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Father’s Day recipes for lunch

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Father’s Day recipes

Your dad, he's the one you call when anything needs fixing, painting or lifting. This year for Father's Day, don't let your dad lift a thing, except a fork when you prepare a thoughtful lunch full of his favorite foods. Celebrate Dad's special day with these Father's Day lunch tips and tasty treats.

Father's Day lunch recipes

Father’s Day recipesCrunchy Chicken Wings

Makes 4 servings

Oil for deep frying
1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
8 tablespoons garlic powder, divided
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups crushed cornflake crumbs
24 chicken wings

1. Heat oil in a deep skillet. Combine 3/4 cups flour with 2 tablespoons garlic powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with 4 tablespoons garlic powder. In another bowl, combine remaining flour with remaining garlic powder and crushed cornflakes.

2. First coat wings with flour mixture, then the cornflake mixture, then the egg mixture then the cornflake mixture and place in oil. Fry chicken until it is golden brown and fully cooked through. Serve with blue cheese dressing or honey mustard, celery and carrot sticks.

Mushroom and Onion Grilled Pizza

Makes 6 servings

3 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for brushing
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 pounds mushrooms, cleaned
1 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
4 (12-inch) rounds of pizza dough
1 cup crumbled blue cheese

1. Preheat grill over medium heat. Saute onions in melted butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil until caramelized. Saute mushrooms in 1/2 cup olive oil in a separate skillet until golden. Season onion and mushrooms with salt and pepper.

2. Drizzle olive oil over dough and place on preheated grill. Cook until golden on one side and flip and cook until golden on the other.

3. Remove dough from grill and top with mozzarella, mushrooms, onions and blue cheese. Place back on grill, shut lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese melts.

Spicy Tequila Martini

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces tequila
1 dry vermouth
2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce
1 small pepper for garnish

Combine tequila and vermouth in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and add a few drops of Tabasco sauce. Top with a pepper.

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