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Emeril Kicks 'Good Morning America' Viewers' Recipes Up a Notch

Emeril Kicks it Up a Notch with Leftovers

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Emeril Kicks it Up a Notch with Leftovers

Recipe fatigue is a common epidemic that infects every kitchen from time to time. Luckily, Emeril Lagasse has just the cure. We reached out to readers to #AskEmeril for upgrades to their go-to meals and leftovers, challenging the celebrity chef to make them into something entirely new and even better. Here's what he came up with.

Roast Beef Sandwich with French Onion Dip and Crispy Shallots

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Facebook fan Michael DjStrapz Banks sent us a snap of plain filet mignon straight off the grill, challenging Emeril to kick it up a notch. Emeril responded with a French dip sandwich with crispy shallots.

Roasted Asparagus and Penne Pasta Salad

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Twitter follower ?@Amanda83557982 sent in her simple roasted asparagus and garlic penne dinner. Emeril spun that into next-day pasta salad with added veggies and meat.

Kicked-Up Sausage Macaroni and Cheese with Jalapeño Corn Muffins

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Facebook fan Victoria George's go-to meal for Emeril to kick up a notch was Southern mac and cheese with cornbread muffins and sweet iced tea. Adding sausage and jalapeño certainly spices things up.

Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Waffles with Black Pepper Maple Syrup and Whipped Vanilla Butter

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There's nothing wrong with smothered waffles, but viewer Helen Hanes Sandburg asked Emeril on Facebook for a makeover. She got a gourmet version that adds fried chicken, black pepper maple syrup and whipped vanilla butter.

Bonus: Scrambled Egg and Sautéed Veggie Breakfast Tacos and Homemade Bagel Chips with a Hot Sausage Dip

Emeril also gave eggs and bagels a major facelift with these bonus breakfast recipes.

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