Fans of McDonald’s have found a new home online where creative cooks are challenging each other to replicate Maccas menu items at home – and some of them are seriously impressive.
The Homemade McDonald’s group was created by Joe Cornell after his McDonald’s look-alike meals gained serious kudos in another Facebook group.
‘I would upload some of my Macca's meals and members thought they were pretty funny,’ Joel told Broadsheet. ‘So I made a group and invited some friends but didn't expect people to post stuff.’
The group has since exploded and now has over 20,000 members who have to meet strict criteria to have their Macca’s mimics published.
This mcsloppins is tip top. Nasty qp cooked by Matt Lawry So it was time to make a quarter pounder. I've purchased a few over the past week and deconstructed them. Meat i ground myself. It contains 40% Chuck, 60% sirloin and around 200g beef dripping added into the meat along with 1teaspoon of MSG. Patties made around 40% larger in diameter to size to account for shrinkage. Seasoned with salt and pepper on outside. Cooked on medium heat with saucepan on top, allowed to rest for 5 mins. To assemble, meat sandwiched between 2 slices of cheese in bun (lightly brushed with butter to give authentic oily sheen) and microwaved for 25 seconds. Dots of sauce, mustard and half semi circles of onion + sliced dill pickles added. Looks: 10/10 Taste: if you were drunk, you couldn't tell the difference. 9/10 #mcdonalds
Food must be from the McDonald’s menu (not including the “Create Your Taste” menu, that’s just cheating, apparently), and limited time menu items are welcome. The post must include a recipe, a rating out of 10, and a bite photo.
The group is also vegan-friendly and will allow posters to substitute plant-based ingredients in traditional Macca’s menu items, as long as the end result still looks the part.
We might not be able to buy a legit Halloumi Muffin outside of Arabia, but with the help of Homemade McDonald’s we might be able to have a taste right here at home!
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza