Arch Deluxe™

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                                                       THE SECRET SAUCE:

                                                     1 tablespoon mayonnaise
                                           1/2 teaspoon Grey Poupon Specialty peppercorn mustard


                                         1 sesame seed hamburger bun (potato roll style with split crown)
                                                     1/4 pound Topps beef patty
                                                      1 slice American cheese
                                                        1-2 tomato slices
                                                     1-2 lettuce leaves, chopped
                                                       1 Tablespoon ketchup
                                                  1 Tablespoon chopped white onion
                                                   McDonald's hamburger seasoning

COOKING: 1. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and the Dijon mustard. Set aside. This is the secret sauce. 2. Toast the face of each of the buns on a griddle as described in all
                                                         other recipes.

                                        3. Follow Quarter-Pounder cooking instuctions for the beef patty.

                                        4. Dress your BUN in the following order: On the crown (top bun)

                                                          special sauce

                                             5. Add the cooked beef patty then the toasted heel.

                                                      Makes 1 Arch Deluxe®

If you want an Arch Deluxe with bacon, pre-cook some thick sliced Hormel® pepper bacon, breaking one slice per burger in half. Lay the halves side by side on top of the cheese before
                                adding the meat. (Or just use thick sliced bacon, adding a dash of pepper when cooking.)

BIG MAC™ Special Sauce

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                                                    1/4 cup KRAFT Miracle Whip
                                                       1/4 cup mayonnaise
                                  2 Tablespoons,heaping, WISHBONE deluxe french salad dressing (the orange stuff)
                                                  1/2 Tablespoon HEINZ sweet relish
                                    2 teaspooons, heaping, VLASIC dill pickle relish (Heinz dill relish also works)
                                                        1 teaspoon sugar
                                                    1 teaspoon dried, minced onion
                                                      1 teaspoon white vinegar
                                                       1 teaspoon ketchup
                                                        1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix everything very well in a small container. There better be no streaks! Microwave 25 seconds, and stir well again. Cover, and refrigerate at LEAST 1 hour before using.( to allow all of
                                    the flavors to "meld". ) Makes nearly 1 cup...enough for about 8 Big Macs™.

                                                   Cooking your BIG MAC™


                                                    (this is a per sandwich recipe)

                                                   1 -regular sized sesame seed bun
                                                      1 -regular sized plain bun
                                                 2 -previously frozen regular beef patties
                                                    2 -tablespoons Big Mac sauce
                                                   2 -teaspoons reconstituted onions
                                                    1 -slice real American cheese
                                                     2 -hamburger pickle slices
                                                   1/4 Cup -shredded iceberg lettuce


Discard the crown half of the regular bun, retaining the heel. The cooking method for the Big Mac™ is basically the same as the regular burgers, only the bun toasting method is slightly
                    different. In the Big Mac's case you toast the bottom (heel) first. Do this along with the extra heel. (this will be your middle bun.)

   Cook the two-all-beef-patties just like the regular burgers. After the bun parts are toasted, put 1 tablespoon of "Mac sauce" on each of the heels.(toasted side.) Then add 1/8 cup

shredded lettuce to each.On the true bottom bun, place one thin slice of American cheese on top of the lettuce. On the extra "heel", the middle bun, place two pickle slices on top of the
lettuce. Toast the "crown" (top) of the bun also. When the meat patties are done, place them one at a time on both prepared buns. Stack the middle bun on top of the bottom bun, and put
                                                        the crown on top.

                          For proper "aging", or "Q-ing", ...wrap the finished Big Mac® in a 12"x18" sheet of waxed paper as follows:

         1...Center the burger, right side up, on the waxed paper. Fold the "long" ends of the paper up over the top. (It will resemble a tube with the burger in the center.)

                             2...Fold the two remaining ends underneath. Wrap snug, but don't squish it like the regular burgers.

                                            3...Let sit 5-8 minutes, allowing the flavors to "meld".

                                              4...Microwave, still wrapped, 15 seconds on high.

                                               ....Enjoy an AWESOME Big Mac® Sandwich!

Big X-Tra®

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                                               1 large sesame seed bun (4 3/4-inch diameter)
                                                      1/3 pound ground chuck
                                                      Lawry's® seasoned salt
                                                   McDonald's hamburger seasoning
                                                       1 Tablespoon ketchup
                                                     1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
                                                  1 Tablespoon chopped white onion
                                                    3 HEINZ™ Genuine dill slices
                                                   1/2 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
                                                 1 large tomato slice, or two small ones

                                                    COOKING your BIG X-TRA™:

1. Form the ground chuck into a large, thin patty on wax paper. Make it approximately 5 1/2 to 6 inches in diameter. Freeze this patty for a couple hours before cooking. (You may consider
                                              making some in advance, freezing for future use.)

                                   2. Toast the faces of the hamburger bun as directed in the Quarter Pounder recipe.

3. Grill the frozen patty on a 400 degree griddle for 2-3 minutes per side. Sprinkle one side with seasoned salt and the other side with McDonald's hamburger seasoning. (recipe is located
                                            under Regular Hamburgers plus special instructions.)

                                             4. Dress the crown (top bun) in the following order:

                                                        *cheese (optional)

                                          5. Add the cooked patty then the toasted heel (bottom bun)

                     6. Wrap the Big X-TRA™ in a 12"x16" sheet of wax paper, let sit 3 minutes, then microwave on high for 10 seconds. Serve.

                                                       Makes 1 Big X-tra®.

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Breakfast Burritos

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   4 ounces Jimmy Dean™ breakfast sausage
                                 1 Tablespoon re-hydrated dried chopped onion ( see regular hamburger recipe for these)
                                              1 Tablespoon minced mild green chilies (canned)
                                             1 Tablespoon diced tomatoes (canned, drain liquid)
                                                     4 eggs, beaten to oblivion
                                                          salt, pepper
                                                       4 8-inch flour tortillas
                                                   4 slices REAL American cheese

                                                   On the side: Pace® Picante Sauce

                                                   COOKING your Breakfast Burrito:

     1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Crumble the sausage into the pan, then add the onion. Sauté the sausage and onion for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sausage is browned.

                                     2. Add the mild green chilies and tomatoes. Continue to sauté for 1 minute.

                     3. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and scramble the eggs with the sausage and vegetables. Add a dash of salt and pepper.

                      4. Heat up the tortillas by steaming them in the microwave in moist paper towels or a tortilla steamer for 20 to 30 seconds.

                             5. Break each slice of cheese in half and position two halves end-to-end in the middle of each tortilla.

6. To make the burrito, spoon 1/4 of the egg filling onto the cheese in a tortilla. Fold one side of the tortilla over the filling, then fold up about two inches of one end. Fold over the other
                  side of the tortilla to complete the burrito (one end should remain open). Serve hot with salsa on the side, if desired.
Makes 4 burritos.

                                            7. Drop on the floor, and serve. (more authentic flavor)

Egg McMuffin®

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This is a PER sandwich recipe:


1 large grade A egg
1 english muffin
butter, REAL butter
1 slice American cheese (real...not processed cheese food)
1 slice Canadian bacon
1 "12x12" sheet of wax paper
Non Stick Cooking Spray


You need an egg ring. Find one at you're favorite cooking specialty store.

COOKING your Egg McMuffin:

1- Pre-heat an electric griddle to 275 degrees. Toast your english muffin by laying both sides face down on the griddle and applying pressure. This takes about 1 to 1.5 minutes. (they
should be medium brown) Set aside.

2- Lay your egg ring on the pre-heated grill. Spray with Pam to prevent sticking. Crack the egg and pour into egg ring on the grill. Poke the yolk with a sharp instrument so it flows.

3- Butter both toasted halves of the english muffin liberally with melted butter. Put a slice of American cheese on the bottom half.

4- About 2 1/2 minutes after you started cooking the egg, the whites should firm up, and the yolk should still be a bit "liquidy". Carefully remove the ring, leaving the egg on the griddle.
(you may have to "slice" around the edges if it sticks)

5- Very carefully turn the egg over, and lay one slice of Canadian bacon on the griddle.

6- After about 30-45 seconds, "flip" the Canadian bacon, and remove the egg, placing it on the bottom half (cheesed half) of the english muffin.

7- Put the Canadian bacon on top, and cover with the top of the english muffin.

8- Wrap in pre-cut wax paper just like the hambugrer recipes. Let stand 5 minutes, then microwave 12 second on high, and eat.


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You'll need a DEEP-FRYER for this one. (this is a per-serving recipe. Multiply everything by each serving needed.) Fish patty can also be baked per package directions.

1 Van de Camps frozen breaded whitefish patty*
1 small, regular hamburger bun
1 Tablespoon prepared tartar sauce
1/2 slice real American cheese
dash salt
1 12"x12" sheet of waxed paper (to wrap)

**use any square whitefish patty not extra crisp, like Mrs. Pauls, or even the store brand.

(as with the burgers, pre-heat your oven to warm. This is your warming "bin".)

