Later, I conducted a side-by-side taste test with common black pepper and Tellicherry black pepper and discovered Winston was right. You can also use paper muffin cups, if you don’t mind the less crispy, ridged sides. Wilbur's easy-to-make knock-offs, the product of years of research, are indiscernible from the originals—and the most ingenious way we know of to cut down on the cost of eating out. Offers may be subject to change without notice. I planned for the mission by bringing along a cooler of ice so that I could get a fresh sample safely back home. Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur. To make spicy mayo sauce: Combine 1/2 cup of mayo with 1 teaspoon hot sauce, teaspoon paprika or taco seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and whisk. But somewhere along the way it appears the company tweaked the recipe to include less filler and more flavor, so I decided I had to create a new Top Secret Recipe for the beef. So far, this is the best hack I've come up with to duplicate the treat that tests have shown is up to twice as thick as other famous desserts in a cup, including Dairy Queen's Blizzard and McDonald's McFlurry. Exclusive signed copy. In the detailed description of the new item, Einstein Bros. claims the hash browns contain two kinds of schmears, which is true, but a little misleading because one of them is just plain cream cheese. Big food manufacturers guard their recipes like the gold in Fort Knox, but Wilbur's dogged pursuit of taste-alike versions of his—and our—all-time favorites has paid off in this unique cookbook of scrumptious treats. And so delicious you'll swear it's the real thing! In this unique cookbook Todd Wilbur re-creates more than 100 signature dishes from America's most popular chain restaurants—including such hot theme eateries as the Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood. You’ll have to plan ahead a little for this T.G.I. Look for a ham that is pre-sliced. Combine mayo and hot sauce into a small mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Be sure to grind it fine before using it. This is the signature item for the Ruth's Chris chain. So whether this sauce tastes like theirs or not, I haven't a clue on my own. Check out my other Popeyes clone recipes for their famous red beans and rice, buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken. No honey is necessary to re-create this flavorful glaze. The restaurant was such a smashing success that it paid for itself within 6 months. Since the braising process takes so long, start early in the day and get ready for a big dinner, because I've also included clones here for Chipotle's pico de gallo, pinto beans, and delicious cilantro-lime rice to make your burritos complete. Now, what's for dessert? The sauce is the big secret here; it's simple and classic, but customized to produce a marinara with that distinct Pizza Hut taste. When pondering casual chains with the best Monte Cristo sandwiches, two come to mind: Bennigan's and Cheddar's. Top Secret Steak Rub is created by Food Hacker, King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, California Pizza Kitchen Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower, Einstein Bros. Bagels Twice-Baked Hash Brown, Pizza Hut Tuscani Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta. It may look like it's all chocolate, but Wendy's founder Dave Thomas thought that a purely chocolate frozen dairy dessert would overpower his burger and fries, so he mixed chocolate with vanilla to create his signature ultra-thick shake, and in 1969, the Frosty was born. Follow this link for more copycat cookies, brownies and treats. Return to the flour mixture and coat. Now you have a dozen servings of cheesy hash brown potatoes that are easy to finish off by baking them a second time until crispy. For the Popeye's Mardi Gras Mustard Sauce Recipe, all you need is 2 tbsp Mayonnaise, 2 tsp Hot Horseradish, 1/4 tsp Cajun Seasoning, 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper, 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder, Cayenne, Dark Brown Sugar Menu Description: “Grilled chicken breast strips and rotini pasta oven baked in a creamy Alfredo sauce with a layer of melted cheese.”