Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We've had the make over shows....

...now it's time for the food make over shows. Courtesy of Brother-in-law.

Behold Fancy Fast Food, the site where bad food gets a make over that seriously messes with your head.

Exhibit A. Wendy's Napoleon.

At first(quick) glance what do you see?

A gateaux type affair drizzled with a caramel sauce with chocolate sprinklings?

Sorry people.

Cue record scratch.

That,apparently, delicious looking dessert is made from these ingredients.

Don't believe me ?

Here is the recipe. ( I really wouldn't recommend reading it if you like food).

Wendy’s Napoleon (Fancy Baconator Combo) by Adrian Fiorino of Insanewiches.com
1 Wendy’s Baconator:
1 large fries
1 small Coke
1 bottle of water
2 little cups (or packets) of ketchup
12 sugar packets
Disassemble the burger. The cheese may not separate from the meat, but that’s okay. Place the bun in a food processor with 2 tbsp of water and pulse until it resembles couscous. Set aside. Do the same with the fries until it becomes a paste.Chop the burgers (cheese and all) into pieces with a knife.
Place in the processer and pulse until they look like pate.To create the Napoleon, cut the french container so the top is level. Pack alternating layers of the minced meat, the mashed potato paste, and the bun-turned-"couscous" into the container until it is full. Invert over a plate and wiggle until it is loose.For the spun sugar garnish, empty twelve packets of sugar into a heavy bottom saucepan with 1/4 cup of water over medium heat. While stirring, cook mixture until it is a deep brown color (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to sit 1 min. Over foil, gently flick the sugar back and forth to create a strand-like design.To make the sauce, put 1/2 cup of Coke and the ketchup into a pan over medium heat. Reduce for five minutes.Next, crisp up the bacon in a pan for two minutes over medium heat before chopping it into little pieces.To assemble, gently separate sugar garnish from foil and stick it in the top of the Napoleon. Pour sauce around the Napoleon and then form 4 little piles of bacon around the edges of the plate.Pour some of the remaining Coke in a wine glass, and there it is: a Fancy Baconator Combo that you might think is waaaay better than the original!

Sorry about that.

I have a pot plant handy if you're feeling a bit vomity.


Meadow said...

Coke and ketchup sauce... Yes, may I have the pot, please? Thank yoirrrrrghhhhhh

laughykate said...

Coming your way!

Fat Sparrow said...

Well, as the Spouse Sparrow says, "Down yer neck, it all comes out the same."

He also says "Better out than in," and I do believe that applies in this case.

laughykate said...

I will also go with Spouse Sparrow also on the second saying.

Medbh said...

It may as well be made of dog poo for all the likelihood that I'd eat it.

laughykate said...

Yes, Medbh, big yack. Great pic,by the way.

vdog said...

Is it wrong that part of me really wants to try this?

laughykate said...

I was about to say 'deeply' but then, when I realised it's possibly a bit like my desire to put my foot under a slow moving car tyre - no, normal, normal, normal.