Hey all! Ever wonder how McDonalds managed to cook up that mouthwatering sauce or how KFC fried their chicken to perfection? Here are a few recipes which teach you how to cook their food, fast food. Let's start with the Big Mac. BIG MAC™ Special Sauce Ingredients: 1/4 cup KRAFT Miracle Whip 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons,heaping, WISHBONE deluxe french salad dressing (the orange stuff) 1/2 Tablespoon HEINZ sweet relish 2 teaspooons, heaping, VLASIC dill pickle relish (Heinz dill relish also works) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dried, minced onion 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon ketchup 1/8 teaspoon salt Mix everything very well in a small container. There better be no streaks! Microwave 25 seconds, and stir well again. Cover, and refrigerate at LEAST 1 hour before using.( to allow all of the flavors to "meld". ) Makes nearly 1 cup...enough for about 8 Big Macs™. Cooking your BIG MAC™ INGREDIENTS: (this is a per sandwich recipe) 1 -regular sized sesame seed bun 1 -regular sized plain bun 2 -previously frozen regular beef patties 2 -tablespoons Big Mac sauce 2 -teaspoons reconstituted onions 1 -slice real American cheese 2 -hamburger pickle slices 1/4 Cup -shredded iceberg lettuce COOKING: Discard the crown half of the regular bun, retaining the heel. The cooking method for the Big Mac™ is basically the same as the regular burgers, only the bun toasting method is slightly different. In the Big Mac's case you toast the bottom (heel) first. Do this along with the extra heel. (this will be your middle bun.) Cook the two-all-beef-patties just like the regular burgers. After the bun parts are toasted, put 1 tablespoon of "Mac sauce" on each of the heels.(toasted side.) Then add 1/8 cup shredded lettuce to each.On the true bottom bun, place one thin slice of American cheese on top of the lettuce. On the extra "heel", the middle bun, place two pickle slices on top of the lettuce. Toast the "crown" (top) of the bun also. When the meat patties are done, place them one at a time on both prepared buns. Stack the middle bun on top of the bottom bun, and put the crown on top. For proper "aging", or "Q-ing", ...wrap the finished Big Mac® in a 12"x18" sheet of waxed paper as follows: 1...Center the burger, right side up, on the waxed paper. Fold the "long" ends of the paper up over the top. (It will resemble a tube with the burger in the center.) 2...Fold the two remaining ends underneath. Wrap snug, but don't squish it like the regular burgers. 3...Let sit 5-8 minutes, allowing the flavors to "meld". 4...Microwave, still wrapped, 15 seconds on high. ....Enjoy an AWESOME Big Mac® Sandwich! Best Regards ---------- Post added at 06:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:46 PM ---------- McDonald's® Famous French Fries Special Tools Deep fryer French Fry Cutter (or patience for cutting potatoes) Ingredients: 2 large Idaho russett potatoes 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons corn syrup 1½-2 cups hot water 6 cups Crisco® shortening 1/4 cup beef lard (or save the fat from previously cooked burgers) salt Preparing your french fries Peel the potatoes. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup, and hot water. Make sure the sugar is dissolved. Using a french fry slicer, cut the peeled potatoes into shoestrings. The potatoes should be 1/4" x 1/4" in thickness, and about 4" to 6" long. (You can do this with a knife, but it is alot of work) Place the shoestringed potatoes into the bowl of sugar-water, and refrigerate. Let them soak about 30 minutes. While they're soaking, pack the shortening into the deep fryer. Crank up the temperature to "full". The shortening has to pre-heat for a very long time. It will eventually liquify. After it has liquified and is at least 375°, drain the potatoes and dump them into the fryer. (be careful, it will be ferocious) After 1 to 1½ minutes, remove the potatoes and place them on a paper towel lined plate. Let them cool 8 to 10 minutes in the refrigerator. While they're cooling, add the lard or beef drippings to the hot Crisco®. Again, crank the temperature to full. Stir in the lard as it melts into the oil. It will blend in. After the deep fryer is reheated to 375°-400°, add the potatoes and deep fry again. This time for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt, then "toss" the fries to mix the salt evenly. ( I suggest about 1 teaspoon of salt, maybe slightly more) Serve hot, serve immediately, and enjoy! Depending upon the size of the potatoes, this recipe make about 2 medium sized fries. Special Notes Note¹***** If you want more fries, double the recipe---but DON'T double the cooking oil. Just cook them in shifts, adding about 1/4 cup more Crisco® and 1 tablespoon lard for the second batch. Note²***** If cooking for a minute or so, removing, and returning the fries to the oil seems like a pain in the ***, that's because it is. But it is an important "blanching" step required for that