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This week's inspiration is Zach Snyder's Superman film, Man of Steel. Join us as Jack and Laura cook up Kryptonite Candy and and Superman Fried Chicken. It's a bird! It's a... It's just delicious.

Kryptonite Candy

Ingredients

  • 100 glacier mints (clear, hard, mint candy).

  • A few drops of pandan extract

  • Kitchen foil (or a silicon mould)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Shape the foil to make long channels that will hold the molten sugar, making sure the ends are folded up. (Alternatively the right shaped silicon molds skips this stage.)

  3. Unwrap the mints and place into an ovenproof pan.

  4. Melt the sweets in the oven, keeping a constant eye on them.

  5. Stir in 2 drops of pandan extract once it's the sweets are liquid and pour the sweets into the foil (or silicon) mould, reheating the mixture in the oven if it becomes too solid as you work.

  6. Leave the liquid sweets at room temperature to set.

  7. Break the boiled sweets into smaller shards.

  8. Melt more sweets and pour into a silicon muffin tray so that it just covers the bottom.

  9. Working quickly, arrange the shards in clusters in the molten sugar discs.

  10. Hold the clusters whilst the disc sets (it should only take 5 minutes).

Superman Fried Chicken and Corn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk (300 milliliters)

  • 4 teaspoons of paprika

  • 2 teaspoons of cayenne

  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder

  • 1 1/4 cups flour (150g)

  • 4 chicken legs

  • 4 chicken thighs

  • For the cornbread: 1 3/4 sticks of butter (200g), 1/2 cup sugar (100 grams + a little extra, 1 3/4 tablespoon honey (25 milliliters), 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk, 1 1/4 cups fine polenta (200g), 1 3/4 cups plain flour (200g), 3/4 cup double cream (175 milliliters)

  • For the creamed corn: 8 ears of fresh corn, a knob of butter, 1 onion, 1/2 cup double cream (100 milliliters), a few spring onions (sliced), vegetable oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Mix the buttermilk with half of the paprika, cayenne and garlic powder.

  2. Mix the flour with the remaining paprika, cayenne and garlic powder.

  3. Season the buttermilk and the flour mixtures with a generous pinch of salt.

  4. Marinate the chicken pieces in the buttermilk mixture for at least 2 hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  6. Cream the butter, sugar and the honey until fluffy and light.

  7. Add the eggs slowly whilst continuing to whisk, then beat in the cornmeal and the flour.

  8. Pour in the double cream and mix until smooth.

  9. Spread the mixture evenly into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

  10. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown and firm.

  11. Preheat a deep fat fryer or a pan of oil to 350°F (180°C)., never leaving it unattended.

  12. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour.

