It’s that time of year. A look at Google’s 10 Top Recipes.
By January, those of us interested in food will be looking for the new year’s food trends. Some predictions are accurate, some aren’t so much. But always, it seems, the predictions are forward thinking, and new.
But hindsight, sometimes, is the best predictor of all. And for that, we look to Google. Its trillions of queries in 2017 gives us a pretty clear picture of what real people like you and me were thinking about.
In it’s newly released 2017 Google Trend List we find some interesting observations. And most definitely a reoccurring theme.
Google’s 10 Top Recipes in 2017
Here are the Top 10 most searched for recipes on Google in 2017.
The observation? Sometimes the tried and true, old school recipes of Grandma’s day are still the recipes we love. Sometimes, tradition trumps trend. And sometimes we find new ways to make the old.
Google’s Top Ranking Recipes
1. Beef Stroganoff
Within this category, the related search for Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff leads, with my home state of Washington leading the pack. And I must say, it’s sounds yummy to me. It’s on my weekly meal planner!
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
“This recipe is not only easy and delicious but it’s comforting and the perfect cold weather dinner!”
2. Apple Crisp
New Hampshire leads the Google Search list for Apple Crisp. The earliest reference to apple crisp in print occurs in 1924, with a recipe in the Everybody’s Cook Book: A Comprehensive Manual of Home Cookery, by Isabel Ely Lord. In 1924, apple crisp also makes a Wisconsin newspaper appearance in the Appleton Post Crescent.
3. Corn Casserole
A classic favorite southern comfort food, corn puddings and corn casseroles aren’t fading from our tables. Here’s a delicious recipe from Southern Living Magazine.
Savory Corn Pudding
“Corn pudding is a staple Southern side dish at any holiday gathering. Corn pudding fits right in at Thanksgiving amongst old-school favorites like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, and a warm dish of corn pudding is always welcome at Christmas and church potlucks. Although corn pudding is technically a casserole, it has a rich, soft texture that’s almost dessert-like.”
4. Brine Turkey Recipe
Brine is “Typically a simple solution of water, salt, vinegar, and aromatics such as fresh herbs and spices, brine keeps meat moist during cooking and also infuses it with pungent flavor.”
5. Zucchini Recipes
Thrilled to see zucchini in the top 5, it’s one of my personal favorites. For flavor, versatility… and growing! Vermont tops the list for overall zucchini searches and “the best zucchini bread in the world” was the highest search string.
6. Chicken Parmesan
A classic favorite never goes out of style. The highest search string for this recipe was Gordon Ramsay’s Chicken Parmesan. The video for this recipe follows:
7. Pork Chops
An easy and quick favorite for weeknight meals. I’m not surprised it was in the top 10. Do you have a favorite pork chop recipe? Here are some of ours.
8. Hard Boiled Eggs
Did you know there is an egg personality? Check out our article on “How to Make the Perfect Egg.”
Curious about the origins of the sweet potato? The Library of Congress has written an article, “A Sweet Potato History,” otherwise known as “candied yams.” They say, “The earliest cultivation records of the sweet potato date to 750 BCE in Peru, although archeological evidence shows culivation of the sweet potato might have begun around 2500-1850 BCE. By the time Christopher Columbus arrived in the ‘New World’ in the late 15th century, sweet potatoes were well established as food plants in South and Central America.”
And if you’re wondering about the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? The Sweet Potato Commission says, “That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes.”
10. Hashbrown Casserole Recipe
Perhaps the most comforting comfort food there is… the potato. And hashbrown, obviously, are a particular favorite. We most searched for the Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole. Here is a copy cat.
Copy Cat Cracker Barrell Casserole
“Copy Cat Cracker Barrel casserole needs just 5 minutes of prep and is absolutely cheesy, delicious and completely irresistible! The perfect breakfast casserole!”