Favorite fast food hacks

Favorite fast food hacks

We all love our Fast Food. It’s easy, cheap and it’ll feed the kids when we’re in a bind.  Though it gets a bad rap for being unhealthy, it is hard to get it out of our daily or weekly habits. One way to help make it a little healthier is possibly just doing it yourself at home! Here are some of the favorite fast food hacks.

Healthier at home?

Why would it be healthier at home? This is because you now can control the portions and ingredients that you use! Maybe use less oil, and more variety of veggies instead of just potatoes. There are always ways to make them just that little bit less unhealthy.

Without further ado, here are our top 3 favorites:

KFC Gravy

Let’s all admit it: there has been one time or another that we made this into soup.

 

Favorite Fast Food Hacks

Everyone loves this classic gravy

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 5 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 1 or 2 tsps chicken powder
  • 1 beef cube
  • 2 1/4 cups mineral water

Steps

  1. Dilute the beef and chicken cubes in water.
  2. Heat a saucepan and put-in the butter. Let the butter melt under low heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and cook in low heat while continuously stirring for 7 to 8 minutes or until the color turns medium brown. There is a tendency that the flour might burn when overcooked or if high heat is applied. Be extra cautious.
  4. Add the remaining flour and continue stirring. Gradually add the chicken and beef broth (the result of procedure 1) while stirring. Continuous stirring is needed to prevent lumps from forming.
  5. Put the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes more while stirring once in a while until the texture thickens.
  6. Serve hot with fried chicken or mashed potato. Share and enjoy!

McDonald’s Hash browns

One of the perks when you’re not sleeping from breastfeeding all night is that you can call in an early order of the breakfast menu and with it the hash browns!

Favorite Fast Food Hacks

Do you pair this with anything, like ketchup, or just eat it plain?

 

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes, peeled, parboiled, and grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • 2 tbsps softened butter

Steps

  1. Take your grated potatoes and incorporate with the egg, flour, salt, pepper, and butter. Once all of the ingredients are mixed well, make six equal-sized patties.
  2. Place about 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry patties for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Enjoy!

 

Home made Fish Balls

An oldie but goodie!

 

Favorite Fast Food Hacks

Nothing beats a classic!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fish flesh
  • 2 tbsps Cornstarch
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp plain sugar
  • 1/4 cup ice-cold water
  • Canola oil
  1. In a food processor, grind the flesh into a thick paste. Alternatively, pound the fish flesh with the back of a knife until it turns to a thick paste.
  2. In a bowl, combine the fish paste, salt, sugar, cornstarch, and water.
  3. Using hands, stir the mixture until well combined and then shape into a big ball. Lift from the bowl and then slap back into the bowl. Repeat for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the fish paste is smooth and shiny and begins to pull away from the side of the bowl.
  4. Alternatively, transfer the fish paste into the bowl of a stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, beat for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it begins to pull away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Using a tablespoon, portion the fish paste and shape into balls by rolling between the palm of hands. Using a tablespoon, portion the fish paste and shape into balls by rolling between the palm of hands.
  6. In a pot over medium heat, bring about 4 quarts of water to a boil. Gently drop fish balls into boiling water and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until they begin to float on top. In a pot over medium heat, bring about 4 quarts of water to a boil. Gently drop fish balls into boiling water and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until they begin to float on top.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove from the fish balls from water and allow to cool.
  8. In a wide pan, heat about 2 inches of oil. Add fish balls and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and puffed. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.
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