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How to make your own brand-name fast food at home
It’s worth it.

SOMETIMES, YOU WANT a home-cooked meal but also some fast food.

Why not have the best of both worlds?

1. Nando’s chicken

So you love Peri Peri chicken but you’re not a member of N-Dubz, so you haven’t got your Nando’s black card yet. Well, you can always just make it yourself.

(On a chickeny-good related note, if you’re looking to make your own amazing spicy chicken wings we URGE you to try Frank’s Hot Sauce and lots of butter. Sure, you’ll feel your arteries hardening with every bite, but they are truly worth it.)

2. Irish “burger sauce”

There are many arguments out there about what constitutes real, genuine, chipper-standard “burger sauce”. Feel free to duke it out in the comments, but we respectfully suggest that it’s basically just Marie Rose sauce. That can mean a blend of ketchup and mayo, with the gourmet option of some Worchestershire sauce, lemon juice and pepper.

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3. Big Mac sauce

For when you’re making your own Micky D chips and burgers, of course. Classic mustard, garlic and onion powder, sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar – mix it all together and what do you get? Special sauce, that’s what.

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4. Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream

All  the ice cream, none (okay, less) of the guilt. Here’s the recipe.

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5. KFC chicken

Popcorn chicken, you say? At home, you say? Don’t mind if I DO.

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6. A burrito

Do you often bemoan the fact that burrito eateries (burreateries, if you will) don’t deliver? Why not just make it yourself, you filthy animal?

This is the easiest homemade fast food of the lot. Refried beans are available canned in most supermarkets, and then all you need is the right spices to marinate your chosen meat, some rice, vegetables, cheese and guac. Roll it all up and what do you get? Fat, probably.

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7. Snickers

Can’t even bring yourself to get a bar of chocolate from the local shop? Well, get the ingredients in the night before, and you can just MAKE YOUR OWN SNICKERS! NO BIG DEAL. Peanut butter, chocolate, caramel, delicious.

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8. Snapple

You can’t really make your own Coke or Club Orange at home, unfortunately. That’s one thing you’ll have to peel yourself out of bed to get, we’re afraid. However, if you’re into delicious, fruity Snapple, then this recipe can help.

Do you ever make your own fast food at home? Share your knowledge in the comments.

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