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Monday, June 7, 2010

Making the Perfect Fast-Food Meal, at Home

Posted By on Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Assembling your own fast-food meal at home might seem the antithesis to the idea of fast food, which came into existence because people wanted hot food with no waiting that they didn't have to cook themselves.

But cooks are like scientists: They can't help but reverse-engineer things to find out how they work and improve upon them. These intrepid bloggers have taken the initiative and created beloved fast food items from scratch. For your pleasure, we present a roster of recipes for each component of a full fast-food meal.

1. The Fries


The level of care and research that went into this recipe for perfect french fries by Serious Eats writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt borders on obsessive. A lover of McDonald's fries, the author susses out the optimal recipe through trial and error, even taking the time to photograph a french fry lineup of previous attempts, labeled with dates. We can only assume that the resulting fry is as glorious as the photography.
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