A chef and former McDonald’s employee has revealed how you can recreate the fast food outlet’s iconic Quarter Pounder burger at home – and people are so impressed, they said it tastes ‘even better’ than the real deal.
To replicate the Quarter Pounder for yourself at home, you’ll only need seven ingredients.
These include ground beef, sesame seed buns, cheese slices, pickles, onion, tomato ketchup and mustard.
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REAL: A chef and former McDonald’s employee has revealed how you can recreate the fast food outlet’s iconic Quarter Pounder burger at home (pictured: a real Quarter Pounder)
HOMEMADE: Perth-based Rob Nixon said he has perfected the recipe after trial and error, putting it to the test against the real thing in an online video (the homemade version pictured)
The most important thing to do is to meticulously weigh and flatten your ground beef (pictured). Make your burger slightly bigger than your bun for the true McDonald’s effect
After heating a pan to a medium heat, spray with canola oil and cook the patty for two minutes on each side, seasoning with salt and pepper (pictured)
When getting started, the most important thing to do is to meticulously weigh and flatten your ground beef.
‘You want 0.25 of a pound or 113 grams,’ Rob said in his YouTube video.
Once you’ve got the right amount, roll it out, flatten it so that it’s slightly larger than your burger bun and smooth the edges out.
‘Put it into a large pan over a high heat with spray oil,’ Rob said.
Then, simply cook the beef for two minutes on each side.
The correct order for a Quarter Pounder burger heel is the bun, cheese, beef, cheese, pickles and finally onion. Add ketchup and mustard to the crown (both pictured)
In a blind taste test, the judge found that he preferred the homemade version (right) to the real McDonald’s burger (left)
While this is happening, you can toast your sesame seed bun and begin the assembling.
The correct order for a Quarter Pounder burger heel is the bun, cheese, beef, cheese, pickles and finally onion.
‘Then, on the crown, add tomato ketchup and mustard,’ Rob said.
‘Press down slightly and you’re good to get stuck into that bad boy!’
The devil is in the detail with the Quarter Pounder, so Rob said you’ll want to dig out American cheese slices and make sure your burger is very flat.
The chef’s video has now been viewed more than 44,000 times.
How to make a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder at home
Rob shared the recipe for his Quarter Pounder (pictured)
Sesame seed bun, sliced and toasted
Canola oil, for cooking
0.25g or 113 grams beef mince
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
2 x American cheese slices
2 x pickle slices
White onion, chopped
Tomato sauce, to serve
American mustard, to serve
1. Measure out 0.25g or 113 grams of beef mince and roll into a ball. Cut out a square of baking paper slightly larger than your bread bun, and use it as a guide when flattening your meat to form a patty. Make your burger slightly bigger than your bun for the true McDonald’s effect.
2. After heating a pan to a medium heat, spray with canola oil and cook the patty for two minutes on each side, seasoning with salt and pepper.
3. Toast the sesame bun cut-side down.
4. Layer the heel of the bun with a slice of cheese, meat patty, cheese, pickles and a sprinkling of chopper onion.
5. On the crown of the bun, add dollops of tomato sauce and American mustard to the centre.
6. Press the buns together as a final step to distribute the sauce.
Source: Rob Nixon
To test how good the homemade Quarter Pounder really was, Rob said he took it along with a real McDonald’s burger to a friend, who blindly tested both burgers.
In comparison to the homemade McDonald’s, judge Brendan said the real deal burger meat tasted slightly like ‘cardboard’.
‘I’d have to say the winner of the Quarter Pounder is this one here on the right,’ Brendan said – gesturing blindly towards the homemade version.
Others online were similarly full of praise for Rob’s creation, writing ‘you should open your own restaurant chain’ and ‘very impressed’ (both Quarter Pounders pictured)
Others online were similarly full of praise for Rob’s creation, writing ‘you should open your own restaurant chain’ and ‘very impressed’.
‘Your version looks much better than Maccas!’ one commenter wrote.
Others asked where you can get American sliced cheese in Australia, with Rob responding that stores like Costco sell it.
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