Woman Demolishes Three-Foot-Long Hot Dog And She's Our New Hero
Social media star Kate Ovens demolished the 'BFD' hotdog, which is covered with cheese and five different types of bacon, at Oh My Dog in Four Pure Brewery, in Bermondsey, south east London.
The competitive eater, who is famed for taking on giant food challenges, thought she had bitten off more than she could chew with the estimated 5,000 kcal feast.
But the 25-year-old successfully annihilated the specially-made pork, beef and bacon bockwurst that was slathered in bacon jam, bacon mayonnaise and topped with smoked pancetta lardons.
The hot dog, which could feed a family-of-four, was topped with crushed Frazzle bacon-flavoured crisps before two men carried the weighty meal over to her table.
Speaking of the challenge, she said: "This was certainly one of my longest challenges. Last year I ate a three-feet-long sausage roll, but the BFD was far thicker.
"Normally when I get half way though, I get nervous about whether or not I'll finish. But the BFD was so delicious, I knew I could keep on going'".
In order to accommodate the giant link, staff at Oh My Dog needed to make new utensils to steam the giant dog.
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Founder and head chef Joel Bowen created the challenge specifically for Kate but is hoping to add it to his menus in the coming months.
He said: "It was pretty fun, even though we had a few hurdles along the way. We had to custom make a basting lid by welding together some baking trays - but they were so thin they kept catching fire when we were welding them.
"For years I've wanted to make the ultimate hotdog, and I think we achieved that. I've seen a few of Kate's videos, so I knew she would give it a good go, but I had my doubts."
Joel reckons the sausage alone weighed about 3lbs, and the entire feast tipped the scales at an eye-watering 5-and-a-half lbs.
It is thought to be the largest hotdog in the country regularly available to customers.
Kate added: "It was one of my longest challenges by far, but to be fair, I think it's pretty cool.
"I have been wanting to do this challenge for ages. I had never seen one so big, and afterwards I was completely stuffed. It was pretty messy too - I ended up with sauce all over myself."
University of Newcastle graduate Kate has more than 170,000 subscribers on her 'Kate Ovens' Facebook page and her eating challenges videos regularly rack-up millions of views. Tbh, she's our new hero.
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Topics: Tasty Food