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Fried Onion Rings with Lime Dipping Sauce

1 review

Field editor Christine Wilson of Sellersville, Pennsylvania shared this appealing appetizer. Sweet Vidalia onion rings are deep-fried to a crispy golden brown, then served with a cool and zesty lime dipping sauce.

Fried Ham Cubes

2 reviews

I sometimes serve these popular snacks with a creamy ranch dip instead of the cheese sauce. People are always surprised...


Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

9 reviews

Get a taste of the deep South with these slightly spicy beignets. You won't be able to eat just one!...



Plantain Chips with Citrus Guacamole

Our home economists offer their version of plantain chips, a popular side dish in Cuba. They're not only great tasting,...

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

1 review

If you are serious about getting your fruit servings in, this is a fun way to do it. The bright...


Lasagna Dip

3 reviews

My lasagna noodle chips turned out great and are out-of-this-world crispy. And the dip truly tastes like rich, cheesy Italian-American...

Sweet Potato Chips and Cucumber Dip

Simple seasoned salt fabulously flavors crisp sweet potato chips. The creamy cucumber sauce is a nice accompaniment. —Melinda Winner, Joffre,...