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    23 Ways To Satisfy Your Late Night Fast Food Cravings At Home

    Don't be the next person to break into a fast food joint at 4 a.m.

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    1. Deep fry everything in your fridge with the Fry Daddy for fast, greasy food at home.

    Promising review: "I've always wanted one of these and it seems to work very well. I used it for the first time yesterday to make French fries. They came out perfectly and better than fast food fries. I like that this takes up a small space in my cabinet. When the oil cooled, I poured it into a large mason jar through a sieve and stored it in my refrigerator for the next time I use it. Handy little thing and I am looking forward to making tempura in it. Just the right size for one or two people." –Blue Dragonfly

    Get it from Amazon for $21.93. Don't forget the oil.

    2. Or use a crisper pan to get that fried taste with less oil.,

    Promising review: "Used it for French fries and they were crispier than cooking on a cookie sheet. Will try homemade sweet potato fries next." –Mia Louise Jenkins

    Get them from Amazon: the crisper pan for $10.85 and oil mister for $9.99

    3. Lighten up your favorite foods with an air frier and recipe book that'll tell you what you can fry with air.

    Promising review: "Last week a friend posted this air fryer on Facebook. I thought 'No way...something that fries food with air? Get real!' But I had nothing to lose, so I did some research. The YouTube video that sold me was a video where the guy made a 1 lbs. salmon in this fryer. I don't even eat fish and this fish looked good enough for me to eat! I immediately bought it. I used it for the first time today. I fried chicken tenders and they turned out AMAZING! Just as good as any restaurant. Perfectly crisp on the outside, and juicy/tender on the inside. This was all great, but now I had to face cleaning it. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised because it's made out of nonstick material and cleaning was a breeze!! To top it off, it barely takes up any space on my counter. The chicken also wasn't greasy or anything. I'm telling you this is great, and I can't wait to fry more food with air!" –Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $75.15+ (available in multiple colors).

    4. If your cravings are rooted in hatred of cooking, read this cookbook. It understands.

    Promising review: "This is a very special cookbook, written by a lady who truly seems to understand those of us who sincerely dread cooking. I'm a hesitant beginner in the kitchen and this book is my new guide. I feel like I have a friend walking me through each recipe. I'm so happy I found this cookbook." –Leslie46

    Get it from Amazon for $2.79+ (available on Kindle, paperback, and hardcover).

    5. Cut French fries with ease with a 5-in-1 mandoline slicer.

    You can also use it to slice, dice, chop, waffle, or julienne ~vegetables~, or whatever you eat when you don't have a fast food craving.

    Promising review: "I have purchased more expensive ones, $80 to $120. This one is my favorite." –AnjiDee

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    6. Got parmesan truffle fries on your mind? Wrap those precious fry babes in wax paper, and then eat them up from a cone basket.

    Get them from Amazon: two-piece fry basket for $16.99 and 250 wax paper sheets for $5.07.

    Get the recipe for these parmesan-truffle fries from Jessica N Wood here.

    7. Double patty hunger got you down? Craft the Big Mac at home.

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    Get a burger turner for those double patties from Amazon for $8.95.

    8. Or if you're a Burger King fan, create the Whopper whenever you want.

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    Get the Whopper copycat recipe from Serious Eats here. Don't forget the pickle chips!

    9. Throw some bacon on those burgers in no time, with the master pan.

    Promising review: "I love to cook but hate the cleanup. This pan saves me time and energy to cook a full meal for myself and my husband." –Andrew Mittiga

    Get it from Amazon for $33.24.

    10. Curb your drunk pizza delivery habit with a supreme pizza pan and cutter.,

    With the right tools, that frozen pizza can taste just as good.

    Promising review: "If you're like me, you have multiple pizza cutters in a drawer. The super basic one with a handle, a double-wheel cutter, one of those blade ones you rock back and forth...they all suck! This is the best pizza cutter I've ever had. It doesn't drag all of the toppings off because you can exert all of the force straight down, and the less I have to go back and forth, the less likely it is I cut five different lines and have wonky-sized pizza slices. And it's really easy to clean. Awesome!" –Ryan M.

    Get them from Amazon: two-piece pizza pan set for $14.99 and pizza cutter wheel for $11.90

    11. Invest in a quality blender and drink the Shamrock Shake all year long.

    Promising review: "There are some products that just change your life. I wanted to get in on the smoothie thing, and there simply is no other way to do it than with a blender, and no better blender to do it with. The blender is mostly plastic, but it doesn't feel cheap. It is very secure. It locks onto the base with a satisfying click. The lid locks down with a similar click. Unless you have heard both clicks, the blender won't start. And good thing. The blades are very sharp. They are angled to create a vortex that instantly turns any fruits and vegetables inside into viscous liquid. I like that the spout has a lid that locks open so you can pour easily. The blades come out so that they can be cleaned easily, along with the inside of the decanter." –The Wheels Go Round

    Get the Ninja Professional Blende rfrom Amazon $82.97.

