As every year we start the new year with a short review of the last year. This time under the title "The most popular surprising.2022 recipes". We had a lot of new recipes as we have been reworking older recipes from the sister site gerechtenweb. And these were not yet available on surprising.recipes.
We also changed to the Feast Plugin, with a new layout. It is optimized for foodblogs. I am still working on the optimisation and the full deployment of the potential. So let us wait and see what is still to come!
But let us start with an overview of the most popular surprising.recipes in 2022.
1. Banana omelette for breakfast
We published this easy banana omelette for breakfast in 2020. It immediately became one of the more popular recipes, steadily increasing visitor traffic. After a second place in 2021 it took over the popularity lead in 2022. Is it a pancake or an omelette? Decide for yourself!
2. Banana peel curry
This Banana peel curry is probably the most surprising.recipe on the site. Which also perfectly reflects the purpose and the idea of the website. It switched places with banana omelette in 2022. But bananas still stay on top!
3. Fiskasúpa - Icelandic fish soup
I created this Fiskasúpa after running a marathon in Reykjavik, Iceland back in 2017. It always had a decent traffic and made it to the top 10 for the first time in 2021. And now it even ends up on the third place in our list of the most popular surprising.2022 recipes. I love it!
4. Spicy roasted pumpkin
One of the other evergreens on surprising.recipes is spicy roasted pumpkin. You can have it as an appetizer or even as a lunch. A typical autumn recipe. It lost one place, but still one of the most beloved recipes on the site.
5. Cuban green plantain soup
Bananas and soups are popular on surprising.recipes. And on the fifth place we have a combination of both. This cuban green plantain soup is the third banana based recipe, and the second soup in the list. It also had a very strong performance in 2022 moving from 8 tot 5 amongst the most popular surprising.2022 recipes.
6. Paska - Slovak Easter bread
An Easter recipe that makes it to the most popular recipes on a yearly basis must be very special. And this Paska, or Slovak Easter bread surely is! For the second year in a row it makes it to place 6.
7. Mahonnaise - the origin of mayonnaise
This is the first newcomer in the list for 2022. Do you want to learn about the origins of mayonnaise? And do you want to make it yourself with a recipe that never fails? In both cases, read the article on Mahonnaise.
8. Käsespätzle - the German Mac&Cheese
And right away we have a second newcomer in the top 10. And this Käsespätzle didn't even need one year to make it to the list. It is quite uncommon that new recipes make it amongst the 10 most popular in their first year. Spätzle is a South-German type of pasta. And in combination with cheese you have your German version of Mac&Cheese.
9. Mini fried eggs
Basically this is more a kitchen hack than a recipe. But the question "how to make three mini fried eggs out of one normal chicken egg?" remains popular. It ranks already for four years in a row in our list of most popular surprising.2022 recipes.
10. Ghent chicken casserole - Waterzooi
The last place in this overview was very expensive. As several recipes were ranking very close to each other it was only decided in the last days of 2022 which one would take place number 10. And I am quite happy that it is indeed a Belgian Waterzooi, a specialty from the city of Ghent, that made it into the list!
But as the battle was so close, I also want to make an honorable mention of the close contenders:
- Champignons à la Grecque.
- Carrot jam with citrus.
- Stale croissant chocolate pudding.
- Healthy breakfast cake.
New recipes do not often make it to the list of the most popular recipes in their first year. Although we had an exception this year with Käsespätzle - the German Mac&Cheese. But two other recipes also made a vibrant start and have the potential to make it to the list: cherry coconut cake and delicious dessert crepes with pudding. Be sure to try these ones!
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.
Popular recipes of previous years
It is a habit that we have already several years to make an overview of the most popular recipes per year. It is interesting to see how the list and the site evolve over the years. In the table below you can go to the roundups of the previous years since 2016.