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The **Now Eating** Thread

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by J1234, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Craig1981

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    Been trying to post this since lunchtime. PC went on the fritz. Finally working again. I went to McDonalds today to try out a menu hack that I saw on Twitter. Its a fairly simple build.

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    At 10.25 you order a bacon and egg mcmuffin and a hash brown. Get some BBQ sauce while your at it. Drink is of course optional :D

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    Then at 10.30 when the breakfast menu changes to the regular one you order a plain Quarter pounder with cheese. You add the hash brown and the egg and bacon from the mcmuffin to the burger, then top it with the BBQ sauce.

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    Et voilà! The McDonalds Australia Big Brekkie Burger. I really enjoyed this a lot! A bit expensive to make, but it went down a treat. I hope someday McDonalds UK make the Big Brekkie Burger a part of their official menu :)
     
  2. FrenchTart

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    That's quite awesome. Looks grim, mind :p
     
  3. Brian The Snail

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    Is that what they call a McGangBang?
     
  4. Craig1981

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    Haha, no. A McGangBang is a McChicken stuck into the middle of a double cheeseburger. What I made is reproduction of a real burger sold at McDonalds in Australia.

    It may not look that pretty, but I enjoyed it very much. The hash brown, egg and bacon all worked really well with the burger :)
     
  5. Raymond Lin

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    Could do the same with a regular hamburger to save on cost (and calorie) ?
     
  6. Glaucus

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    Wow you must love mcD, the effort to get that.
     
  7. Craig1981

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    *shrug* The menu hack said to use a quarter pounder. I suppose because its bigger, which accommodates the other stuff being piled on top easier than a normal burger would.

    I like McDonalds, though I don't eat there often. Honestly I was just curious to try it because it looked nice. And since I had the day off work I thought "why the heck not?" Didn't really take any real effort. Only effort was timing the visit so I could place the two orders side by side as breakfast was ending.
     
  8. robfosters

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    I’m with Craig. So much rubbish is posted from food snobs about McDonald’s. I love it. I don’t have it every day, it’s a treat every few days and it always goes down well. That menu hack burger looks very good indeed.
     
  9. Ayahuasca

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    A treat every few days? Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you have a heart condition also?

    I go to McDonalds maybe twice a year, if I'm on a stag do or something and it's always awful, I guess once you get accustomed to eating it regularly you can tell yourself it's nice due to the sodium and fat overload.
     
  10. MikeTheNative

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    I like the chicken selects but even if you take it for what it is, McDonalds still isn't great. My local pub does a burger and a pint for £6 and it's nicer than McDonalds.
     
  11. robfosters

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    Sorry, I meant weeks, don’t know I put days. Anyway I doubt even two McDonald’s a week would be that damaging when paired with an otherwise healthy diet.

    I prefer my own burgers anyway as I have an awesome burger sauce recipe. It’s the following:

    Half a cup of mayo
    Half a cup of tomato ketchup
    A tablespoon of French’s New York deli pickle relish (this gives it the Big Mac sauce gherkin taste)
    Tablespoon of minced onion
    Two teaspoons of white vinegar (gives the tang you get with Big Mac sauce)
    Half teaspoon of sugar

    Make in a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight before using. Imo, it’s better than Big Mac sauce.
     
  12. robfosters

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    My local wetherspoons does an awesome burger called the Empire State.
     
  13. MikeTheNative

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    Obliviously quality of wetherspoons vary greatly but I've been to a number that are better than McDonalds and cost around the same price.
     
  14. Craig1981

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    I do like McDonalds, but its fairly rare that I eat there. If I'm in the mood for a good burger I'd much rather go to a place like Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Handmade Burger Co or Bread Meats Bread. They all do much better varieties of burgers. Plus the rewards app with GBK is always giving me freebies to use.
     
  15. Merlin5

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    Having a late lunch.

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  16. bsoltan

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    Last night two nights: salad, chicken, lentils, black pudding, poached egg. Lovely.

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    Tonight: Ribbon carrots and courgette, chilli viniagrette, Tesco salmon fishcake.

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  17. bsoltan

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    Seeing as I was eating loads of vegetables and things in the week (See above).

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    I need a lie down now..
     
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  18. Raymond Lin

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    That looks like a meaty burger.
     
  19. Glaucus

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    that looks like a damn tasty meal indeed.
    sometimes I wish I lived in the centre for all the good food places.
     
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  20. Craig1981

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    That looks delicious!