great taste. Note³***** For an easier clone of McDonald's french fries, you can use the frozen, pre-cut Ore-Ida® shoestring potatoes. Just cook them in the same combo of Crisco® and lard, skipping the "blanching" process. Cook them while still frozen for 6-10 minutes (depending upon the amount) until golden brown. They're good, but not nearly as accurate in taste and texture as the fresh recipe. ---------- Post added at 08:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:47 PM ---------- McDonald's® Chicken McNuggets™ SPECIAL TOOLS: Deep fryer Ingredients: vegetable oil (in fryer) 1 egg 1 cup water 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup tempura mix (or 1/3 cup flour for a total of 1 cup if tempura mix is unavailable) 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon Accent® 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 4 chicken breast filets, each cut into 6-7 bite sized pieces. Cooking your McNuggets™ 1. Beat the egg and then combine it with 1 cup water in a small, shallow bowl. Stir. 2. Combine the flour, salt, Accent®, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder in a one gallon size zip lock bag. 3. Pound each of the breast filets with a mallet until about 1/4-inch thick. Trim each breast filet into bite sized pieces. 4. Coat each piece with the flour mixture by shaking in the zip lock bag. 5. Remove and dredge each nugget in the egg mixture, coating well. Then return each nugget to the flour/seasoning mixture. Shake to coat. Put nuggets, bag and all, in the freezer for at least an hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture. 6. After freezing, repeat the "coating" process. 7. Preheat oven and large cookie sheet to 375° 8. Deep fry the chicken McNuggets™ at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until light brown and crispy. (cook only about 9 at a time.) 9. Drain on paper towels 3-5 minutes. 10. Place deep-fried nuggets on preheated cookie sheet in oven and bake another 5-7 minutes. 11. Serve with your favorite McDonald's dipping sauce. KFC Chicken Recipe - Original Chicken Recipe Revealed! In your childhood years as a precocious aspiring cook, you have probably wondered about the ingredients in the KFC chicken recipe. Well, so have many other children and their mothers and fathers while munching their way through every piece of skin and meat and, finally, sucking the bone to get every last ounce of flavor. Besides, who would not want to enjoy the flavors of a KFC fried chicken at home everyday? However, the inventor of the KFC chicken recipe took great pains not to divulge any of the ingredients and preparation methods involved in making the finger lickin' good chicken. It remains to this day a closely-guarded trade secret although others have professed to know the KFC chicken recipe. Yes, even the trademark 11 herbs and spices are yet to be announced to the outside world. Well, a trade secret it may be but one can always hope to find the KFC chicken recipe that most closely resembles the original as developed by Colonel Sanders. Or better yet, you can always completely copy the KFC original or spicy chicken recipe down to the last juicy bite. How is this made possible, you ask? Well, let's just say I've learned it myself from many different resources and finally, sorted out the best ingredients for KFC original fried chicken recipe. KFC Original Fried Chicken Ingredients 2 fryer chickens, cut up into 8 pieces and marinated 6 cups Crisco shortening 2 eggs, well beaten 31/2 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon msg 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 dash paprika 3 cups milk 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons ground pepper Directions Place shortening into the pressure cooker and heat over medium heat to the shortening reaches 400°F. Beat the egg and milk in a small bowl. Mixing the remaining six dry ingredients in another bowl. Place every piece of chicken into the milk. Roll the moistened chicken in the flour mixture until well coated. Drop the covered chicken pieces into the shortening and lock the lid. When pressure builds up, cook for 8-12 minutes. You will delightedly discover, as I have, that the KFC chicken recipe is not as difficult to do as it appears. The ingredients including the herbs and spices as well as the preparation and frying methods are detailed in a step-by-step guide, which even a fifth grader just beginning how to fry a single leg of chicken can follow. The beauty of following a popular KFC chicken recipe is that you can make plenty of fried chickens for an army, if you want, and yet not worry about the costs rivaling the budget deficit of the United States. In short, not only will your chickens be as finger lickin' good but your pockets will not take a licking either. Download the rest of the KFC chicken recipe here. Also, do not miss out A&W, starbucks caramel frappuccino, KFC, TGIF, Applebee's, Chili's and hundreds more most-wanted top recipe secrets in US!