Modern Twists on Diner Dishes

Last Updated February 12, 2017
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Modern Twists on Diner Dishes

Who doesn't love good diner food? Here in Indiana there are REALLY good diners still around the state that cook up some fantastic and mouthwatering dishes. Oasis Diner in Plainfield has plated up pies, eggs, and breads that will blow your mind, while Cindy's Diner in Fort Wayne make a mean Garbage egg dish that will cure any hangover and they even make fresh donuts right in front of you, and then there is Triple XXX in West Lafayette, a Purdue staple that has old time burgers with new twists like peanut butter topping served with sweet potatoes on the side. All of which are in cool diner settings. Triple XXX serves up their own root beer while Oasis has a butterscoth rootbeer and Indiana sodas on tap.

Whatever you may crave, these places will give you comfort food and will take you back a little in time - a time when food was just good, music was happy and people liked to sit with strangers. Maybe a little like Mayberry....

For us, we wanted to put our twists on some orginal dishes you may find at a diner, so here is our round up of recipes. And if you don't want to make them- head to one of the three places above to experience that damn good food!

Cuban Pork Sandwich with Fennel, Pickled Cabbage and Cucumbers and Spicy Mustard

Cuban Sandwich
There's nothing better than a sandwich, particularly one with fresh cuban pork and pickled cabbage and cucumbers.

Avocado with Cajun Corn and Tomatoes

Avocado with Cajun Corn and Tomatoes
This avocado toast is delicious and easy and has a little bit of kick.

Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Thyme Scones

Bacon Cheese and Egg Scones
This scone is savory and so easy to add or eliminate ingredients to make it the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner. Add tomatoes, peppers and onions to make it more filling or eliminate the bacon to...

Coconut Flour Pancakes with White Chocolate Chips (Gluten-free)

Coconut Flour Pancake
Everyone loves a pancake, and this healthier, gluten-free version is just about for anyone and everyone.

Smoked Chorizo and Butternut Squash Noodle Skillet with Avocado, Kale and Fried Eggs

 Smoked Chorizo and Butternut Squash Noodle Skillet with Avocado, Kale and Fried Eggs
Grab a Bloody Mary, Dos Equis, mimosa or just a cup of coffee and enjoy this multi-dimensional butternut squash noodle skillet.

Easy Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili
Take your chili a little bit healthier with this turkey chili. Also, did the title give away that it's easy?

Great-Gramma Wolfe’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Chef Orr Buttermilk Biscuits
I always remember my Gramma Kolb’s biscuits. She inherited the recipe from her mother, Great-Gramma Wolfe, who made them on the family farm in Gibson County near Princeton, Indiana. Gramma Kolb...

Lemon Chess Pie with Twinkle VanWinkle

This chess pie recipe speaks to my Southern heart. A staple at all our family gatherings throughout my life, Hoosier Mama's recipe is a sweet reminder of my grandmother's holiday table and the love...

Grilled Brie Sandwiches with Honey, Pistachio and Kale Pesto

Grilled Brie Sandwiches with Honey, Pistachio and Kale Pesto
A sweeter, more decadent take on grilled cheese.

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