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.
We're all missing restaurants right now. But you know what else we’re missing? Fast food. Which is your favourite? 😅
— I Love Manchester (@ILoveMCR) May 4, 2020
How to make McDonald’s hash browns
— Dave (@davechannel) April 15, 2020
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
Craving a McMuffin? We've got you… 🍳😋 pic.twitter.com/cI4FR1Dops
— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) April 4, 2020
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
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
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
Pour vous aider à faire des WHOPPER® maison, on a fait une vidéo maison. pic.twitter.com/MIsSsYE7CK
— Burger King France (@BurgerKingFR) March 31, 2020
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
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
Got your Dough Balls ready?
Who's ready for a new recipe? 🙌🙌🙌
Check out how to make Cheese and Bacon stuffed Dough Balls – https://t.co/f2rjTU1BbP
You're welcome – just remember to share your pics with us!#StayHome #PizzaExpress #HomemadeFavourites pic.twitter.com/kZhlsflOzL
— @pizzaexpress (@PizzaExpress) April 12, 2020
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
Missing your favourite fast food chains during lockdown? @SimonJWoodUK has got you covered with his exclusive @kfc gravy recipe, why not have a go yourself by following the link below? 🍗 https://t.co/YNZkBolfnv pic.twitter.com/N9s5Ix2Ezj
— No.8 First Street (@no8firststreet) March 30, 2020
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.