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Recipe: Hijacked Big Macs (Bonus Recipe: Homemade Fries!)

The Captain was on earlier this week and  found a video on how to make McDonald's Big Mac sauce. So of course, we needed to test out this recipe. Because we're big geeks like that. It turns out we had every ingredient except the sesame seed buns, which The Captain lovingly picked up on his way home from work tonight.

If you don't need the recipe of the fries, scroll on down and start making your own Big Mac at home!

Homemade Fries

- 1 large spud
- 1 c vegetable oil
- 1 t salt

I started slicing the potato into 1 cm strips. You can cut them smaller or larger, just adjust your fry time accordingly.

While the oil is heating, soak the potatoes in a bowl of water. This will help wash off the starch and give a better crisp when we fry.

I heated the oil in a LeCruset dutch oven (over med-high heat). I find that frying in a deeper dutch oven almost eliminates any oil splatters. Add the fries (use tongs!) and be careful not to burn yourself.

Gently turn every couple of minutes. I fried for about 7-8 minutes until golden brown.

When you remove from the oil, use the tongs and be careful. Lay the fries down on a double layer of paper towels and allow to drain for a couple of minutes before serving. Sprinkle the salt over the fries.

Hijacked Big Mac

Big Mac Sauce
- 1/2 c mayo
- 1/4 c relish
- 2 T yellow mustard
- 2 t grated onion (or onion powder)
- 2 t paprika
- 2 t garlic powder
- 1 T white wine vinegar

Big Mac
Serves 2
- 3 burger buns (you'll need 3 pieces of bread per sandwich) - sesame seed buns are the best! (and we're in Chicago, so Rosen's buns are the only way to go)
- 1 c shredded lettuce
- 1/4 c finely diced onion
- 4 slices American Cheese (2 per sandwich)
- Sandwich Pickles (3 per layer per sandwich)

Let's start with the sauce. Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together. Cover and stick in the fridge until you are ready to use. You can make this a day ahead.


While you're making the sauce, send your husband outside to grill the burgers. Which is what I did. Alternatively you can also griddle the burger on the stovetop over med-high heat until cooked through.

Now, back to the toppings.

Finely dice the onions for one of the toppings. Set aside.

Chop up some lettuce too. More toppings.

It's assembly time!!

Add the burger, one slice of American Cheese, some onion, and some lettuce.

Stack 'em high!

 Not a bad little dinner, hmm?

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