Father’s Day Recipes Inspired by Some of Our Favorite TV Dads

Father's Day Recipes Inspired by Some of Our Favorite TV Dads
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Father’s Day is fast approaching and this year we’ve decided to highlight recipes in honor of some of our favorite television dads, past and present. Perhaps the characters and series shot here remind you of your own father or recall memories you watched together. Or maybe this is just a fun exercise to think about all the food scenes Homer has had in “The Simpsons.” Either way, let these recipes serve as inspiration for what to cook — or have someone cook for you — this Father’s Day.

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Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes Honor My Dad Who Knew What He Loved

Al Bundy from “Married…with Kids” — Anthony Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourguignon, above. Peg Bundy was a casual housewife, known more for eating chocolates than preparing a meal for her family. In this clipAl bragged about a nonexistent “beef stew made from scratch” to try and confront his obnoxious neighbors, so I figured he’d enjoy a bowl of this classic French to celebrate the day.

Uncle Phil from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” – Essential Mashed Potatoes While Hillary is a food influencer in the reimagined version of this series, it is Uncle Phil who is the food-loving character in the original. Thanksgiving is his favorite mealand of all the typical items on the holiday board, it is the “pillowy heaps of mashed potatoes‘ which stand out to me the most.

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Bob Belcher from “Bob’s Burgers” — ‘Italian’ Burgers The name of this show alone tells you what kind of recipe the patriarch of the Belcher family would enjoy. But what kind? In my limited viewings so far I have enjoyed the creative specialty burgers offered in the family restaurantso I thought Bob would also like a burger that isn’t the norm, and this one with crispy prosciutto, mushrooms and Taleggio seems to fit the bill.

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Sandy Cohen from “The OC” — best of bagels Considered a “artist with cream cheese‘ by his wife, this California father is more than happy to ‘teach you how to cheat’. And what better canvas than this reader’s favorite bagel recipe?

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Hank Hill from “King of the Hill” – Seared, slow roasted steak Hank is an expert on the grill who likes his steaks medium-rare† But if you’re more of a steak novice and want a foolproof way to get a rosy, medium-rare all over, this two-pronged method of “Modernist Cuisine at Home” is here to save you.

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Carl Winslow from “Family Matters” – Cake with whole lemon In the first season of this ’90s sitcom, viewers learn Winslow’s secret family recipe that has been passed down through the men in the family for generations. looking for profit, they agree to sell it to a local restaurant that places an order for 12,000† Of course there will be a calamity. But if you just want to make one delectable lemon tart, this recipe is the way to go.

Homer Simpson from “The Simpsons” – Vanilla Glazed Brioche Donuts When thinking about which recipe to choose for the father the longest running tv show, I realized how much gastronomy is a part of the series. Just to name a few, there is Chilibaconan entire scene dedicated to New Orleans food and of course all the beer. But to me, there’s nothing more central to Homer than… Donuts