. Made this sauce to go with a homemade chicken sandwich. And don't worry—I didn't leave out an ingredient. You can ask for as much of the scrumptious sauce as you want on your custom-made sub at the huge sandwich chain, but you won't get any extra to take home, even if you offer to pay. Save money and amaze your friends with all-new culinary carbon copies from the Clone Recipe King! A secret blend of herbs and spices that will make your homemade steaks taste like they came from a famous steakhouse chain. One of the all-time favorites at Olive Garden is the Italian salad dressing served on the bottomless house salad that comes with every meal. Boom! Good news: You can skip the drive-thru and enjoy a homemade version of this fast-food favorite with our beautifully crisp, perfectly spiced copycat recipe. If you prefer chicken burritos, head on over to my clone recipe for Qdoba Grilled Adobo Chicken. You can also make homemade Einstein Bros bagels, sandwiches, and shmears. We’ll combine those two shmears into one blend by doubling the cream cheese added to our onion-and-chive schmear formula. You won't need to buy a bottle, though. In this, his 9th cookbook, the Clone Ranger brings you over 100 new kitchen clones! Stuffed Chicken Marsala experience. I recently got to try Popeyes' three new Signature Sauces along with a $3.99 Tenders combo meal courtesy of Popeyes (that's one Tender per sauce!). In our hack, the cloves of peeled garlic are boiled with the potatoes. Created by food hacker Todd Wilbur, this sauce is inspired by the special sauce McDonald's uses on their world-famous hamburgers. A research team was organized to study the market, and to conduct interviews with potential customers on what they want in a restaurant. Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur. Use it on your own burgers, sandwiches and wraps. All Rights Reserved. I burned through several pounds of pasta and many quarts of cream, but finally landed on this top secret formula. If you’d like to complete the dish the way it’s served at the restaurant (as in the photo), add some garlic mashed potatoes on the side, using my hack for Olive Garden Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Without these parchment circles, the hash browns may stick and break when they’re released. It's this careful process that turns the same size ham that costs 20 dollars in a supermarket into one that customers gladly shell out 3 to 4 times as much to share during the holiday season.For this HoneyBaked Ham glaze copycat recipe, we will re-create the glaze that you can apply to a smoked/cooked bone-in ham of your choice. Regardless, the shredded Asiago, Romano, Parmesan, provolone, and mozzarella listed there can be found combined in an “Italian Blend” at many supermarkets, making for an easy start to our home clone. For the last twenty-three years Todd Wilbur has been creating amazing culinary carbon copies of all your favorite brand-name foods using his special techniques. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. The classic Southern-style crispy coating covers a seasoned chicken tender. It's a delicious filet mignon that comes to your table sizzling hot and so tender you can cut it with a fork. If you have a gas oven, watch for flame-ups from spattering. 3 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco), divided 1 (2 1/2- to 3-lb.) But Walter’s big claim to fame came in 1932 when he cultivated and sold the world’s first boysenberries—a hybrid of raspberry, blackberry, loganberry, and dewberry. Pectin can be found in most stores in the aisle with baking and cooking supplies or near the canning items. For 50 years, the Frosty at Wendy's came in only one flavor: chocolate. This recipe will make enough for four servings. Servings per container 20. Fortunately, I was able to hack the sandwich before it sold out just a couple weeks after its debut (get the recipe here), but that recipe includes just plain mayonnaise.Recently I had the chance to hack the secret spicy mayonnaise, and I’m glad I did. If you love Outback Steakhouse, check out my other clone recipes here. Now make this delicious dish in your own kitchen. For the last twenty-three years Todd Wilbur has been creating amazing culinary carbon copies of all your favorite brand-name foods using his special techniques. Just made it. After braising about 30 pounds of chuck roasts, I finally discovered the perfect Chipotle Mexican Grill barbacoa burrito copycat recipe with a taste-alike adobo sauce that fills your roast with flavor as it slowly cooks to a fork-tender delicacy on your stovetop over 5 to 6 hours. 1/2 cup white sugar. So the name of the new burger, along with Bob's booming chain of restaurants, was changed to "Big Boy." Friday's Potato Skins, and many more. splash Worchester sauce Now, his super-sleuthing taste buds are back to work in the third installment of his mega-bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes series, with 150 sensational new recipes that unlock the delicious formulas for re-creating your favorite dishes from America's most popular restaurant chains. 