Welcome to our new Fake-away series.
Due to the state of this parallel universe we find ourselves living in, we couldn’t help but put our time at home to good use. We’re already missing eating out and in reminisce about all of our favourite restaurants, we’re here to cook up a storm based on all our favourite takeaway spots. If you’ve been following us on Instagram you’ll know we’ve been building up a nice collection of meals to post and blog about – and here’s the first of many.
We love the power of creating a unique burger at Five Guys with their 15 toppings which come at no extra cost. In this homemade edition of their classic beef burger and cajun spiced fries, we added mushrooms, onions, cheese, ketchup and mustard.
Monday lunch at home never tasted so good!
Five Guys Double Cheese Burger
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 large onion
- 250 g steak mince
- 4 slices American cheese
- 2 burger buns
Your favourite toppings, we had:
- 50 g mushrooms
- mustard & ketchup
- Slice the burger buns in half.
- Heat large, non-stick pan. Place the burger buns in the pan, face down, on high heat until toasted.
- Meanwhile, slice the onions (and mushrooms)
- Then remove the burger buns from the heat, top with your favourite sauces (for us ketchup and mustard) and set aside ready to assemble the burgers later.
- In the same pan, heat the oil and add the onions and mushrooms, fry the onions on a low heat whilst you prepare the burgers (keep an eye on them so they don't catch or burn though)
- Whilst the onions and mushrooms are cooking, grab a palmful of minced steak, and form a meatball in your hand.
- Press the meatball down on a piece of parchment (or baking) paper to form a thin patty. Repeat until you have 4 patties - this will make 2 burgers.
- Once your onions and mushrooms are cooked to your liking, remove from the pan and set aside.
- Cook the burgers on high heat for 1 minute, then flip using a spatula. Place a slice of American cheese on top of each patty, then cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, and stack one patty on top of the other (so each patty is 2 high, with 2 pieces of cheese between)
- Place the patties on top of the toasted buns, and wrap the burgers in a piece of tin foil for 2 minutes - to allow the cheese to melt some more, and the bun to soften with the heat of the burger and add your onions and mushrooms.
- 3 large potatoes
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Wash your potatoes and slice into strips. Cover with hot water and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the cajun blend by combining all spices in a bowl, set aside.
- Drain potatoes and dry them off thoroughly.
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Meanwhile, brush a baking pan with 3 tablespoons of oil and sprinkle pan with ⅓ of the cajun seasoning.
- Toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle lightly with seasoning.
- Place the potatoes on the pan in a single layer. Cover with foil and bake 5 minutes.
- Remove foil and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
- Flip potatoes and continue baking until crisp and golden, about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with the rest of the cajun seasoning and serve.
If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram to see what else we’ve been cooking up at home and make sure to stay updated for all our future posts on the rest of our Fake-away series.
What’s your favourite take away dish? Send us your recommendations on what you want to see next.