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Mcdonald's Copycat Recipes

Updated on May 4, 2008
Old McDonald's Restaurant Sign
Old McDonald's Restaurant Sign

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Mcdonald's copycat recipes are easy and inexpensive to make. Mcdonalds, or Mickey Ds, is the largest fast food restaurant franchise in the world. Famous for the Big Mac cheeseburger and its special sauce, the golden arches are recognized around the globe.

The first McDonald's restaurant was opened in the 1940s by two brothers in California. Dick and Mac McDonald perfected the quick, efficient service that became a business model for restaurants everywhere. The fast food restaurant era was born.

Although not the healthiest diet choice, who doesn't love Mcdonald's fries or a Big Mac with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun? If you just can't get enough of Mcdonald's fast food, try some of these Mcdonalds' recipe clones such as Mcdonalds shakes, Mcdonalds breakfast burrito, or a Mcdonald's Big 'n Tasty sandwich.

McDonald's Filet O Fish Sandwich
McDonald's Filet O Fish Sandwich

Shamrock Shake

McDonald's Shamrock Shake Recipe

Shamrock Shake Ingredients- Makes 1 Shake

1 cup vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup milk

1/8 cup half-and-half

1/8 teaspoon mint extract

5 drops green food coloring

Put all ingredients into a blender. Mix on high til blended well.

Big Mac and Fries

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      Angi 3 years ago

      Hi :)

      I search for a recipe from the big tasty bacon!

      Thanks for help!

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      langdon 5 years ago

      does anyone know how to ma the mustard that they put on the home-style burger. I now it is not just regular mustard with lots of pepper I have already tried that. I really love that mustard so please help looked everywhere

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      Trying to figure out the Big Tasty Sauce 6 years ago

      McChicken® Ingredients

      SPECIAL TOOLS: Deep fryer; meat mallet


      vegetable oil (in fryer)

      1 egg

      1 cup water

      2/3 cup all-purpose flour

      1/3 cup tempura mix

      (or 1/3 cup flour for a total of 1 cup if tempura mix is unavailable)

      2 teaspoons salt

      1 teaspoon onion powder

      1/2 teaspoon Accent®

      1/4 teaspoon pepper

      1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

      4 chicken breast filets

      4 sesame seed hamburger buns

      1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce

      McChicken® sauce:

      1/4 cup mayonnaise

      1/16 teaspoon onion powder

      Stir together well, refrigerate until needed.

      Preparing your McChicken® Sandwich

      1. Beat the egg and then combine it with 1 cup water in a small, shallow bowl. Stir.

      2. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, Accent®, onion powder and garlic powder in a one gallon size zip lock bag.

      3. Pound each of the breast filets with a mallet until about 1/4-inch thick. Trim each breast filet until it is round.

      4. Coat each filet with the flour mixture by shaking in the zip lock bag.

      5. Remove and dredge each filet in the egg mixture, coating well. Then return each filet to the flour/seasoning mixture. Shake to coat. Put filets, bag and all, in the freezer for at least an

      hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture.

      6. After freezing, repeat the "coating" process.

      7. Deep fry the chicken filets at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until light brown and crispy.

      8. As the chicken is frying, toast the buns using the standard method described in cooking regular hamburgers.

      9. On the crown side of the bun, apply 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture, followed by 1/4 cup chopped iceberg lettuce. Then top with the cooked chicken patty, and the heel of the


      10. Wrap tightly in a 12x16 piece of waxed paper, and let stand 6-8 minutes.

      11. Microwave on high, individually, for 15 seconds and serve.

      Personal suggestion: CHEESE IT! With real American cheese, one slice, between the patty and the heel.

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      Lani DeLoose 6 years ago

      looking for the Carmel Frappe recipe tried some others not as good

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      bob 6 years ago

      nice site

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      bob 6 years ago

      good info

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      bob 6 years ago

      good site

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      Josh Leo 6 years ago

      please properly credit my photo

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      Joshua Leo 6 years ago

      oops, somebody used my shamrock shake picture illegally! Please credit the photo correctly, I am the one who took the photo and did not give you permission to use it.

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      Ninja 7 years ago

      McDonald's ice tea recipe (unsweetened) Orange Peroke & Black Tea 3 restaurant size bags (if you are making it by the metal tea dispenser -3gal-) 48cups of brewed (boiled water) then rest with ice.. If you want it sweetened then use liquid sweetener 1/2 gallon per 3gallons of tea... (8hr shelf life, 12hr refrigerator life)Yes, the life of it does matter...

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      Ninja 7 years ago

      The ice coffee is just 3x the strength of regular coffee.. So depending how much you can drink in one day (8hrs shelf life) it is same portion coffee as ice.. Then has a 30min wait.. Poured over ice.. For the flavors it is 4oz per 21oz cup... (confusing? I hope not)

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      Cindy 7 years ago

      To the person that sent the rude comment? You don't even know how to spell. FUNNY!

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      boppster 7 years ago

      the McLobster link doesn't work

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      Jenniffer Johnson 7 years ago

      the Mc Chicken sauce is Hellman's Real Mayonaise :)

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      yair 7 years ago


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      carrie 7 years ago

      looking for the iced tea recipe,anyone have it

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      nikki walker 8 years ago

      i am looking for the MCDS steak egg cheese recipe .. any one know it?

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      mcdonaldsss 8 years ago

      Hi there Pinkish:

      The mc chicken recipe is very easy. it is a thin slice of breaded chicken breast, peppered to taste, with mayo and shredded lettuce, all on a bun. Very easyyyy.

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      pinkish 8 years ago

      where do i find the recipe of mc chicken? i don't know how?

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      belfast maine 9 years ago

      Great Hub you have here :) Please check out my Belfast Maine website would love to network!

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Montana, thanks.

      Stephanie and kelbel, I'll try to find these MCD recipes for you.

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      kelbel 9 years ago

      I am looking for the bbq sauce recipe (mc nugget sauce)

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      Stephanie 9 years ago

      I am looking for the Mc"D Ice coffee recipes. Anyone know of a place to find them?

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      montana575 10 years ago from Dorset

      Hi Angela. I love the big mac sauce recipe i simply adore it.

      What I have noticed is here in England the sauce isn't as creamy tasting as in the USA is the uk recipe different in some way I wonder.

      I know "maccy d" isn't the best in the world but I must say that the US version is by far better than what we have here in the UK.

      Keep on coming up with these recipes they're great and the kids love them too!!!

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

      Dad, I so agree. I was craving a Big Mac the other day and was too lazy to make a clone. I ended up throwing it away after just a couple of bites. I don't know if the quality has lessened or if I've just started to enjoy healthier food more.

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      Dad 10 years ago

      Even as clones, I'll bet these all taste better than Mickey D's fast food fare. So many of their items have gone down hill in recent years. There's not much I eat there anymore