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What's your favorite copycat recipe?

Posted by on May. 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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Post a restaurant/fast food copycat recipe that you like.

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dandylynes
by Sonnie on May. 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

My favorite is the P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef copycat recipe:

http://www.food.com/recipe/p-f-changs-mongolian-beef-66121

P. F. Chang's Mongolian Beef

By Tish on July 04, 2003

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • vegetable oil, for frying ( about 1 cup)
    • 1 lb flank steak
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 2 large green onions, sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths

Directions

  1. Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat.
  2. Don't get the oil too hot.
  3. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
  4. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Remove it from the heat.
  6. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4" thick bite-size slices (Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts).
  7. Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
  8. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
  9. As the beef sits, heat up one cup of oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step as long as the beef will be mostly covered with oil).
  10. Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
  11. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for just two minutes, or until the beef just begins to darken on the edges.
kaybear123
by Kayla on May. 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM

That sounds good! 

Quoting dandylynes:

My favorite is the P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef copycat recipe:

http://www.food.com/recipe/p-f-changs-mongolian-beef-66121

P. F. Chang's Mongolian Beef

By Tish on July 04, 2003

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • vegetable oil, for frying ( about 1 cup)
    • 1 lb flank steak
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 2 large green onions, sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths

Directions

  1. Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat.
  2. Don't get the oil too hot.
  3. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
  4. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Remove it from the heat.
  6. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4" thick bite-size slices (Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts).
  7. Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
  8. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
  9. As the beef sits, heat up one cup of oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step as long as the beef will be mostly covered with oil).
  10. Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
  11. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for just two minutes, or until the beef just begins to darken on the edges.


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kaybear123
by Kayla on May. 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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I don't really have any lol

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dandylynes
by Sonnie on May. 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Awww, ok.  Try the one I posted and it can be your favorite too, lol.

Quoting kaybear123:

I don't really have any lol


Peachy34500
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM
1 mom liked this
Red lobster cheesy chedder biscuits
2C biscquick
1/2 tap garlic powder
1.5C shredded Cheddar cheese
mix in 2/3 C milk
Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheet

In side dish
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 tap oregano
1 tap garlic powder
brush onto biscuits when they come out of oven

Cook 400 degrees for 8-10 min
so yummy!!!
dandylynes
by Sonnie on May. 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I hear nothing but good reviews on these.

Quoting Peachy34500:

Red lobster cheesy chedder biscuits
2C biscquick
1/2 tap garlic powder
1.5C shredded Cheddar cheese
mix in 2/3 C milk
Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheet

In side dish
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 tap oregano
1 tap garlic powder
brush onto biscuits when they come out of oven

Cook 400 degrees for 8-10 min
so yummy!!!


Lauren486
by Lauren on May. 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM
1 mom liked this

2 of my favorite recipes could be considered copycat, I suppose. 

1 is an orange chicken recipe. it is yummy and rids me of the craving for a Chinese takeaway. Found here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/asian-orange-chicken/detail.aspx

The 2nd is baked lemon basil pasta with lots of spinach. 


Lauren486
by Lauren on May. 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

ooohhh... I need to do this!  Why haven't I thought of this before??!!

Quoting dandylynes:

I hear nothing but good reviews on these.

Quoting Peachy34500:

Red lobster cheesy chedder biscuits
2C biscquick
1/2 tap garlic powder
1.5C shredded Cheddar cheese
mix in 2/3 C milk
Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheet

In side dish
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 tap oregano
1 tap garlic powder
brush onto biscuits when they come out of oven

Cook 400 degrees for 8-10 min
so yummy!!!



Peachy34500
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM
They are awesome! So easy to make and whenever we have people over I make them and they literally fight for the last one, lol


Quoting dandylynes:

I hear nothing but good reviews on these.

Quoting Peachy34500:

Red lobster cheesy chedder biscuits

2C biscquick

1/2 tap garlic powder

1.5C shredded Cheddar cheese

mix in 2/3 C milk

Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheet



In side dish

2 Tbsp melted butter

2 tap oregano

1 tap garlic powder

brush onto biscuits when they come out of oven



Cook 400 degrees for 8-10 min

so yummy!!!



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM


Copycat KFC Macaroni Salad (from www.recipezaar.com)

  • 16 oz. dry elbow macaroni, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. instant minced dry onion
  • 2/3 c. chopped celery
  • 2/3 c. chopped sweet pickles (I use drained sweet pickle relish)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pimento (optional)
  • 1/2 tomato, seeded and chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/2 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c. Miracle Whip
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar (I cut this down to 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

Combine dressing ingredients and set aside. Combine rest of ingredients in large bowl and stir in dressing until well mixed. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator.

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