We recreate our favourite fast food meals


Fried chicken, apple pie, pretzels and coleslaw. Photo: RAYMOND OOI/The Star

Fried chicken, apple pie, pretzels and coleslaw. Photo: RAYMOND OOI/The Star

The Don’t Call Me Chef columnists make their own versions of food chain items. Four recipes included.

Fast food is called that for a reason – you line up, make and pay for your order, and you’ll have something to eat within minutes.

Recreating your favourite dishes from fast food chains at home is definitely a slower process, but what you will have is food that hasn’t been sitting around all day. Also, you’ll know exactly what went into the stuff that you make yourself.

That’s what we have tried to do here with: 

  • KFC coleslaw;
  • KFC fried chicken;
  • McDonald's apple pie; and 
  • Auntie Anne's pretzels.

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