Here's how to recreate your favourite McDonald's meals at home

As the fast food chain shut all its eateries this week amid the coronavirus crisis, many people will miss their burger fix.

Published 26th Mar 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

With all McDonald's stores now closed, fans have taken to social media to showcase how to create your favourite meal at home.

Pictures and ideas on how to whip up popular McDonald's meals have been shared on the @Homemade_McDonalds Instagram account.

People have shared their attempts at making Big Macs and the chain's famous burger sauce, and it's proving popular as the account has over 5,500 followers.

One Big Mac recipe, which looks a lot like the real deal, was shared by Leanne Loves Cooking along with a recipe for how to make at home.

Another recipe is for a McChicken sandwich, and others have shared their attempts at the fillet o fish burger, chicken nuggets and a Quarter Pounder burger,

Each of the posts and recipes have gained hundreds of likes and comments, as people flock to find out how to satisfy their fast food cravings without visiting a McDonald's.

Plus, it's not just budding chefs that are showing how to create McDonalds at home.

MasterChef 2015 winner Simon Wood has taken to his Instagram page and posted a video on how to recreate the Big Mac sauce.

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How to make an at-home Big Mac sauce

Simon's recipe calls for these ingredients to be mixed in a large bowl.

200g ketchup

400g mayonnaise

30g Dijon mustard

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1 teaspoon paprika (optional)

½ teaspoon onion powder (optional)

1 shallot, finely diced

1 gherkin, finely diced

black pepper and sea salt, as required for flavour.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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