How to make fast food favourites at home – from KFC chicken gravy to Greggs steak bakes

Fast food giants reveal how to make their most loved dishes at home for the ultimate fakeaway

We’re all missing restaurants right now. Luckily Manchester chefs have come to our aid, sharing recipes from Simon Wood’s meat and potato pie to James Martin’s sticky toffee pudding.

But you know what else we’re missing? Fast food. Yep, much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, we’d do anything for an occasional McDonald’s breakfast or a cheeky Nando’s.

Favourite fast food recipes

Now, the fast food giants have started to share the recipes and methods behind their most loved dishes, so you can have a go at home. And they’re much easier than you might think.

How to make McDonald’s hash browns

We all love these crisp, golden treats. And it turns out all you need to make them at home is a potato, an egg, oil and seasoning. Cheers, Dave.

How to make McDonald’s sausage and egg McMuffin

You know what goes perfectly with a hash brown? A soft, pillowy, comforting McMuffin. If you can get hold of English muffins, sausage meat, eggs and plastic cheese, you’re on your way to creating the ultimate hangover cure.

How to make a Greggs steak bake – and vegan version

GIY – Steak Bake

Hands up who’s missing our Steak Bakes? ✋✋✋✋✋Well here’s the next best thing – an easy way to #GreggsItYourself. (If you prefer a Vegan Steak Bake, just swap out the ingredients for vegan friendly options.)Don’t forget to share your GIY creations with us using #GreggsItYourself. We’ve even created a selection of personalised stickers – just go to Giphy and search ‘Greggs’ + your name.We can’t wait to see your handiwork. And remember, if it all goes wrong (or you just don’t have the energy) you can always buy an ‘official’ Greggs Steak Bake from Iceland Foods

Posted by Greggs on Thursday, 9 April 2020

Do you have cravings for the flaky, savoury joy of a steak bake? Greggs have shared a step-by-step video guide – and you can try the vegan version, too.

How to make IKEA’s Swedish meatballs

Missing your IKEA meatball fix? We’ve created a recipe for you to recreate this delicious dish in the comfort of your own home #IKEAmeatballs

Posted by IKEA on Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The shopping bit may leave you frazzled and irritable, but any trip to IKEA is worth it just for the Swedish meatballs with creamy sauce in the cafe. Now, their easy to follow instructions mean you really can do it yourself.

How to make Nando’s peri-peri chicken

Recreating Nando’s at home is super-simple thanks to their range of ready-made sauces. Their step-by-step guide means you can get your chicken fix – and knock up some spicy rice to go with it, too.

How to make a Burger King Whopper

Burger King France have revealed how to make their signature burger at home as well as the all-important assembly order: bottom bun, beef patty, cornichons, ketchup, raw onion, tomato, lettuce, mayo, top bun. Plus, saying it in French – Le Whopper de la Quarantaine – sounds a bit more glamorous, non?

How to make a Wagamama katsu curry


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welcome to episode one of ‘wok from home’. we asked you guys what you wanted to cook this week and it looks like a lot of you are missing your katsu fix. so, here it is. in all it’s glory. chicken katsu curry 🍛 – the sauce | serves two – 2–3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled + grated 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 heaped tablespoons mild curry powder 1 tablespoon plain flour 300ml chicken or veg stock 100ml coconut milk 1 teaspoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste – the dish | serves two – 120g rice (any rice will do!) 1 quantity katsu curry sauce 2 skinless chicken breasts 50g plain flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 100g panko breadcrumbs 75ml vegetable oil, for deep-frying 40g mixed salad leaves

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This panko breadcrumbed chicken with fragrant curry sauce and rice is one of Wagamama’s most loved classics. Now, you can make it yourself with a few store cupboard ingredients.

How to make a Pizza Express margherita and dough balls

Pizza can be daunting to try at home. But all you need to make your own Pizza Express style dough is plain flour, yeast, olive oil and sugar. Top it with passata, mozzarella, oregano and basil to keep it classic, or add toppings of your choice. You can do your own dough balls, too.

How to make KFC gravy

Every Northerner knows that the best thing about Kentucky Fried Chicken is the gravy. Although KFC would never reveal their official special recipe, MasterChef champion Simon Wood has his own method for those looking to recreate something damn close to KFC gravy at home.

How to make Pret’s coffee frappe

Grab your blender to make this cool coffee and ice cream frappe just like you’d find in the high street coffee shop chain.


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