  13. Fry the chicken for about 5 minutes, until golden brown all over.

  14. Transfer to a baking tray and finish in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.

  15. Remove the corn kernels from the cob and dice the onion.

  16. Heat the butter in a pan until frothing.

  17. Fry the onion before adding the corn.

  18. Pour in a splash of water and cover the pan to cook for 10 minutes.

  19. Add the cream and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce then season well.

  20. Stir through the spring onion just before serving.

  21. Serve everything in separate dishes and let everyone dig in.

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Transcript

- Hello, I'm Laura, and this is Jack, and welcome to Bite Club. - The show where we come eat delicious food, and I consistently put on weight. Don't touch me. - This week, we're looking at Man of Steel. We're going to make a southern fried chicken with creamed corn and cornbread. - [Male Host] Because he grew up on a farm. - [Female Host] Yep. And something very sugary, Kryptonite candy. - Because he's not allowed to eat candy. - [Female Host] Super! - Super everything today. - That's what- who says that, Norwegians, sooper! Did you not know that? Not very well traveled. - For our recipe for Man of Steel, we're going to be making fried chicken with corned bread and creamed corn. We're going to cream together the butter and the sugar and the honey until it's really light and fluffy. - [Male Host] With all of that butter? - [Female Host] Yes, all of the butter. - First rule. I'm abiding by the rules. I need a towel. - [Female Host] By the time Jack washes his hands, it's already been creamed together. - Wicked. - [Female Host] Add the eggs fragily, then add the polenta and the flour and the double cream to make a batter. - [Male Host] All of it? - [Female Host] Yep, slowly. This could get really messy, couldn't it? You got kids and you leave them unattended with this, it's the kind of thing where they kind of stick it out on the walls. - I think you should do it and record it, and that's a viral video. Do you think this looks tasty though? - [Male Host] It does actually. Yeah. Is it suppose to be savory or sweet? - [Female Host] It's a little bit of both. It's kind of a sweet bread. It's like a cake batter, but it's got the polenta in it that gives it the corn. There we go, now that goes into the oven at 180 degrees for 50 minutes or that's 350 degrees Fahrenheit. - For the egg? - [Male Host] Yes. - Mr. Strongman? - Thank you. - While that's cooking, we're gonna prepare our chicken. To make the chicken marinade, you need some buttermilk, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. - [Male Host] Or a really weird milkshake. - [Female Host] Combine it all together with the chicken and put it in the fridge preferably overnight, but if you haven't got time, well, just two hours is okay. With the remaining spices that we used to marinate the chicken, I'm going to add this to the flour. So that's garlic, cayenne, and paprika. So Jack, if you do the chicken, I'm going to put all this flour in this board, with all the spices mixed in. - [Male Host] It's a great color. - [Female Host] Yeah, and then we want to roll it, and you've got the next piece ready. - [Male Host] I'm getting it. - [Female Host] So we've got chicken thighs and chicken legs here, and thighs are so much better than breasts. They've got so much more flavor. Are you a breast man, or a leg man, or a thigh man? - [Male Host] I'm an ass man, so- It's not really included on the chicken. - I think I'd like to be a chicken's bottom. Okay, perfect. That's ready. And we're ready to put that in the deep fat fryer. - Let's do it. - [Female Host] To make the creamed corn, we added butter over medium heat to a pan, added the onion, then added the corn. Pour in the water, and add a lid, and then wait till the sweet corn is being steamed through. Then you want to add in the double cream, and then garnish with a spring onion. So this is a Man of Steel dish. Fried chicken, creamed corn, with cornbread. - 'Cause he grew up in a farm. That's what he would've eaten, maybe. - Should we try it? - Yes! - Oh my gosh, that tastes like cornbread. - Is it good? - [Female Host] It's amazing! - Is it good with this? - Really nice. - Oh wow. It's weird because it has the texture and quality of like a sponge cake, but it also is a bit savory, as well, so it's weird, and it goes with savory stuff. Alright, let's have the chicken. Get in there, down and dirty. Come on, use your hands. Oh, that's hot. - Oh my god, the chicken's amazing. - Is it good? Okay, here we go. I'm going to try this now. - [Female Host] I can taste the garlic and the paprika powder. I've got to say, it's really, really tasty. This would be great to have like a themed night. You could have like an American themed night. Cook this for your friends and all watch Man of Steel. - Yeah, yeah, uh huh. - I can imagine that goes on in your house. Oh, it probably will, yes. I'm going to have a bit of this with a bit of that. - Delicious. - I went to Forbidden Planet and saw a Man of Steel comic, and I was going to bring that in to use in this section, but it was ten quid, so I got this. This was cheaper. Welcome to Film Corner. These are my top five film facts! Fact number one, Henry Cavill is the new superman. He's British and the first non-American to play superman which makes every major superhero now, a British person. Henry Cavill, Superman. Andrew Garfield, Spiderman. Christian Bale, Batman. He's Welsh-ish. I'm not sure where he's from. His accent's all over, but we love him as well. He's British. Fact number two. Darren Aronofsky, Ben Affleck, and Duncan Jones were all considered to direct the film, but were unsuccessful because Zac Snyder got it. So, you guys should feel extra bad about yourselves. 'Cause Zac Snyder won over you. Russell Crowe becomes the second Oscar winning actor to play Jor El after Marlon Brando. And also, Russell Crowe had a song with his band called "I Want to Be Like Marlon Brando," so well done. Fact number four. This film is being produced by Christopher Nolan who some of you may know from doing the Dark Knight trilogy. He directed that, now he's producing this reboot. And you can see a trend with what he's doing. The Dark Knight, the Man of Steel, using the nicknames of the superheroes. You know, there's a trend? Right now, at the time of recording this, the film hasn't come out yet, but if it's come out for you, it is out now, leave a review in the box below, and tell me if you think it's better than the Dark Knight, and if you do think so, I'm going to need a detailed explanation as to why 'cause it's going to be a hard one to beat. The final fact is that Zac Snyder, the director of the film, is said that Kryptonite won't feature in the movie, but he might just be saying that to lie to you, so you don't know what's coming, but if it's not in the film, for all you Kryptonite lovers out there, we're going to make a dish now, that is based on that. It's Superman's least favorite meal. Enjoy. - [Male Host] Our Kryptonite candy are as green as we can possibly make them and are sugary as we can possibly make them. Unwrap the mints and then place into an ovenproof bowl. Melt the sweets in the oven, and keep a constant eye on them. Once they're quid, stir in two drops of pandan extract, that's the green stuff, and pour the sweet stuff into the foil. Leave the liquid sweets at room temperature to set. Break the boiled sweets into smaller shards. To make the base of the Kryptonite, melt more sweets and pour into a silicon muffin tray, so that it covers the bottom. Moving quickly, take your Kryptonite shards and put them into the base before it sets. Hold your clusters while the base sets. This should take about five minutes, so just gotta wait there, I guess. All that's left to do is tuck in! Unless you're Superman. Oh, I know, I can't get too close. 'Cause, super. - [Female Host] Mm, it smells good. - Get into then. It looks really sugary. In fact, what this looks like is something you would make in science class and told not to eat. - [Female Host] That was my line. You just basically stole my idea. - I'm going to lick this. It tastes like rock. You know like rock that you get from the seaside, and stuff like that? - Yeah. If you have a really naughty child, and you gave this to your child, I tell you what it'd shut up for at least an hour. Anyone got another one for Jack? - No? - Oh, I see what you did there. - Buh bump. I see what you did. - Oh, your teeth hurting? - Yep. - So join us next week because we're going to be looking at World of War Z. I know that you'll probably like this film. - Brad Pitts's new zombie film? I'm kind of looking forward to it. I'm interested. Yeah, come back and join us, we're going to be cooking some zombie stuff. As in literally, we're going to be acting like zombies, eating human flesh. - [Female Host] Bye. - Was that your zombie impression, was it? I'll give you- It's much better.

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