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How to Make Fast Food at Home from the Chefs’ Themselves

A pillar of FI is lowering your grocery bill and lowering your eating expenses. Today, I wanted to spotlight some fast food favorites and show how you can make them at home, with directions from the head chefs at these eateries themselves. Now I know there are a lot of copycat recipes online, but to be as authentic as possible, I wanted to spotlight recipes made by folks working at these restaurants themselves. With that, let’s take a look at some of these.

McDonald’s Big Mac

The Big Mac is the signature hamburger of McDonald’s. Dan Coudreaut, the former head chef at McDonald’s, shows you the basics of making a Big Mac burger. He even shows you a recipe for the special sauce using ingredients you can buy at the grocery store.

McDonald’s Egg Mcmuffin

If you are a fan of a McDonald’s breakfast, try out this recipe. David Peterson, a McDonalds franchise owner in Santa Barbara, California and son of Herb Peterson (the credited inventor of the Egg Mcmuffin) shows off the making of his father’s signature Egg Mcmuffin with one of the chefs at one of his McDonald’s resturants.

(Dan Coudreaut also did a video on the Egg Mcmuffin a while back, but that seemed to have disappeared from Youtube due to McDonald’s and the Olympics ending their olympic partnership.)

Shake Shack Shackburger

For something a bit more gourmet, you can also try making the Shackburger from Shake Shack (and definitely skip the long lines waiting for a burger from them).

Shake Shack Fries and Shakes

If you want to make your meal complete, chef Mark also shows off Shake Shack’s recipe for cheese fries and milkshakes.

Eggslut’s Fairfax Sandwich

Eggslut is a regional restaurant located in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. They are also known for their long lines for their terrific breakfast sandwiches. In this video, chef Alvin Cailan shows you how to make their most popular sandwich, the Fairfax, at home.

Panda Express Orange Chicken

I’ll admit I’m not the biggest fan of Panda Express, but orange chicken is actually pretty good.

Those are some of my favorite fast food recipes out there and you don’t have to leave your house to make them. What are some of yours? Let us know in the comments below.

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