When looking for a recipe or a way to prepare some new ingredient, the first place most of us go is Google. A quick Google search will tell you how to cook just about anything. The kinds of recipes we're searching for gives a fascinating glimpse into what people are really eating and cooking across the United States.
Today Google released their "Google's Year in Search" data, which included the U.S.'s top 10 most-googled recipes of 2017. Did you make something off this list?
Comfort foods reigned in 2017, and it doesn't get much more comforting than this classic dish of tender beef and mushrooms in a rich cream sauce — especially when served over a bed of noodles or mashed potatoes. People were really into beef stroganoff in 2017. It was the most-searched recipe of the year.
2. Apple Crisps
Apple crisps continue the 2017 trend for warm, comforting, big-batch recipes. They were the most-searched dessert of the year.
Corn casserole is a much-loved holiday side dish in a lot of families, and it's easy to see why. It's rich, savory, a little bit sweet, and it's technically a vegetable dish. It can even be made in a slow cooker.
Brining is the secret to juicy, flavorful turkey, and Thanksgiving hosts across the U.S. googled "how to brine a turkey" this year. Turkey is a relatively lean meat and easy to overcook, but brining keeps it juicy and flavorful.
Maybe it's because of the spiralizer craze, but zucchini was wildly popular this year. It's the only green vegetable in the top 10 list, and it has a ton of potential uses from roasted zucchini to spiralized zucchini noodles.
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Chicken Parmesan is a simple, flavorful dish of pounded, fried chicken covered in marinara sauce and cheese. It's indulgent and flavorful, and it's so popular that chicken Parmesan is the most-searched chicken recipe of the year, according to Google.
7. Pork Chops
Pork chops are a perennial favorite. They were on Google's list of most-searched recipes last year, and they're so simple and delicious that they maintained their top spot through 2017.
How to hard-boil an egg is one of the first cooking techniques many of us learn, and it looks like a lot of people were looking for a refresher, because hard-boiled eggs were one of the most googled recipes of 2017.
Yams are another Thanksgiving favorite that were very popular this year. They're great year-round, especially in the fall and winter, and there's no reason to only eat them at Thanksgiving.
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This hearty breakfast casserole appeared on Google's top 10 list last year, and it maintained its popularity throughout 2017. It's a big casserole of potatoes and cheese that you can eat for any meal. What's not to like? Maybe this one will rank again in 2018.
Did you make any of these recipes this year?