Hey y'all! We're Farrah and Chris, and WE LOVE EATING. Unfortunately, there are some pretty popular places we enjoy that aren't available in all regions of the United States. So we decided to try re-creating these dishes ourselves to see if they taste exactly like the real thing!
For this little experiment, we chose items from In-N-Out, Whataburger, Shake Shack, Culver's, and Texas Roadhouse. While all five are insanely delicious, you sometimes have to travel REALLY, REALLY far to satisfy that craving in person. Here's how re-creating these recipes went!
To make this, we tried out Dinner, then Dessert's Copycat Animal Style recipe, and we were SUPER impressed.
First, we cut the potatoes into french-fry shapes and panfried them in oil.
While the fries were a-fryin', we caramelized the onions using a LOT of butter.
At this point we were pretty impressed, because the texture of the fries looked a lot like In-N-Out's. We then mixed together the ingredients for the Animal Style sauce, covered the fries in American cheese and onions, and then slathered the mix on top.
The final result was very delicious.
Chris's thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by the look and, more importantly, the taste of these fries — they’re super close to the real thing! Also, when I’ve ordered Animal Style fries to go in the past, sometimes they'd get excessively soggy on the drive home, so it was satisfying to have a replica of them in their freshest form!
Farrah's thoughts: I INHALED my plate after we finished making it because, in my opinion, this tasted almost exactly like the real thing. AND we didn't have to wait in a massive line to get it!