4 American Inspired Recipes To Get You Through Summer

Supermarket Aldi has released new American-inspired recipes as part of its 'around the world series' - the perfect substitute for those unable to travel across the pond this summer. The American Style Breakfast Pancakes, American Corn Dogs, Smoky Jo and Bourbon Biscuit dishes will transport you straight to the Hollywood Hills in no time! All ingredients are available in store now.

Start your day in true American style with Aldi’s show-stopping Breakfast Pancakes. Whisk together some flour, sugar, eggs and milk to create a stack of gloriously fluffy pancakes. Douse in a layer of sweet honey and serve with a side of crispy bacon for that real American touch. 

Ramp up the Yankee factor at your next dinner party with Aldi’s mouth-watering American Corn Dogs recipe. Fry hot dog sausages in a homemade batter mixture and place on a kebab stick. Serve this authentic American delicacy with a side of ketchup, mustard or maple syrup for that Americana buffet treat!

Forget pies, fries and the Fourth of July, supermarket Aldi is helping you bulk out your American banquet with a traditional Smoky Joe! Grill a juicy Wagyu beef burger and enclose in a soft brioche bun, with a slice of cheese, courgette, carrot, chilli ketchup and some creamy coleslaw. Sink your teeth in and be transported straight to the hustle and bustle of New York City!

Top it all off with Aldi’s super-indulgent Bourbon Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwich. Sugary-sweet and bursting with chocolatey flavours, this dessert is the perfect way to finish off your day in true American style! 

Aldi’s American Style Breakfast Pancakes


Ingredients

250g Self Raising Flour

1 tbsp Caster Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1 Medium Egg

300ml Semi Skimmed Milk

2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

12 Thin Rashers of Streaky Bacon

4 tbsp Squeezy Honey


Method
  • Place the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well.

  • Add the egg and milk and bring together with a wooden spoon.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan and add 2-3 spoons of the mixture to the pan.

  • Let the mixture run in the pan.

  • After 2 minutes, flip over with a spatula and cook for a further 2 minutes.

  • Repeat the process until all the mixture is cooked.

  • Grill the bacon until nice and crispy.

  • Serve the warm pancakes topped with the bacon and drizzle with squeezy honey.


Aldi’s American Corn Dogs


Ingredients

1 x 400g tin Ye Old Oak Hot Dog Sausages

60g Everyday Essentials Tortilla Chips

100g Plain Flour

200ml Greek Yogurt

2 x Medium Eggs

1 x tsp Baking Powder

Salt and Black Pepper

Sunflower Oil

8 Skewers


Method
  • Break up the tortilla chips and put into a food processor, along with the plain flour, baking powder and some salt and pepper.

  • Process until you have a fine powder mixture.

  • Then add the eggs and the yoghurt and process until you have a thick batter.

  • Allow resting for 15 minutes.

  • Open the tin of sausages and drain – pat the sausages dry with some paper towels, then put a skewer up the length of the sausage.

  • Half fill a medium saucepan with sunflower oil.

  • Heat the oil to 200°C.

  • Put the batter into a tall glass.

  • Dip the sausages into the batter and coat evenly, then deep fry a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.

  • Carefully remove with a pair of tongs.

  • Drain and keep warm while you cook the rest.

  • Great served with ketchup, mustard or maple syrup.


Aldi’s Smoky Joe


Ingredients

2 x packs 340g Specially Selected Wagyu Beef Burgers

1 x pack 4 Specially Selected Brioche Burger Buns

8 x slices Smoky Cheddar Cheese Slices

80g Fiery Chilli Ketchup

1 x Courgette

1 x Carrot

160g Specially Selected Creamy Coleslaw


Method

  • With a peeler – peel long ribbons from the courgette and the carrot.

  • Barbecue or grill the burgers for about 6 minutes each side.

  • Split the buns and toast the cut sides.

  • Put a slice of cheese on top of each burger – return to the grill just to melt slightly.

  • Assemble the burgers – First, divide the coleslaw between the bases of the buns.

  • Then top with some ribbons of carrot and courgette.

  • Then top this with a slice of the smoky cheddar – top that with some fiery ketchup, then the cheese-topped burger and lastly the burger bun top.

Aldi’s Bourbon Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwich


Ingredients

3 x 200g packets of Bourbon Biscuits

200g Milk Chocolate

2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted

500g Vanilla Ice Cream, softened

Sprinkles, Milk Chocolate Chocum's or Chopped Nuts


Method

  • Line the tin with baking paper, then arrange a layer of bourbon biscuits in the base of the tin.

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds, until fully melted and smooth.

  • Stir the coconut oil through the melted chocolate, then pour half the melted chocolate over the bourbons.

  • Spread the ice cream over the biscuits and chocolate, then pour over the remaining chocolate.

  • Top with another layer of biscuits and leave to harden in the freezer for at least 3 hours.

  • When ready to serve, cut the block into 12 and garnish with sprinkles, Milk Chocolate Chocum's or chopped nuts.

All recipes from Aldi UK


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