Did somebody say...
Fancy Fast Food?

These photographs show extreme makeovers of actual fast food items purchased at popular fast food restaurants. No additional ingredients have been added except for an occasional simple garnish.

The book, Fancy Fast Food: Ironic Recipes with No Bun Intended, is now available for sale! Enter code NFAZL9WC for 25% off!

Also available on Amazon.com.

Up for the challenge?
Submit your Fancy Fast Food culinary masterpiece recipes* to fancyfastfood [at] gmail.com -- and YOU COULD WIN A FREE BOOK!

*Remember the rules: no additional ingredients are allowed other than a simple garnish (which won't necessarily be eaten anyway, i.e. parsley), and no Photoshopping other than minor adjustments in sharpness or color correction. Please submit a "before shot" and photos of the makeover process as well.

Also, remember to wash your hands before you start preparing your dish! The signs in the fast food restaurant bathrooms might read, "Employees must wash hands before returning to work," but really, everyone should.







Official FFF T-shirts at CoverMyTorso.com!


SHARE THIS:
|

Follow us on Twitter!
Become a Facebook fan!

VIDEOS:
Watch FFF on Rachael Ray!
Watch FFF on Nightline!
Watch FFF on Food(ography)!
Watch FFF at NASA!

Also, watch FFF on Slashfood, Asylum.com's Masterclash, or in more videos on YouTube!



NOTABLE PRESS:
Yahoo! Shine (via Woman's Day) • Fox News iMag (Top Five Favorite Food Blogs)PC Magazine (Favorite Blogs 2010 and 2009) • WiredInStyle's Best Of The Web 2009 • The Daily BeastABC News, Today/MSNBC (via The Associated Press) • The New York Times' FreakonomicsTimeCNBCComedy Central's Tosh.0G4TV's Attack of the Show/Blog!Reader's DigestThe New York Times' Week In Review (Frank Bruni)FHM's Website Of The WeekNBC LA (2)ZagatBuzzSerious EatsIFC's Food Party Top 5 Cool Food Sites (via urlesque)GizmodoSmithsonianThe Guardian (UK)Utne ReaderCBC News (Canada)The Epoch Times (UK)The National Post (Canada)Very Short ListboingboingThe StimulistBrokelynFrance 24 News' The ObserversAmerican Public MediaBreakfast with Eoin Cameron (ABC Perth, Western Australia) (w/ audio) • Radio New Zealand's This Way Up (audio) • The Rude Awakening Show (Ocean 98.1 FM Ocean City, MD) (audio) • Spin 103.8 FM (Dublin, Ireland) (audio)

Download the FFF press kit (PDF)
Hungry for more sites to surf while waiting for the next dish? Check out FFF creator Erik R. Trinidad's other websites:
DoesNYLoveUBack.com
TheGlobalTrip.com

Carlbonade Flamande (Fancy Carl’s Jr.)by Erik of Fancy Fast Food, with support from Chrissy M. and Kelly B., plus Julie L. of Carl’s Jr. (Las Vegas)
Ingredients:
2 Six Dollar Burgers
1 order of fried zucchini
1 order of onion rings
1 large root beer
organic thyme (for garnish and a touch of irony)
First, take the beef patties and onions from the burgers, and add them to rest of the ingredients you’ll be using: the zucchini and the onion rings.  Slice the burger into smaller morsels, and take the breading off the fried onion rings.  Put the combined onions in a skillet, followed by the Angus beef.The original recipe that has inspired this one is a Flemish stew from Belgium that uses beer as the base.  So, add the root beer to the pan.  Let it boil, then simmer for a while so the beer really starts to breakdown and infuse with the meat.Meanwhile, steam the fried zucchini so that the fried batter loosens up, then expose the green vegetables inside.  Use these zucchini slices as garnish when you do the plating: pile your beef and (root) beer carbonade in the center of the white plate, and garnish it on top with a sprig of ironic thyme. Voila!  Wonder what Carl would think of this…
Here’s a short, impromptu (and crudely-edited) iPhone video of the ordering process at a Carl’s Jr. in Las Vegas; FFF creator Erik R. Trinidad usually overbuys items when he purchases regional fast food from distant locations, in case he messes up the first time in a fast food “fancification” back home. (Shot on an iPhone 3GS by Chrissy M.)


If you are viewing this recipe in an aggregator (like tumblr’s Dashboard), or as a reblogged post, please check out the real website at FancyFastFood.com.
Recipe for the week of November 13, 2009:

Carlbonade Flamande (Fancy Carl’s Jr.)
by Erik of Fancy Fast Food, with support from Chrissy M. and Kelly B., plus Julie L. of Carl’s Jr. (Las Vegas)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Six Dollar Burgers
  • 1 order of fried zucchini
  • 1 order of onion rings
  • 1 large root beer
  • organic thyme (for garnish and a touch of irony)

First, take the beef patties and onions from the burgers, and add them to rest of the ingredients you’ll be using: the zucchini and the onion rings. Slice the burger into smaller morsels, and take the breading off the fried onion rings. Put the combined onions in a skillet, followed by the Angus beef.

The original recipe that has inspired this one is a Flemish stew from Belgium that uses beer as the base. So, add the root beer to the pan. Let it boil, then simmer for a while so the beer really starts to breakdown and infuse with the meat.

Meanwhile, steam the fried zucchini so that the fried batter loosens up, then expose the green vegetables inside. Use these zucchini slices as garnish when you do the plating: pile your beef and (root) beer carbonade in the center of the white plate, and garnish it on top with a sprig of ironic thyme. Voila! Wonder what Carl would think of this…


Here’s a short, impromptu (and crudely-edited) iPhone video of the ordering process at a Carl’s Jr. in Las Vegas; FFF creator Erik R. Trinidad usually overbuys items when he purchases regional fast food from distant locations, in case he messes up the first time in a fast food “fancification” back home. (Shot on an iPhone 3GS by Chrissy M.)





If you are viewing this recipe in an aggregator (like tumblr’s Dashboard), or as a reblogged post, please check out the real website at FancyFastFood.com.

Comments (View)



blog comments powered by Disqus