|The Big Mac may have originated in the U.S.,|
but this Pennsylvania born legend is
dwarfed by the Mega Mac offered in other
parts of the world.
McDonald's offering, the Big Mac arrived in 1967 in response to the Big Boy. Guarded as their secret "special sauce", it really was nothing more than an altered tartar sauce. The Big Mac has gone on to become an American icon, and a symbol of capitalism. With McDonald's new transparency campaign, the recipe for the Big Mac Special Sauce was released by Executive Chef Dan Coudreat in a homemade version using store purchased ingredients. The real product at McDonald's restaurants likely does contain more preservatives and synthetic flavorings, but are likely inconsequential to the final product.
I'll try to break down the measurements in my recipe below, so you too can make your own Big Mac at home.
Big Mac Special Sauce Recipe
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of real mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of minced sweet pickles
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1. Mince pickles
2. Add all ingredients and stir.
3. Spread on hamburger bun lid.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 0
Total time: 0 hr 5 min
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1.5 teaspoons