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Recipes from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook

It started out as a simple google search of the cookbook Ad Hoc at Home, but somewhere around “blow torch prime rib,” I took a distracted turn. I immediately got tangled up in a web of results, and then spent all of the daylight hours of Friday and pretty deep into the darkness of Friday night thrashing my way through my special, psychotic, web-food-point-oh version of Amazing Race collecting all of Chef Thomas Keller recipes I could find.

I made it out alive. Barely.

And with a tiny treasure, too.

Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook, Thomas Keller

That is if 30+ of approximately 200 Thomas Keller recipes from Ad Hoc at Home all available in one place (here) is considered a treasure.

It is. Item es a treasure! just tell me it is so I don’t go crying hot tears of wasteful shame into the bowl of buttery, fatty feelings, aka TKells’ Butter Poached Marble Potatoes, that I will eat to cope.

Thomas Keller Shares Casual Recipes in Ad Hoc at Home

Yes, I spent the better (and worse) part of Friday hunting down every single recipe from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home cookbook that is reprinted on the web, or at least on the web as deep as page 34 of search results. It wasn’t the actual searching for recipes that took time. Google collected 12 million findings in 0.12 seconds and I filtered out about 30 in the two hours between lunch and afternoon snack. However, while 30-ish (plus the one for Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast I did myself, and more coming in as time goes on) seems insignificant in the grand scheme of Thomas Keller’s 200 recipes, copying, pasting, linking, double checking, downloading , cropping, uploading and formatting links and images takes, well, and entire uninterrupted Friday.

Apparently, the Ad Hoc at Home does not have a formal Table of Contents, but the following is a list of all the recipes in the book, with links to different blogs and websites that have tried the recipes, most of them with a re- print of the original recipe.

If Simple Roast Chicken is what made the Bouchon cookbook so important, then it is the recipe for Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken that shows up first in the Ad Hoc at Home cookbook.

And if the only recipe you could ever hope and dream for is one that involves a blowtorch, well, here you go. You’re welcome.

Check out this post for a list of all the recipes from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon cookbook. Yeah, I’m not obsessed with Thomas Keller, right?

Thomas Keller Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

POULTRY Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Pan Roasted Chicken with Sweet Sausage and Peppers

Whole Roasted Chicken on a Bed of Root Vegetables

Chicken Pot Pie

Roast Poussins or Cornish Hens

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon

Chicken Mar i Muntanya

Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs

Quail with Lemon and Herbs

Pomegranate Glazed Quail

Duck Confit

Pan-Roasted Duck Breasts

MEAT Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Braised Beef Shortribs

World Dinner

beef stroganoff
Catalan Beef Stew

Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin


Meatballs with Pappardelle

Porterhouse Steak

Marinated Skirt Steak

Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip

Braised Oxtail and Mushroom Tartine

Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast (with Horseradish Cream)

Sauteed Lamb Loin Chops

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Roasted Spring Leg of Lamb

Brined Pork Tenderloin

Rack of Pork Arista

Roasted Pork Shortribs

Rubbed and Glazed Pork Spareribs

Fig Stuffed Roast Pork Loin

Confit of Pork Belly

Braised Pork Belly

Slow Roasted Veal Shank

Breaded Veal Cutlets

Fish and Seafood Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Soft-Shell Crabs with Sweet and Sour Cherry Gastrique

Crab Cakes

Maine Lobster Rolls

Caramelized Sea Scallops

A Kitchen in Brooklyn | A Bird in the Kitchen | Food Gal

New England Style Clambake

Pan Roasted Halibut

DarinDines | examiner

Poached Salmon

Poached Salmon on TasteSpotting!

Wild Cod in Persillade

Messy Epicure

Stuff I Bake

Roasted Monkfish

Turntable Kitchen

Salt-Crusted Striped Bass

Oil-Poached Sturgeon

Crispy Fried Fish

SOUPS from Ad Hoc at Home

Spring Vegetable Garbure
Sun Gold Tomato Gazpacho
Heirloom Bean and Escarole Soup

Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock Fresh Peas and Mint

Mushroom Soup with Cavolo Nero and Yukon Gold Potatoes

Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Chicken Soup with Dumplings

Clam Chowder with Bacon

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Red Beet Chips

SALADS from Ad Hoc at Home

Endive and Arugula Salad
Mediterranean Melon Salad
Little Gem Lettuce Salad/Honey Vinaigrette
Pickled Radish and Red Onion Salad
Broccolini Salad with Burrata Cheese

Tomato and Handmade Mozzarella Salad

Iceberg Lettuce Slices

Curried Cauliflower-Chickpea Salad

Grilled Asparagus

Green Bean and Potato Salad | with mission figs and Iberico ham
Mushroom and Leek Salad | with oven-roasted tomatoes and radishes
Farro and Black Rice | with roasted autumn squash
Roasted Beet and Potato Salad | with soft-cooked egg, smoked salmon, and mustard vinaigrette
Saffron Rice Salad | with summer squash and Maine lobster
Frisee and Duck Confit Salad
Fresh Tuna Salad
Shellfish Salad | with endive, watercress and spicy herb vinaigrette
Mixed Fried
Marinated Feta with Olives

Quinoa with Duck Confit

~ TasteSpotting makes Quinoa with Duck Confit

Lamb Meatballs
Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic
Fried Fresh Chickpeas

Dressings and Vinaigrettes from Ad Hoc at Home

Simple Vinaigrette
Spicy Herb Vinaigrette
Sherry Vinaigrette
Mustard Vinaigrette
Bacon Vinaigrette
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Garden Herb Vinaigrette
Curry Vinaigrette
Lemon Vinaigrette
Buttermilk Dressing/Blue Cheese Dressing
Piquillo Pepper Vinaigrette
Anchovy Dressing
Creamy Pepper Dressing

