McDonalds is closed – but secret Facebook group reveals new recipes to try at home

Whilst McDonalds may have closed it’s doors this week, those in search of a fast food fix can still get it from the comfort of their own home.

With the UK currently being urged to stay at home, now could be the perfect time to whip up a DIY Big Mac to satisfy those cravings.

But with the secrets to the mouthwatering recipes kept under lock and key, one group of foodies have decided to experiment and attempt to work it out for themselves.

A huge McDonald’s fan has created a Facebook group called Homemade McDonald’s – which now has almost 6,000 members working together to crack the chain’s secrets using supermarket ingredients.

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The best Big Mac recipe

One member of the group rated his recipe 8/10 and he shared his secret ingredients for McDonalds fans to put to the test.

Big Mac Ingredients:

  • Tip Top Hamburger Rolls 6pk (cut into thirds)
  • 600g of lean beef mince (makes 12 patties, 50g each)
  • Head of iceberg lettuce, finely shredded 
  • Finely diced small brown onion
  • 200g Usa Red Cheddar (From Gervasi Deli)
  • ZUNI PICKLE (From Meatsmith)
  • Salt and Pepper

Big Mac Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (300g) Best foods Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon Masterfoods Relish Gherkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Masterfoods Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Masterfoods Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Cornwells White Vinegar
  • Pinch of white pepper “Saxa”
  • 2tsp French’s Classic Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Sweet Smoked Paprika (from 

What you’ll need 

  • Baking paper (to squish burgers)
  • Small Pot (to squish burgers)
  • Sandwich press (to toast buns)
  • Wire Cheese Slicer
  • Non Stick pan
  • Slotted Spatula
  • Sharp Knife

 Daniel shared some top tips for preparing the burger, including cutting the cheese with a wire cutter and lightly toast buns on a sandwich press and use a heaped teaspoon of Big Mac sauce,

He advises that the burgers shrink around 10-20% depending on the fat content, salt and pepper the patty prior to cooking and you should always flip patties when edges start to turn from red to brown 

How to assemble the perfect Big Mac

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If you’re going to nail the taste, you’ll also need to make sure the burger is assembled exactly like it is at McDonalds. With that in mind, here’s the correct way to put it together – in this order.

  • Bun First 
  • Sauce (1 tsp)
  • Onion (1/2 tsp)
  • Lettuce (enough to cover sauce)
  • Patty
  • Cheese 
  • Bun 
  • Sauce
  • Onion (1/2 to tsp)
  • Lettuce (enough to cover sauce)
  • Pickle (optional)
  • Patty
  • Sesame seed bun top

Alongside the Big Mac, the secret Facebook group also includes recipes for chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, quarter pounders and even McFlurrys. If you give any of them a try, share your photos with us on Facebook and let us know the verdict.

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