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Kentucky Fried Chicken's Special Coating

Kentucky Fried Chicken's Special Coating

No one is entirely sure how KFC makes their special fried chicken coating; they apparently keep the recipe in a vault hidden away. But the Internet has its ways, and people have come very close to figuring out the secret ingredients. The best we can do is to tell you to start with three tablespoons of brown sugar and the same amount of dry minced parsley. Add one envelope of instant tomato soup mix and two tablespoons of salt, powdered chicken bouillon and garlic. Throw in 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, pepper, powdered ginger, and a teaspoon of rosemary, oregano, and pepper. Use one ounce of the mixture with a cup of flour, and coat your chicken. Enjoy!

In-N-Out's Special Sauce

In-N-Out's Special Sauce

One thing that many Californians miss when they move out-of-state is In-N-Out's special sauce. Little do they know how easy this sauce is to make at home. Simply combine a half cup of mayonnaise, two tablespoons ketchup, one tablespoon white vinegar, and two teaspoons of sugar, some sweet pickle relish and some finely minced onion. This is so delicious!

Maid-Rite

Maid-Rite

People flock to Maid-Rite for a great loose meat hamburger, but you might be intimidated by the prospect of constructing one at home. Never fear! Simply finely dice two yellow onions, and combine three pounds 85 percent lean hamburger, three tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, three tablespoons of soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, one cup chicken broth, six ounces Coke, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook the whole mixture all day in the slow cooker, and serve on buns. Yum.

Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits

If you find yourself heading to Red Lobster for some Cheddar Bay Biscuits, stop--you can make them at home! Just combine two cups of Bisquick, 1/2 cup water, and 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Then add four tablespoons melted butter, one teaspoon parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Roll the mixture out until it's 3/4 inches thick, and cut into two-inch circles.

McDonald's Big Mac Sauce

McDonald's Big Mac Sauce

Make McDonald's Big Mac sauce for your next homemade hamburger by combining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, two tablespoons French dressing, four teaspoons sweet pickle relish, one tablespoon minced onion, one teaspoon white vinegar, one teaspoon sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. After combining, refrigerate the mixture for several hours, remembering to stir it occasionally.

Cracker Barrel's Hash Brown Casserole

Cracker Barrel's Hash Brown Casserole

Cracker Barrel's Hash Brown Casserole is very easy to make at home. Just take two pounds of hash browns out of the freezer, allow them to thaw, and then place them in a greased baking pan. Cover them with 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup minced onion, eight ounces of sour cream, 10.75 ounces of cream of chicken soup, and two cups shredded Colby cheese. Bake the casserole for 45 minutes in a 350-degree oven. So delicious!

TGI Friday's Nine Layer Dip

TGI Friday's Nine Layer Dip

TGI Friday's Nine Layer Dip is wonderful - creamy, multi-faceted, and utterly mind-blowing. And thankfully, you don't have to go to TGI Friday's to enjoy it. Dice two strips of bacon and fry them along with a can of refried beans. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning when done cooking and allow it to cool completely. Cover with 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and a layer of guacamole. Add 1/3 cup diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, black olives, and sliced green onions. Enjoy with tortilla chips!

Wendy's Frosty

Wendy's Frosty

Making a Wendy's Frosty at home is so simple that you'll want to do it every day! Simply combine a large can of sweetened condensed milk, an eight-ounce tub of Cool Whip and a half gallon of chocolate milk. Stir it together and serve. If you desire a thicker Frosty, then put it in an ice cream maker for a few minutes. Regardless, this will blow your mind and your taste buds.

Chili's Black Bean Burgers

Chili's Black Bean Burgers

Chili's Black Bean Burgers are a favorite of many vegetarians, and making them at home is easy and economical. Start by dicing a small onion, and then combine the onion with a can of black beans, two teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, and one egg. Shape the mixture into patties and broil in the oven for five to seven minutes.

Texas Roadhouse's Fried Pickles

Texas Roadhouse's Fried Pickles

You can make Texas Roadhouse's Fried Pickles at home. Make the sauce by combining 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce, 3 teaspoons ketchup, and 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Set the sauce aside while you fry the pickles. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 3/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Toss two cups of dill pickles in the mixture, and fry until they brown in the oil.

Little Caesar's Crazy Bread

Little Caesar's Crazy Bread

Little Caesar's Crazy Bread can be made at home with premade dough. Just roll out the dough and cut it into 16 small sticks. Then top with 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt, and 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake according to package directions in a preheated oven.

Bob Evan's Chicken and Noodle Soup

Bob Evan's Chicken and Noodle Soup

Making Bob Evan's Chicken and Noodle Soup at home ensures you can have it every day if you want; it's the best thing in the world when you're sick! Just chop carrots and celery until you have 3/4 cup of each. Then, chop an onion until you have a cup. Place them in the slow cooker, along with a pound of skinless boneless chicken breast, 16 ounces of homestyle noodles, and a half cup of butter. Cook on low for seven hours.

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