    Get the Shamrock Shake recipe from Dessert Now Dinner Later here. Don't forget the milkshake straws!

    12. Ever thought "Wow, I need some nuggets right now" at 2 a.m.? Don't fear, a copycat Chick-fil-A nugget recipe is here.

    Get the nugget recipe from Dinner Then Dessert here and a set of two pig tail food flippers to make 'em here.

    13. Truly indulge your love of fast breakfast sandwiches with this two-in-one double breakfast sandwich maker.

    Promising review: "We use this nearly every day since buying it. It is a snap to use, simple to clean, and makes delicious and hot breakfast sandwiches.

    Within just a couple weeks, we had gotten our money's worth out of this thing. We can cook anything from egg McMuffins, to hot croissant sandwiches (we use pre-made croissants), to pizza bagels! All food comes out piping hot and perfectly cooked, and the unit itself takes up little counter space." –Clayton Stratton

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    14. Prepare this easy In-N-Out burger sauce recipe, because sometimes fast food is all about the sauce.

    Get the full recipe from Dinner Then Dessert here. Don't forget the extra condiments!

    15. Turn your kitchen into Taco Bell with this handy quesadilla maker and 10-minute quesadilla recipe.

    Get the quesadilla maker from Amazon for $14.42.

    Get the 10-minute recipe for this chicken pesto quesadilla from Inspired Taste here.

    16. Continue to destroy your Taco Bell craving by pouring Taco Bell sauce all over everything.,

    Get them from Amazon: two-pack Taco Bell sauce for $15.88 and six-pack of seasoning for $8.99

    17. Whip up tacos in a bag in no time using this mini Crock-Pot., Bhofack2 / Getty Images

    Promising review: "I find this item to be just the right size for making single servings of homemade soups and cereals. Just add ingredients, plug it in, and go about your other business. Come back a few hours later to a delicious bowl of homemade goodness. One of the best things about this is it takes no careful cooking techniques and pot watching! There are no extra bowls to clean as I can eat straight from the pot – my food stays hot until the end, and not much clean-up! Wonderful." –Classy Lady

    Get the Crock-Pot from Amazon for $17.99.

    Get the taco in a bag recipe here. Don't forget your favorite chips!

    18. Get ready for McDonald's copycat fried apple pies at home with these baking mats.

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    Promising review: "These mats work great for when I'm baking cookies, and even heating up products from Gardein in my oven. These save me from using oil when I roast veggies as well. Have not had any issues so far and cleaning is simple. I would definitely recommend." –xo_ellenajj

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    Get the apple pie recipe from Instructables here.

    19. Turn your favorite fruit into soft serve with this dessert blender.

    Promising review: "I saw this product being used on Instagram. I immediately had to have it for myself. Not only am I vegetarian turning vegan, I am also diabetic. One of my favorite indulgences is ice cream, which no longer has to be my Achilles' heel." –Brian A. Tomasio

    Get it from Amazon for $48.49.

    20. Demolish your desire for doughnuts with a doughnut pan and mix set, so you don't have to cry the next time Krispy Kreme is closed.

    Get the pan and mix set from Stonewall Kitchen for $34.95 or just the mix from Amazon for $10.95.

    21. Put an end to your cheeseburger needs with this cheeseburger pie recipe and nonstick frying pan.

    Get the 12.6 inch frying pan from Amazon for $49.99.

    Get the recipe from So How's It Taste here.

    22. Utilize a burger press for vegetarian, Shake Shack-inspired stuffed patties.,

    Promising review: "It actually works. This is the first time ever making and eating a stuffed hamburger. It was pretty simple. It works best when the meat is still cold, or even better if some of it is slightly frozen. It still seemed to stick to the plastic a little but I was able to peel it up without messing the patty up. The stuffed patties grilled up nice and stayed together. Will definitely be using this often." –Brandon C

    Get the burger press from Amazon for $7.98.

    Get the copycat Shake Shack stuffed 'shroom burger recipe from Serious Eats here.

    23. And try this step-by-step cookbook so the delicious copycat recipes never end.

    Promising review: "This cookbook was worth every penny. I haven't tried all of the recipes yet, but several of the ones I've attempted have produced fantastic results. Cheesecake Factory smashed potatoes, IHOP buttermilk pancakes, Marie Callendar's cornbread, Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies, Sabra hummus, Tony Roma's ribs, Wendy's chili, and more have become favorites with my family." –T.F.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available on Kindle, paperback, and spiral-bound).


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