You've given us little people here in the UK so much stuff. You've given us some of our sexiest cover stars, including Stephanie Pratt and Melissa Rauch. You've given us Mad Men, True Detective and Game Of Thrones. Because of you, we now watch (and enjoy) the NFL. You've even gifted the world with The Rock, for crying out loud.
But now, America, you've given us something more. A day in which it's perfectly acceptable to gorge yourself on any delicious, fatty food you can get your hands on.
That's right. Today is the USA's National Junk Food Day. But we reckon it should be the WHOLE WORLD'S day.
So, run. Run from your offices at 5.30pm sharp, suffer through whatever god awful commute standing in your way, and make it to the kitchen just in time to celebrate this extremely important holiday with our 5 best bad-for-you #FHMManFood recipes...
What is it?
“A lot of restaurants refer to their wings as ‘buffalo’. But they’re not,” says Darul Rahman, the owner of StickyWings in Lewisham, London. Buffalos don't have wings - we're talking about chicken, here. Darul’s wings were recently recognised as being the best in the UK. “They have to be exactly how they cook them in America,” he says. “People get addicted to my wings. They tell me that they wake up at two in the morning craving them.”
Darul’s four steps for making perfect wings
“Season a bowl of uncooked chicken wings with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little flour. Place them in a fridge for 20 minutes.”
“Prepare a blue cheese dip by mixing up a few hunks of blue cheese, a dollop of sour cream and some mayo in a bowl.”
“Deep fry the wings for 12 minutes at 190ºC. Be accurate with the time.”
“Melt some butter in a pan. Take the wings out of the oil and toss them in a bowl with the melted butter and some Frank’s hot sauce. Enjoy.”
How to make it
Sieve 500g flour and 1tsp baking soda into a bowl and mix in 70g butter and 70g sugar.
Beat together an egg and 260ml milk. Combine both mixtures to form a dough.
Roll out your dough on a well-floured surface to about 1cm thickness, then cut into ring shapes. Fry the shapes in hot oil for 30 seconds, then turn them over and cook them for a further 30 seconds until they are golden brown.
Drain the doughnuts on some kitchen paper until they’re cool, then roll them in sugar.