Bonkers Recipes from 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' to Make at Home

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A Trip to Flavortown

Ever wish you could eat like His Guyness? Guy Fieri, the passionate host of "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," has crisscrossed the country countless times to uncover America's best comfort food and under-the-radar retaurants. While we might not have the chance to visit all those eateries ourselves, Food Network's website has done a good job documenting some of the most classic and delicious dishes that Fieri's eaten.

Want to step up your creativity in the kitchen? We've highlighted some of the most mouthwatering and unexpected recipes featured from the restaurants on Triple D.

Meatloaf Panini Sandwich from Once Upon a Thyme
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1. Meatloaf Panini Sandwich

From Once Upon a Thyme in Chehalis, Washington

Meatloaf sandwiches are absolutely freaking wonderful, and they never get the credit they deserve. The toasty panini bread is a perfect texture to balance this bad boy out. 

Recipe: Food Network

crispy pig ears and a burger from wrecking bar brewpub
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2. Crispy Pickled Pig Ears with Alabama White Sauce

From Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta

The tangy, fatty flavors of Alabama white sauce (one of our favorite unique comfort foods) are a perfect match for the crispy, saltiness of pig ears. If you're in Atlanta, Wrecking Bar Brewpub seems like no-brainer for a burger, a beer, and an ear.

Recipe: Food Network

cheeseburger fried rice
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3. Cheeseburger Fried Rice

From Red’s Chinese in New Orleans

This is what fusion cooking is all about, friends. We're talking about all the comforting umami that fried rice normally brings, infused with the power of a cheeseburger. This sounds so hard to beat. 

Recipe: Food Network

cream puff from grammy's goodies
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4. Grammy's Giant Cream Puffs

From Grammy’s Goodies in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Cannoli? Tiramisu? Those Italian desserts are so 2023. This year, all we need are cream puffs, and the big honkers that Grammy's is selling oughta do the trick. 

Recipe: Food Network

Related: Old-Fashioned Desserts We Secretly Still Love

Inside-Out Grilled Cheese from herm's inn
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Jack and Cola Bread Pudding with Whiskey Ice Cream
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6. Jack and Cola Bread Pudding with Whiskey Ice Cream

From SOB in Memphis, Tennessee

Jack and Coke, meet bread pudding. Bread pudding, meet Jack and Coke. You three are a great match. I'm so glad That SOB in Memphis was able to introduce you.

Recipe: Food Network

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the peacemaker from Mahony's Po-Boys & Seafood
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7. The Peacemaker

From Mahony's Po-Boy Shop in New Orleans

There are shrimp po-boys, there are oyster po-boys, and then there is the Peacemaker to unite them. This is the harmony we're talking about, and the melty cheese, fried shrimp, and fried oysters create a beautiful little twist on surf and turf.

Recipe: Food Network

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