DailyDirt: DIY Fast Food
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Some restaurants guard their recipes as if they were the blueprints for a nuclear bomb. But it’s usually not that difficult to reverse-engineer some kind of copycat meal that tastes pretty good, and there are tons of foodies out there with blogs dedicated to replicating all kinds of famous dishes. Here are just some examples of folks giving away the secret recipes for a few fast food favorites.
- A McDonald’s chef shows everyone how to make a Big Mac at home and points out that the secret sauce is actually published on the company’s website. Here’s the big secret for the sauce: Soybean oil, pickle relish [diced pickles, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, vinegar, corn syrup, salt, calcium chloride, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (preservative), spice extractives, polysorbate 80], distilled vinegar, water, egg yolks, high fructose corn syrup, onion powder, mustard seed, salt, spices, propylene glycol alginate, sodium benzoate (preservative), mustard bran, sugar, garlic powder, vegetable protein (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat), caramel color, extractives of paprika, soy lecithin, turmeric (color), calcium disodium EDTA (protect flavor). [url]
- Making a a Taco Bell Chalupa doesn’t look so difficult, but it takes a bit more effort than sitting in your car and shouting your order at a big menu sign. Now if someone wants to figure out a home-made Dorito big enough to be a taco shell… [url]
- Some customers don’t like Chick-Fil-A’s political leanings when it comes to gay marriage, but they still want some tasty sandwiches. The Chick-Fil-Gay is just one solution to that problem. [url]
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Filed Under: big mac, chalupa, diy, fast food, food, recipes, secret sauce
Companies: chick-fil-a, mcdonald's, taco bell
Comments on “DailyDirt: DIY Fast Food”
Why would I want to make that any of that shitty, bland, corporate crap in my own home?
If you make it yourself, it doesn’t have to be bland…? These recipes just serve as a starting point.
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But then it wouldn’t really be McDonald’s, would it?
Sometimes one wants his food to be shitty crap.
That’s why once a year or so I go for a McRodent, even tho every other alternative is superior.
The secret sauce...
Re: The secret sauce...
The “soy” in “soy sauce” is short for “soylent green”?
Well, there goes my appitite for chinese food…
Wow, McDonald’s secret sauce has more compounds than a Jr. Chemist set.
aren’t most of those a bit cancerous?
A McDonald's chef shows everyone how to make a Big Mac at home
He left out the part where you sit on it to squash it down so that it’s under an inch tall.
Chikfila has tasty food??
Has it changed since about 20 years ago when I had the only Chikfila I ever had? Because it was not all that tasty. LOL
Hooray for propylene glycol! Commonly used in aircraft deicing and cleaning out your gut for a colonoscopy.
When will they publish the recipe for pink slime?
Of all the things one would want to DIY would fast food really be one of them ? rotten ronnies ? blecht
It is good to find out what is really in that stuff they sell to people