Pre-heat you fryer to 375-400 degrees. After its ready, cook fish 3-5 minutes until done.(do NOT thaw first.) Remove and add a dash of salt.

In the old days, the bun was quick warmed using a steamer. We'll use the microwave. Microwave the bun about 10 seconds, until hot and steamy. (Do NOT toast the bun) Add about 1
Tablespoon of prepared tartar sauce to crown side of the bun. Place the cooked fish filet on top, add 1/2 slice american cheese centered on the fish, and add heel of the bun. Wrap in a
12"x12" sheet of waxed paper and warm in oven's lowest setting for 8-10 minutes. Dig into a fabulous Filet~0-Fish!

****************ONCE AGAIN**************** An alternate "Q-ing" method would be to wrap the sandwich tightly in wax paper, let sit for 5 minutes, and microwave on high
for 15 seconds (while still wrapped.) In fact, you can use this method on ALL of the burger recipes on this site, with the exception of the McD.L.T. ("Q-ing" was a McDonald's term for
helping the flavors to meld via mechanical means; ie heatlamp or microwave.)

McDonald's® Famous French Fries

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                                                        Special Tools

                                                          Deep fryer
                                                       French Fry Cutter
                                                  (or patience for cutting potatoes)


                                                   2 large Idaho russett potatoes
                                                         1/4 cup sugar
                                                    2 Tablespoons corn syrup
                                                      1½-2 cups hot water
                                                    6 cups Crisco® shortening
                                     1/4 cup beef lard (or save the fat from previously cooked burgers)

                                                    Preparing your french fries

Peel the potatoes. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup, and hot water. Make sure the sugar is dissolved. Using a french fry slicer, cut the peeled
potatoes into shoestrings. The potatoes should be 1/4" x 1/4" in thickness, and about 4" to 6" long. (You can do this with a knife, but it is alot of work)

Place the shoestringed potatoes into the bowl of sugar-water, and refrigerate. Let them soak about 30 minutes.

While they're soaking, pack the shortening into the deep fryer. Crank up the temperature to "full". The shortening has to pre-heat for a very long time. It will
eventually liquify. After it has liquified and is at least 375°, drain the potatoes and dump them into the fryer. (be careful, it will be ferocious)

After 1 to 1½ minutes, remove the potatoes and place them on a paper towel lined plate. Let them cool 8 to 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

While they're cooling, add the lard or beef drippings to the hot Crisco®. Again, crank the temperature to full. Stir in the lard as it melts into the oil. It will blend in.

After the deep fryer is reheated to 375°-400°, add the potatoes and deep fry again. This time for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove and place in a large bowl.

Sprinkle generously with salt, then "toss" the fries to mix the salt evenly. ( I suggest about 1 teaspoon of salt, maybe slightly more)

Serve hot, serve immediately, and enjoy! Depending upon the size of the potatoes, this recipe make about 2 medium sized fries.

                                                         Special Notes

Note¹***** If you want more fries, double the recipe---but DON'T double the cooking oil. Just cook them in shifts, adding about 1/4 cup more Crisco® and 1
tablespoon lard for the second batch.

Note²***** If cooking for a minute or so, removing, and returning the fries to the oil seems like a pain in the ass, that's because it is. But it is an important
"blanching" step required for that great taste.

Note³***** For an easier clone of McDonald's french fries, you can use the frozen, pre-cut Ore-Ida® shoestring potatoes. Just cook them in the same combo of
Crisco® and lard, skipping the "blanching" process. Cook them while still frozen for 6-10 minutes (depending upon the amount) until golden brown. They're good,
but not nearly as accurate in taste and texture as the fresh recipe.

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The McDonald's® regular hamburger is the one that got it all started in 1948. It's as basic as can be...yet the ones they serve today don't even taste CLOSE! Make em exactly as I

instruct, and you can enjoy that long-lost flavor once again.

(In the mid 80's, McDonald's® began cooking both sides of the meat at the same time, This was to cut cooking time in half. But it also forever changed the flavor of the orginal

hamburgers---ALL of them!)

Ray Kroc discovered the McDonald brother's San Bernardino, Cal. restaurant in 1954 while selling mutli-mixers. (shake machines) He was so
impressed with their methods, he struck up a franchise deal, and in 1955 opened his first store in De Plaines Illinois. Oh, and he went on to earn
(FYI.... In 1952, two years BEFORE Ray Kroc stumbled upon McDonald's, Burger King's founder Keith Cramer got his idea for a burger "joint"
after visiting with the legendary McDonald bros.) For a more detailed history, visit the McDonald's® Story page.

