Bored with quarantine cooking? Craving a fast-food fix? Well fear not dear friends! We’ve got you covered with some famous recipes, just released by some of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands.

Ikea

The Swedish furniture maker has decided to give the world just what it needs – their famous Swedish meatball recipe for you to make at home!

“We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we’ve released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen,” an Ikea press release says.

“Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone’s lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable.

“Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as we say in Sweden!”

Meatballs anyone? You can now cook these Ikea rippers at home!

IKEA’S SWEDISH MEATBALLS WITH CREAM SAUCE:

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 500 grams beef mince.
  • 250 grams pork mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced)
  • 100 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons of full cream milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

IKEA’S SWEDISH MEATBALLS WITH CREAM SAUCE:

Cream Sauce Ingredients:

  • Dash of oil
  • 40 grams butter + 40 grams plain flour
  • 150 ml vegetable stock + 150 ml beef stock
  • 150 ml thick double cream
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Method:

  1. Combine beef and pork mince and mix thoroughly to break up any lumps. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg and mix. Add milk and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Shape mixture into small, round balls. Place on a clean plate, cover and store in the fridge for 2 hours (to help them hold their shape while cooking).
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. When hot, gently add your meatballs and brown on all sides.
  4. When browned, add to an ovenproof dish and cover. Place in a 180 degree oven and cook for a further 30 minutes.

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And for the Cream Sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Whisk in the plain flour and continue cooking, stirring continuously for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable stock and beef stock and continue to stir. Add the cream, soy sauce and Dijon mustard.
  3. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken. Continue to stir.
  4. When ready to eat, serve with your favourite potatoes – either creamy mash or mini new boiled potatoes.

Macca’s

Micky-D’s has revealed the recipe for its famous Sausage and Egg McMuffin.

McDonalds in the UK have released a special recipe card with instructions on how to make your own Sausage and Egg McMuffin (plus a Hash Brown!) at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here’s what you need:

75g sausage meat: Season with a pinch of salt and pepper then shape into balls. Flatten into patty shapes and cook under a pre-heated grill for six to seven minutes on each side (or as per instructions on packaging). Or, just cook bacon in a pan if you prefer that to sausage.

Eggs: Brush the inside of a metal ring with a little oil and place in a small frying pan. Pour in just enough water to cover the base then bring to the boil. Crack the eggs into the rings, cover the pan and cook for two to three minutes.

Cheese Slice: Assemble your McMuffin by layering the patty and egg on top of a slice of cheese.

Potato:  To make a hash brown, grate the potato into a bowl. Mix in an egg then season with salt and pepper. Heat a glug of oil in a pan then add a spoonful of the mix. Flatten and cook until golden brown on both sides. Voila!

Cheesecake Factory

Korean Fried Cauliflower is something we’re definitely going to try.

The all-American cult eatery has just released 20 previously secret recipes, including their popular Korean Fried Cauliflower (which looks amazing!), Chilaquiles with Carnitas and Cinnamon Roll pancakes.