Travel with Mrs Crunch's bargain buys and tasty USA-style recipes

AMERICA may feel far away right now, but you can still get a Taste of Holiday from the good ol’ USA. Shop for the best deals on American-style foods and cook up your own Transatlantic feast.

Classic dishes include burgers and hot dogs, and you can try slow-cooked meats, apple pie, along with beer and wine from across the pond.


To make your own at home, find recipes for the American classics at Morrisons.com.

  • Drinks deals may vary in different parts of the UK.

FOOD

FOR the ultimate taste of the USA, indulge in a New York Cheesecake, 450g, from Morrisons, £2.20.

Save 60p on Warburtons bagels at Morrisons, now £1 for a pack of five.

For a US twist on a classic, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Vintage Cheddar Mac ’n’ Cheese, 750g, is down to £4 from £5.

Buy one get one free on selected freezer fillers at Morrisons including Goodfellas stone-baked thin pizzas, £2.50 each, and Birds Eye Original Beef Quarter Pounder, four pack, £3.

Save 50p on Sainsbury’s Slow Cooked Brisket BBQ Sauce 438g, was £5, now £4.50.

Cook up a pack of Chicago Town Deep Dish pepperoni pizzas (2x160g) for half price, now just £1, at Sainsbury’s.

Get three for £10 on Waitrose six pork hot dogs or 12 mini pork hot dogs, £4 per pack.

Save a fifth on Squeaky Bean Vegan American Fluffy Pancakes, now £2 at Waitrose.

Tuck into Asda’s New York Deli Bagel Bundle, £7.11, which includes bagels, American-style mustard, pastrami, wild rocket, Emmenthal cheese and pickled gherkins.

Asda’s American-Style Pulled Pork meal for one is £3 and at the same store for £5 get American-made General Mills Lucky Charms frosted toasted oat cereal with marshmallows.

For a big night in, grab The Pizza Company meal deal at Tesco, with two pizzas, two sides including dirty fries or Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake, and a dip stacker for £10.

DRINKS

Save £1 on Californian Barefoot Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel and Shiraz at Sainsburys, now £5.75.

Save £3.50 on Jim Beam Straight Bourbon Kentucky at Waitrose, now £15.

Save £5 on a 70cl bottle of Southern Comfort at Morrisons, now £15.99.

Get 12 300ml bottles of Budweiser for £10 or buy two packs for £16 at Morrisons.

Buy three 500ml bottles of Shipyard American IPA, normally £1.90 a bottle, at Waitrose.

Save 80p on 12 cans of Pepsi Max and Diet Pepsi at Sainsbury’s, now £4.

Market Street tip

To make pulled pork more tender, re-moisten it with the cooking liquid halfway through.

DIY pulled pork

Serves four

Total time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 1.3 kg boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp black treacle
  • 400ml cider
  • 295g BBQ sauce

METHOD: Pre-heat the oven to gas 2, 150C, fan 130C. Mix all of the dry ingredients together and rub all over the pork. Mix the treacle and cider and set aside.

Pop the pork in a deep casserole dish, skin side up and pour in the cider mix. Cover with a lid and place in the oven for at least four hours until falling apart. Check mid-way.

Remove from the oven, drain the liquid and set to one side (skim away the fat). Remove the skin and shred the meat with two forks.

Mix one third to half of the liquid with the BBQ sauce, combine with the pork – perfect as a taco filling with a mango salsa.

Crispy southern chicken

Serves six

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 6 chicken legs
  • 175g buttermilk
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tsps Southern Fried seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • ½ tsp Chinese 5-spice

METHOD: Prepare the chicken by cutting the legs across the centre to separate the drumsticks from the thighs. Mix the chicken in a bowl with the buttermilk and leave for 30 minutes.This will help tenderize the chicken and help the crumb mix stick.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and breadcrumbs with all the spices including a big twist of black pepper. Coat each piece of chicken thoroughly in the crumb and place on to a wire rack sitting on a baking tray. This will help keep the chicken crisp.

Bake in the oven at 175 degrees for 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with fries, coleslaw and charred corn on the cob.

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