"Ten Regs please"..."Ten Regs, thankyou"
                                                   (An old production call for ten burgers)

McDonalds® regular Hamburger ingedients:

1 -Pound ground chuck (80% lean)

10 -Small hamburger buns

10 -Hamburger dill slices

10 -teaspoons dried, chopped onion

McDonald's® Hamburger Seasoning

Mustard, Ketchup ....and ..... waxed paper


The Hamburger Seasoning:

4 Tablespoons salt

2 Tablespoons Accent (msg)

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Mix all ingredients well in a spice shaker with big

enough holes to allow pepper to flow. Makes about 3 ounces. Use on ALL McDonald's hamburgers. (unless you're allergic to msg, then just use

salt and pepper.)


The Beef Patties:

Divide 1 lb of beef into 10 equal sized balls. Form a patty out of each ball about 4 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Do this on waxed paper.

Now freeze the patties for at least an hour. (this keeps them from falling apart when you grill 'em)

Obviously you'll do this in advance of "burger time". It is pretty tough to make patties this small, so if you come up with 9 patties, I'll forgive you.

For PERFECT McDonald's® Hamburger Patties click [ HERE! ]

The Onions:

Put the dried onions in a container, Tupperware...and add water. Water should be a few inches over the top of the onions. (better to have too

much water than not enough) Cover, and refrigerate about 1/2 hour. Drain the liquid, and have McDonald's little baby onions.

Cover again and refrigerate until 'burger time".

The Pickles:

McDonald's® pickle slices are unique in flavor, very sour dills. The only product I know of that comes close to the distinctive flavor is HEINZ

Genuine Dills. (original sour dill.) But they don't come in slices, so slice your own VERY thin. I can't do it very well with a knife, so I use a K-tel

"dial-a-slice" home vegetable slicer. ALSO....Vlasic "original" dills have that tart flavor. Make sure they're not "kosher" dills. Wal-Mart®

carries Vlasic ORIGINAL dills, and you have to slice those too. (****note, these pickles are pretty small, so slice at an'll get bigger dill


The Buns:

Use the small, plain cheapo store brand hamburger buns. You know, they come 8 or 12 in a pack. Usually about 59 to 69 cents for a pack of 8.

(You'll want to separate the tops, or "crowns" from the bottoms, or "heels" most likely they'll be connected slightly on one edge.) When it's

"burger time", you'll be toasting the buns. Those instructions are coming up.

WalMart® sells a great product for regular buns---Great Value™ brand "jumbo" hamburger buns. They're almost exactly like McDonald's® buns

and a little bigger than the other hamburger buns available at your supermarket.

ONE MORE THING: Before you cook these marvelous hamburgers, pre-cut 10 12"x12" sheets of waxed paper. You'll need them to wrap the



Pre-heat your oven to warm..its lowest level, this is for later.You're going to need two electric griddles . One to grill the meat, the other to toast the

buns. Pre-heat the meat griddle to 375-400°, and the bun griddle to about 350°.

(this recipe has you cooking four at a time)

***note***before starting, make sure to have all of your condiments READY! (because this all happens very fast)

#1 -Toast the crowns of 4 buns (tops) Do this by laying them face down on the griddle closely together. Put a dutch oven (pot) bottom side down directly

on top of the buns.(open side facing up) This is only to apply hands-free pressure to the buns so they will toast evenly. (Don't use anything TOO heavy

like cast iron. You'll smash the buns.)

#2 -Lay the frozen patties on the other grill. After about 20 seconds, "sear" them by applying even pressure with the back of a metal spatula, and

pushing down on the front with your free hand. (careful not to burn your fingers.) Do this only for about 2 should hear them sizzle louder

while you "sear" them. After searing them, sprinkle generously with McDonald's burger seasoning.

#3 -At this point, your buns are nearly done. They will have an even tan color when finished. Remove them, and repeat the the "bun toasting" process

with the heels. (bottoms)

#4 -After about one minute since searing the patties, turn them over. Careful, don't tear the side you seared. Add another dash of Seasoning and about a

teaspoon of your prepared onions. (Don't be anal and use a measuring time...just two fingers and a thumb full.)

#5 -Now quickly dress your buns. (crown, or top side) Mustard first....five "kisses" the diameter of a pencil evenly spaced in a circle about a half inch

from the edge.

Then the Ketchup, (use Hunt's if you can) five squirts the size of a the pattern found on dice. Place the pickle in the middle.

