Recreate Original McDonald's Menu Items At Home

We've previously shown you how to make the french fries as well as cooking videos from McDonald's itself. If you'd like to try out classic McDonald's foods from menus going back to the '50s, this 32-page recipe and cooking guide is for you.

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You'll learn how to make the original hamburger from 1948, as well as Chicken McNuggets and the Filet-O-Fish (plus tarter sauce). The PDF is chock-full of great tips too, like how to use McDonald's "Q-ing" method to make flavours meld:

1. Place wrapped hamburger in your pre-heated oven. (remember... oven is just barely on warm) Keep them in there about 8-10 minutes. Hey! That's enough time to cook another batch. (if you do cook another batch while these are "aging properly", scrape the black stuff and burnt onions to the side before beginning)

Important note: Some ovens get too hot even on low, and this may dry out your burger. If they seem dry try the alternative "Q-ing" method below.

2. An alternate "Q-ing" method would be to wrap the sandwich tightly in wax paper, let sit for 5 minutes, andmicrowave on high for 15 seconds (while still wrapped) This will complete the "Q-ing" process without overmicrowaving them like they do now. In fact, they almost taste better this way. In fact, you can use this method on ALL of the burger recipes on this site, with the exception of the McD.L.T

The original source of this document appears to be a former Geocities user named XAM2001, who appears to be a McDonald's insider from back in the day, as the DIY guide includes sentences like "this is how we used to do it".

Download the PDF to wax nostalgic yourself or get your fast food fix at home.

McMenu: Do-It-Yourself McDonald's Restaurant Recipes [Epic Constructions via Kottke]


    Final step: have a 14 year old "tamper" with the burger before serving

      Just give him the wrong look, and you will get the "Ball Bag" special!

      Hey there's a hair in my burger, and its curly!


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