1.5 cups Franks Red Hot sauce. In a playful mood, bass player Stewie Strange sat down on a stool and uttered, "How about something different for a change, Bob?" After browning the seasoned beef you add it to the sauce, simmer the sauce until thick, then spread it over one pound of rotini pasta in a baking dish in two layers so that every bite is filled with flavor. Menu Description: "Spicy, shredded beef, braised with our own chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano." Exclusive signed copy. And both taste and guilty pleasures are just like the real thing. Find out how to make home versions of Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad, Benihana Hibachi Chicken & Steak, California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza, The Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, Chi-Chi's Sweet Corn Cake, Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, Hard Rock Cafe Famous Baby Rock Watermelon Ribs, Hooters Buffalo Wings, Marie Callenders Famous Golden Cornbread, Olive Garden Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip, Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken, Pizza Hut Original Stuffed Crust Pizza, Planet Hollywood Chicken Crunch, Ruth's Chris Creamed Spinach, T.G.I. MyRecipes.com is part of the Allrecipes Food Group. One February night in 1937, the band came by after a gig as they often did to order a round of burgers. To solve that problem, I sautéed the seasoned shrimp separately, then added them closer to the end, and they came out perfect. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, and dredge in flour mixture; shaking off excess flour. Will this be the best Monte Cristo you've ever had? Another important ingredient is ground Tellicherry black pepper, a select black pepper from India. Trim off the tapered, thinner end of each chicken breast (so it will fit better on the bun), and slice the fillet(s) through the middle to make the fillets thinner, then cut the chicken to … Exclusive signed copy. Bob Wian's little ten-stool diner, Bob's Pantry, was in business only a short time in Glendale, California, before establishing a following of regular customers—among them the band members from Chuck Fosters Orchestra. By the early 1980s, Popeyes was the third largest fast-food chicken chain, behind KFC and Churchs. When it was introduced in 2005, the Crunchwrap Supreme was Taco Bell’s most successful new product launch. Sure, it was. Crispy cauliflower appetizers are abundant at the chains these days, and not all of them are good enough to be clone-worthy, but CPK’s take on breaded cauliflower in buffalo wing sauce is one of the best I’ve had. And it also makes a great pasta sauce. When the marinara is done, top the chicken with the sauce and mozzarella and stick it under your hot broiler until bubbling. That's why they also give you a spoon. Friday's bruschetta chicken pasta recipe so that the chicken can marinate in the brine. The restaurant chain grills chicken breasts over a blazing real wood fire, so crank your grill up high enough to get the flames nipping at your cluckers (not a euphemism) for this Carrabba's chicken marsala recipe. Or maybe you have salmon fillets in there? Just five years later he used $10,000 he had saved plus another $20,000 that he borrowed to open a Benihana steakhouse on the West Side of Manhattan. If you like sweet with a little bit of heat, and if you like salmon, then this hack from Outback is the copycat recipe for you. splash Worchester sauce Stir together flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder in a large bowl. The fried chicken was a huge hit, and the restaurant got so crowded the Knotts added rides and attractions to the farm to keep customers occupied while they waited for a table. And one of Subway's newest creations, the Chipotle Southwest Cheese Steak, is just a cheese steak sandwich without the Chipotle Southwest Sauce. To assemble spread the spicy mayo on the tops and bottoms of each bun. In addition to all of that, it imparts a unique savoriness that enhances flavors in other ingredients and makes your food taste amazing. Pour oil to a depth of 2 1/2 inches in a large Dutch oven, and heat to 325°F over medium-high. 3 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco), divided, 1 (2 1/2- to 3-lb.) Part of the secret for great adobo sauce is toasting whole cumin seeds and cloves and then grinding them in a coffee grinder (measure the spices after grinding them). I pour it on fried chicken wings, and the whole family loves it. Each of the three varieties of pasta are covered with cheese and baked until light brown on top. Check out our other candied popcorn clone recipes including Cracker Jack, Poppycock, Fiddle Faddle, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, and Crunch 'n Munch. The $5 Hot Honey Chicken Dinner includes two pieces of chicken, plus your choice of one regular side and a biscuit for 5 bucks. This way you’re guaranteed to get the perfect amount of flavorful garlic in every bite. Product has been added to your cart. Check out my other Big Boy copycat recipes here. It’s been nearly 100 years since Walter and Cordelia Knott first started selling berries, preserves, and pies from their roadside produce stand in Buena Park, California. Menu Description: “Creamy marsala wine sauce with mushrooms over grilled chicken breasts, stuffed with Italian cheeses and sundried tomatoes. Using every day ingredients to replicate signature restaurant dishes at home, Todd shares his delectable discoveries with readers everywhere. whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces. This flavor powder adds many ingredients found in the original recipe and provides the umami savoriness that’s required for a spot-on clone of the famous seasoned ground beef. Then, the tender is drizzled with a sweet and spicy Red Hot Honey Sauce. My new favorite caramel corn is from Popcornopolis. Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur. So tender it practically melts in your mouth.". Now, what's for dinner? MyRecipes is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. It's no longer necessary to stand in line for a table at T.G.I. The marinara sauce used on the chicken is an Olive Garden specialty and no bottled sauce compares, so we’ll make our own from scratch using canned crushed tomatoes and the formula below. Combine everything in a small bowl, then cover the sauce and set it aside for 15 minutes. Menu Description: "A smaller, but equally tender filet...the tenderest corn-fed Mid-western beef. In my early batches of the sauce, I noticed that if the shrimp are added at the beginning they get too tough. Popeyes’ new Hot Honey Chicken features white meat chicken pieces marinated, battered, deep-fried, and then drizzled with the chain’s famous Red Hot Honey sauce. Hopefully, everyone at your house is hungry, because the Olive Garden dinner portion is two chicken fillets, and this recipe will yield a total of four 2-piece servings. We serve our Chicken Parmigiana with a side of spaghetti for dinner.”. It is only when the ham gets to your local HoneyBaked store that a special machine thin-slices the tender meat in a spiral fashion around the bone. Carefully add chicken to hot oil, 4 pieces at a time; fry until golden brown and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes, maintaining oil temperature of 325°F. “Don’t call them fries,” says KFC about its popular side made with sliced, skin-on russet potatoes. Once you’ve got all that, the rest is pretty easy. The first Popeyes was opened by Al Copeland in June 1972. 1/4 cup honey. It tastes AMAZING, as if it came from Popeyes itself. Just a few days later, a plump little six-year old named Richard Woodruff came into the diner and charmed Bob into letting him do odd jobs in exchange for a burger or two. The other is onion-and-chive cream cheese, which we can make from scratch. The better batter is the big secret here—it's light and crispy and perfectly golden brown, and the sandwich features two kinds of cheese, both white and yellow American. Whisk together the eggs, water and hot sauce. In fact, according to Chew Boom, it first debuted in 2015 as a dipping sauce you could order separately. Like its chocolate counterpart, the Vanilla Frosty is a super-thick milkshake that has the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. So, I first got a sample of Maggiano’s alfredo sauce and figured out how to replicate it. So Bob cut a bun into three slices, rather than the usual two, and stacked on two hamburger patties along with lettuce, cheese, and his special sauce. Walter Knott’s berry stand and farm was a popular stop throughout the 1920s for travelers heading to the Southern California beaches. Included in this book are some of the best-kept restaurant secrets that let you eat in with the great taste of eating out! this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Make the brine by combining the buttermilk, kosher salt, cayenne sauce, and MSG in a medium bowl or storage container. 1 cups brown sugar. If you're looking for a simple recipe to simplify your weeknight, you've come to the right place--easy dinners are our specialty. No one can resist. The $30 restaurant dish consists of three 2½-ounce tenderloin steaks, swimming in a fantastic balsamic cream sauce with sliced portobello mushrooms—but a home version of the signature dish is only seven easy steps away, and it won't hit you in the wallet as hard as the pricey original. The hot honey sauce isn't a totally new item. Chang's Kung Pao Chicken, Max & Erma's Tortilla Soup, Cracker Barrel Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, Olive Garden Breadsticks, Cheesecake Factory Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake, Carrabba's Chicken Bryan, Famous Dave's Corn Muffins, Outback Steakhouse Chocolate Thunder from Down Under, T.G.I. Mix everything together and load the ingredients into a standard 12-cup muffin pan with circles of parchment paper cut out to fit into the bottom of the 12 cups. Place chicken on the rack. Bob thought it was the perfect name for his new burger, except the name was already being used as a trademark for another product. Helpful illustrations let you recreate them