#6 -By the time you finish that, the meat will be done. (about 1 minute or 1:10 after turning) Remove the meat and tilt to the side to allow excess fat to

drain off. Use your free hand to hold down the onions. Place patties onion side up on the dressed crown, top with toasted heels. (the burger will be


#7 -Lay one finished hamburger, still upside-down, in the center of your pre-cut waxed paper. Wrap the paper around the burger tightly. It should

resemble a very oblong tube with two open ends, and the burger in the middle. Then wrap the open ends underneath the bottom of the burger so it is

enclosed tightly.

#8 -Place wrapped hamburger in your pre-heated oven. (remember...oven is just barely on warm) Keep 'em in there about 8-10 minutes.**** Hey!

That's enough time to cook another batch. (if you do cook another batch while these are "aging properly", scrape the black stuff and burnt onions to

the side before beginning.)

****PLEASE NOTE! Some ovens get too hot even on low, and this may dry out your burger. If they seem dry, next time wrap them tightly and let them

sit about 5 minutes. Then ZAP 'em for 15 seconds (one at a time) in the microwave. This will complete the "Q-ing" process without over microwaving

them like they do now. In fact, they almost taste better this way.

#9 -ENJOY!! This is how they used to be. This is how they were MEANT to be.

(You might consider toasting your buns first, at least the crowns, to give you extra time to dress them.)



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Cook the burgers using the regular hamburger recipe and place one THIN slice of american cheese on the crown side before adding meat patty. Don't use Kraft

singles or Velveeta. (or anything termed as "American processed cheese FOOD) Use only real American cheese. That is KEY! Please Note****Most slices of

American cheese are too big for McDonald's® cheeseburgers. So take about 1/4" off two edges to make a smaller square.

McDonald's® Bacon Double-Cheeseburger


2 prepared beef patties

1 prepared bun

2 American cheese slices

1 slice Oscar Mayer® Ready~Made™ bacon

Prepare the beef patties and buns as directed in the regular hamburger recipe. Dress the bun the same way.

Microwave the pre-cooked bacon for about 15-20 seconds, tear it in half, and lay the pieces side by side on the dressed crown. Follow that with one slice of

cheese. Put cooked beef patty #1 on top of the cheese, add another slice of cheese and then beef patty #2. Add the toasted heel and wrap in a 12"x16" sheet of

waxed paper. (see cooking regular hamburgers for wrapping directions)

Let sit for 5-7 minutes, then microwave (still wrapped) for 15 seconds until hot.

Enjoy a classic bacon double cheeseburger!

McDonald's® Chicken Fajitas

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                                                     Special Fajita seasoning:

                                                     1 tablespoon corn starch
                                                    2 teaspoons chili powder
                                                        1 teaspoon salt
                                                       1 teaspoon paprika
                                                       1 teaspoon sugar
                                              3/4 teaspoon crushed chicken bullion cube
                                                   1/2 teaspoon onion powder
                                                    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
                                                   1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
                                                       1/4 teaspoon cumin

                       (or if you're LAZY like me, try using McCormick® fajita seasoning----tastes great and is close enough)


                                                  2 large skinless chicken breasts
                                                 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
                                                    1/2 cup diced white onion
                                         2 Tablespoons McDonald's fajita seasoning (see above)
                                                      2 Tablespoons water
                                                    1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
                                               1/4 teaspoon lime juice, from concentate
                                                   2 slices real American cheese
                                                       4 8" flour tortillas
                                                          cooking oil

                                                   COOKING your FAJITAS:

                              1.Cut the chicken into small strips, none longer than two inches, about 1/4 inch thick.

                                2. Combine fajita seasoning with water, vinegar, and lime juice in a small bowl.

                              3. Marinate chicken in above mixture, covered and refrigerated, for a couple of hours.

            4. Cook marinated chicken strips in a wok over meduim-hight heat until brown. (retain marinade) Use cooking oil to prevent sticking.

                                      5. Add green pepper and onion, and stir-fry for about 1 minute.

                                         6. Add remaining marinade, stir-fry until liquid "escapes".

    7. Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into the center of one flour tortilla and add 1/2 slice American cheese. Sprinkle with a dash of your pre-mixed McDonald's fajita
                                                seasoning. (do this for all four of 'em)

                        8. Fold like a burrito with one end open and wrap in a 12x12 sheet of wax paper. Let sit 5-7 minutes.

                                        9. Microwave, still wrapped, 15 seconds each. (separately)

                                            10. Drop on the floor for a more authentic taste.

                                            11. Enjoy with Pace® picante sauce on the side.

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