VEGETABLES and SIDES from Ad Hoc at Home

Corn on the Cob with Lime Salt

Creamed Summer Corn

Nantes Carrot Stew

Asparagus Coins
Asparagus and Tomato-Bacon Stew
baked beets
Caramelized Fennel
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Chili Flakes
Butter Braised Radishes, Kohlrabi and Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Savoy Cabbage
Sauteed Red and Green Cabbage
Celery Root with Melted Onions

Summer Vegetable Gratin


Honey Glazed Cippollini Onions

Romano Beans with Mint

Rainbow Chard with Raisins, Pine Nuts and Serrano Ham

Creamed Baby Spinach
Chanterelle Mushrooms with Pea Shoots
Morels with Madeira

Rustic Peperonata

Borlotti Bean Ragu

Leek Bread Pudding

baby leeks

Pappardelle with Mushrooms

Grit Cakes

buttered farro
Saffron Rice
Braised Artichokes
potato hash
Butter Poached Marble Potatoes

Puree of Garlic Potatoes
Smashed Roasted Marble Potatoes

Thomas Keller’s Potato Pavé

Red Potato Green Bean Salad with Creamy Pepper Dressing

Scallion Potato Pancakes

Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Fingerling or Sweet Potato Chips

Little LIFESAVERS recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

This entire section of the cookbook reads like a homemade version of a Cheese and Charcuterie Board Pantry. I love it.

Nuts: Candied Pecans, Herbed Toasted Walnuts, Spiced Mixed Nuts

Nut Butters: Marcona Almond Butter, Pistachio Butter, Hazelnut Butter

Chutneys: Apple Beet Chutney, Cipollini Onion Chutney

Compotes: Potted Rainier Cherries, Potted Bing Cherries, Apricot Currant Compote, Pear with Vanilla Bean Compote

Jams and Jellies:
Fig and Balsamic Jam: Sugar & Spice
Plum Zinfandel Jam: my own Dried Plum and Pinot Noir Jam here!
raspberry jam
Red Pepper Jelly: Red Pepper Jelly

Red Onion Cranberry Marmalade
Tomato Basil Marmalade
Tangerine Kumquat Marmalade
Peach Puree: Peach Puree
Slow Cooker Apple Butter: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Tapenades: Sweet Onion Tapenade, Artichoke Tapenade, Olive Tapenade

Mustards: Artichoke Mustard, Eggplant-Raisin Mustard, Fennel Mustard: Food & Wine

fruit: Quince Paste, Red Wine Poached Prunes

Pickled Things: Basic Pickling Liquid, Garlic, Carrots, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Baby Leeks, Radishes, Red Onions, Watermelon Rind, Cucumbers, Wine Steeped Golden Raisins, Champagne Grapes with Yellow Curry, Green Grapes with Green Curry

Preserved: Things Mushroom Preserves, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Preserved Whole Lemons, Cured Lemons, Soffritto: Soffritto on Project Foodie

Oils from Ad Hoc at Home:

Chive Oil, Basil Oil
Garlic: Garlic Confit and Oil, Garlic Puree, Garlic Chips

BREADS, CRACKERS, CHEESE Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Take Two Food
Buttermilk Biscuits: Sugar & Spice
Brioche Croutons
Dried Bread Crumbs
Torn Croutons: recipe
Sour Crackers
Garlic Toast
flat bread

DESSERT Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Blueberry Cobbler: Telegraph | Foodogenic | M Loves M |
Peaches and Cream
Apple Fritters: LAist | Leite’s Culinary
Banana Bread Pudding: The Los Angeles Times
Brownies: Oui, Chef | Furey and the Feast | What’s Gaby Cooking | Kitchen Musings | TasteFood | Sugar & Spice | The Cookbook Chronicles
Lemon Bars with Meringue: Marcus Samuelson
Pecan Walnut Bars
Cherry Pie: KateCookstheBooks
Coconut Cake: recipe
Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Sweet Cakes Bake Shop | Food Gal
Grapefruit Cake: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Cheesecake: : Sasha’s Kitchen
White Cupcakes: TreatsSF
Devil’s Food Cupcakes
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Ice Creams (Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cherry, Caramel, Coffee)
Caramel Ice Cream: Dine-o-Mite | Wall Street Journal
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Daily Dish | The Los Angeles Times | Food Gal | Chaos in the Kitchen | PixieBaker | Exhaust Hatch Dallas | foodist
Shortbread Cookies
Linzer Cookies


Cooking Eggs

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce
Romesco Sauce
Mornay Sauce
Herb and Shallot Butter
Clarified Butter
Emulsified Butter
Parsley Water
Cherry Gastric
Yellow Curry Powder
Melted Onions
Melted Leek Rounds
Traditional and Slow Cooker Beans
dough dough
Basic Pie Crust
Chicken Brine: recipe
pork brine
Chicken Stock
Mushroom Stock
Vegetable Stock
Court Bouillon
Preparing Lobsters
Deep Fried Herbs
Blackberry Sauce
Cherry Compote
Strawberry Coulis
Chocolate Sauce
caramel sauce

More Thomas Keller Recipes ON THE WEB

  • Rice with Roasted Cauliflower from the Ad Hoc Restaurant in Napa, at LA Times
  • Sauteed Cod with Creamed Corn and Summer Succotash at Epicurious
  • Roasted Pork Chops with Serrano Ham Vinaigrette at Epicurious
  • Slow Cooker Cassoulet recipe at Williams-Sonoma
  • Pan Roasted Medallion of Beef Rib-Eye with Purée of Yukon Gold Potatoes and Golden Relish at California Raisin Board
31 Thomas Keller Recipes at Food & Wine, (some called out below):

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