to perfection. You can add your choice of cheese, plus guacamole and sour cream for a super-deluxe clone version. Start there. The Popeyes chain, specializing in a Cajun-style fried chicken that is spicier than most conventional recipes, consists of 1,325 units, 1,152 of which are franchised. Todd reveals key ingredients and the secret-yet-simple steps for duplicating famous foods from Starbucks, McDonald's, Panera Bread, Subway, Burger King, Mrs. Fields, Taco Bell, Orange Julius, Boston Market, Popeyes, Sonic Drive-In, KFC, and many more. The secret to thickening this dressing is to use dry pectin, a natural ingredient often used to thicken jams and jellies. It's not as spicy as Popeyes; it has a little kick, then the flavors take over. It’s got its fans. His concept of bringing the chefs out from the back of the kitchen to prepare the food in front of customers on a specially designed hibachi grill was groundbreaking. Click on the "Table of Contents" link (underneath the book graphic on the left) to see the full list of recipes included in this cookbook. But, since most home kitchens are not fitted with an hibachi grill, you'll have to improvise. For more than 20 years, Todd Wilbur has been obsessed with reverse-engineering famous foods. To assemble this hack I worked with several versions of butter toffee candy, adding light brown sugar to bring in the molasses, and after several attempts finally landed on the just the right combination of ingredients to best duplicate the flavor, color, and texture of the real thing. From chips and dip to one-bite apps, finger foods are the perfect way to kick off a party. But for it to taste like the Olive Garden signature entree, we’ll need to take some very specific steps. Ruth's Chris uses a special broiler which reaches temperatures as high as 1800 degrees F. It's likely you don't have such an oven, so you can use a conventional oven set on high broil, with the rack inches away from the heat source. whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces 3 large eggs This sauce would be killer with fish, fried shrimp, oysters or crab, as a sandwich spread, marinade or basting sauce on grilled chicken or pork chops, or even a salad dressing! Here’s a hack that might help when you feel like doing something special with those steaks in the fridge. When the dish made its way into the United States via Texas the word transformed into "barbecue" and the preparation changed to incorporate above-ground techniques such as smoking and grilling. Friday's or Red Lobster, Olive Garden or Outback. This hexagonal grill-pressed wrap is a variation of the Crunchwrap Supreme, made by wrapping a large flour tortilla around a crispy corn tortilla, meat, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and tomato (i hacked it in TSR Step-by-Step). Every recipe is created from scratch in Todd's top secret test kitchen so you know you're getting the best original clone recipes on the planet! Menu Description: “Italian grandmothers everywhere are getting jealous over this recipe. Build it, sauce it, serve it. Foolproof. Recently I had the chance to hack the secret spicy mayonnaise, and I’m glad I did. All it takes is just a few shakes. Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur. This important step will fill the chicken with the perfect flavor and moistness. This simple and inexpensive meal will feed eight, and leftovers keep well in the fridge for a couple of days. Submerge chicken in buttermilk mixture; cover and refrigerate overnight. Find more copycat recipes for famous sauces here. When Taco Bell introduced breakfast to America in 2014, the company had high hopes for its new Waffle Taco: a waffle shaped like a taco, filled with scrambled eggs and sausage, and served with a side of syrup. It has honey, which may be the key ingredient: Sweet and Hot Sauce 1.5 cups Franks Red Hot sauce 1/2# butter (2 sticks) 1/2 tbl cayenne pepper 1 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup honey splash Worcester sauce Top Secret Steak Rub is created by Food Hacker Todd Wilbur who has spent the last 30 years reverse-engineering popular menu items at the most-loved restaurant chains across America. Need some relief from the kitchen? MyRecipes may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Otherwise you'll have to slice it yourself with a sharp knife, then the glaze will be applied. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture; discard buttermilk mixture. After a gentle toss in the secret sauce, you’re ready to plate your trendy, tantalizing appetizer. The ridiculously popular crispy chicken sandwich at Popeyes comes with your choice of regular mayonnaise or kicked-up spicy mayonnaise. 7-ounce bottle. My first crack at this iconic treat was revealed in a copycat recipe I published 25 years ago that called for mixing milk with Nestle Quik and vanilla ice cream in a blender.