Greased Lightning

Enjoy 7 fatty, delicious recipes before your 2016 resolutions kick in

What's the best way to bid farewell to a most excellent year? By stuffing the current 2015 you with fluffy glazed cinnamon rolls, hot fried chicken and more gluttonous foods before 2016 you slaps your hand and orders you to knock back green juice.

Let the parade of butter-laden food begin.

1 Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

The Chew's Carla Hall knows hot. These fried beauties get a double dose of spice, first by bathing in a habanero pickle broth, then by getting dunked into cayenne-spiked oil after a stroll through the deep fryer.

2 Cinnamon Rolls

Cinna, now you've really gone and made these girls on fire. One big batch of these cinnamon-swirled, extra-buttery cinnamon rolls would quell any Hunger Game. The cherry on top? A salty-sweet glaze with more butter.

3 Katsu Sando (Japanese Pork Cutlet Sandwich)

Goodbye, cold, sad bologna. Hello, crisp pork. Your sandwich's got new game, thanks to this Japanese-style creation: fluffy white bread layered with sweet tonkatsu sauce and rubbed up against panko-crusted and lightly fried pork cutlets.

4 Bananas Foster

Bananas: They're just like us. They like booze, too. Take a cue from New Orleans chef John Besh by torching a panful of bananas sizzling in warm spices, lots of butter and a generous amount of rum for a showstopping dessert that's best with a big bowl of vanilla ice cream.

5 The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Two words: Sriracha, butter. Upgrade your breakfast—or plan for the very real, very hungover morning ahead—with this bacon, egg and cheese piled up on a doughy English muffin and slathered with your new must-have condiment.

6 Chocolate-Habanero Cake with Chocolate-Avocado Buttercream

Clearly, your frosting needs butter and buttery avocado. Eric Werner, the chef at Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico, turns classic chocolate cake on its head with an avocado buttercream and ancho- and chipotle-laced cake.

7 Corned Beef Hash

Step away from the canned variety. Smash potatoes and red onions in a hot pan with hunks of salty corned beef for this classic diner breakfast. Bonus: It's the ultimate hangover cure for tomorrow.

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