Got that craving for two beef patties, one-and-a-half buns and some special sauce? Consider skipping the drive-thru and make your own Big Macs at home, courtesy of the Local Lemons blog's recipe and write-up.
It's a fairly gourmet take on the afternoon-slowing double burger, but it aims for authenticity. Here's writer Allison Arevalo's description of what's going into this homemade Mac:
To mimic the sauce, I made an olive oil aioli and combined it with homemade French dressing and organic shallots from La Tercera Farms. My thinly sliced pickles were from Happy Girl Farms, and the ground chuck was Niman Ranch. The cheese was a difficult match, but mild cheddar proved to be a shoo-in for American, and Clover's organic was a perfect match. I admit, I did not make the buns, though they were locally baked and I painted on the sesame seeds with an egg wash.
Tag or bookmark the recipe for your weekend and consider having a few friends over to ensure you get good use out of your homemade patties, sauce and McD-like buns.
Big Mac: Make Your Own [Local Lemons]