to serve trifles in individual glasses. The presentation not only makes for a more elegant looking trifle that’s more suited to holiday entertaining, but the trifles set faster and hold together better. While the Australian trifle I made as a child was modelled on the traditional British trifle, which consisted of just three layers, booze-soaked sponge cake, jelly and custard, topped with whipped cream, I have seven layers here, however, it’s still a breeze to make and a delight to eat, and it was another of our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021.
Please do let us know in the comments below if you’ve cooked any of the recipes in our 10 most popular recipes of November 2021 as we’d love to get your feedback.