How To Make Your Fast-Food Favourites At Home

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You're social distancing, stuck at home and salivating at the thought of your favourite fast foods, but you’re dutifully bunkering down in your trackies and don't want to leave the house to satisfy your hankering, right?

Don't let take-away burst your iso bubble! Get your Masterchef on and make it yourself instead. From the colonel's famous chicken to iconic Swedish meatballs, try these recipes to cheat your way to the classics.

1. In-N-Out Double-Double Burger

In N Out Burger
The best burgers in the world?

This beloved American diner has become synonymous with the perfect burger, and their signature Double-Double comes with two beef patties, two slices of cheese and a whole lot of yum! In-N-Out uses simple, fresh ingredients with impeccable attention to detail, but the secret is in the stacking order.

See the In-N-Out Double-Double recipe from The Food Hacker.

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 2. KFC's Original Recipe Fried Chicken

The crispy original recipe!

We all know there are 11 secret herbs and spices, but what exactly are they? KFC's Original Recipe Fried Chicken is one of the most coveted and classified secret recipes. Nobody has ever been able to cajole Harlan Sanders into revealing the ingredients behind his famous chicken, but this copycat recipe is just as finger-licking good.

See the  KFC's Original Recipe Fried Chicken recipe from Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes.

3. Subway Cookies

Subway Cookies
Soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside. Mmm...

You’d think Subway was most famous for its foot-long meatball subs but while they do hit the spot, it's their cookies that have everyone hooked. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, they taste delicious and make the perfect sweet treat, especially when they're still warm. Plus, you can add your favourite filling. Legend has it, this is the best copycat recipe for a Subway cookie craving.

See the Subway Cookies Recipe from The Whoot.

4. IKEA Meatballs

IKEA Meatballs
The famous Ikea meatballs can still be yours!

IKEA is as renowned for its meatballs as it is for its flat-pack furniture, and although you can grab a bag from the fridge at any IKEA food market, you can now DIY the meatballs too. Traditionally served with potatoes, lingonberry jam and cream sauce, the most famous of Swedish delicacies can be recreated with this recipe, straight from the source.

See the IKEA Meatball Recipe from IKEA.

5. Harry Potter's Butter Beer

Harry Potter's Butter Beer
Brew your own magical Butter Beer

Not exactly fast food, but it is magical food that we thought only possible at Harry Potter World and the like. Now we muggles can whip up the frothy sweet drink mentioned in J.K. Rowling’s books at home. The kids (and you!) will love the caramel butter cookie flavoured 'beer'.

See the Butter Beer Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes.

6. Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts

Krispy Kreme
You do-nut want to miss these delicious DIY Krispy Kremes!

You can pick up a box at 7/11 but it's never the same as the taste sensation that kicks in as soon as you see the ‘Hot Now’ neon at a real Krispy Kreme store. Get that warm, fuzzy feeling with your own homemade batch of fresh donuts straight from the oven. The chewy centre and that gooey glaze make these a sensational substitute!

See the Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut recipe from The Whoot.

7. McDonald's Big Mac Special Sauce

McDonald's Big Mac Special Sauce
Whip up your own McDonald's Big Mac Special Sauce.

This is the Mac Daddy of all burgers. The most famous double-decker in the world. The crowning jewel of the golden arches. What exactly is so special about the Big Mac? The special sauce, of course! Slather the sweet, tangy, creamy creation on a homemade burger to recreate this McDonald's hero and you'll never need drive-thru again.

See the McDonald's Big Mac Special Sauce from Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes.

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