Simple Summer Supper
Season 5, Ep. 505
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Steakhouse-Style Steak Tips at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for one-hand pepper mills. Then, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Dill Potato Salad.
Most recipes for these are awful, despite the "secret" ingredients they tout. We set out to find (and spill) their real secrets.
A dusting of fresh dill isn't enough to wake up potato salad. Our goal was to get dill flavor into the potatoes, not just on them.
One-handed pepper mills hold one obvious advantage over the usual two-handed twist styles: They free up one hand. But is one worth buying if it's only half as good as a two-handed model?