When McDonald’s Singapore announced its temporary closure during the Circuit Breaker, I was devastated. I’m not sure how many of you can relate, but I grew up eating McDonald’s—unhealthy as it sounds.
This coming week, we will be bringing you recipes of some McDonald’s menu items that we’ve tried to recreate in hopes you can make them at home yourself as well. Whether you’re craving the famous McSpicy for lunch or their glorious Hotcakes for breakfast, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
McDonald’s Hotcakes has always been my favourite breakfast menu item at the fast-food joint. Here is an easy-peasy recipe for scrumptious McDonald’s Hotcakes to make sure you start your morning right.
- Frozen chicken patties (Feel free to swap this to any meat of your choice)
- Frozen hash browns
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt
- 4 tbsp of raw sugar (I used white sugar for baking)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 2 cups of fresh milk
- 4 tbsp of canola oil
- Frying pan (You can use a griddle if you have one)
- Big mixing bowl
Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 25 minutes
Feeds three to four
- Measure and prepare all your ingredients beforehand for an easier transition while cooking.
- Put the chicken patties and hash browns into the oven at 250°C for 25 minutes (or until they’re cooked and the hash browns are golden-brown).
- Mix the wet ingredients (eggs and milk) in the large mixing bowl.
- Add in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar) and mix well until there are no clumps. Be careful not to mix too hard.
- Grab a ladle and put a scoop of batter onto your frying pan.
- Once the sides of the pancake start to harden and the top gets bubbly, flip the pancake over with the spatula. I cooked mine for about a minute on each side.
- Repeat for the rest of the batter.
- Let the pancakes cool while removing the patties and hash browns from the oven.
- Plate your pancakes and top it off with blocks of butter and maple syrup.
Recipe (In Pictures)
Step 1: Measure and prepare all your ingredients beforehand for a smoother cooking experience.
Step 2: Pop your frozen chicken patties and hash browns into the oven at 250 °C for 25 minutes (or until the hash browns turn golden-brown).
Step 3: Mix all your wet ingredients (eggs and milk) in the large mixing bowl.
Step 4: Add your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar) into the mixture and you’ve got your pancake batter.
Step 5: Stir the mixture till there are no visible clumps. Remember not to mix too much.
I mixed mine a little too much and it produced more bubbles than usual. It doesn’t affect the taste of the pancake, just the aesthetics of it. Overmixing will cause spots on your pancake.
Step 6: Ladle a scoop of batter onto your frying pan. Try making it a perfect circle, but don’t worry if you’re not able to. A general round shape is fine, too!
Step 7: Flip the pancake over when bubbles start forming on top and when the edges start to harden.
Step 8: Repeat Steps 6 and 7 for the rest of the batter.
Step 9: Take your chicken patties and hash browns out of the oven.
Step 10: Plate your pancakes with the chicken patties and hashbrowns. Top it all off with a few blocks of butter and drizzle with maple syrup.
Ta-da! You’ve got your McDonald’s Hotcakes Meal with Sausage. I must say, this rendition of the classic pancake breakfast at McDonald’s really blew me away. I was pleasantly surprised at how similar it tasted to the original. If you’re a big fan of Mickey D’s Hotcakes, you should give this recipe a try—it only takes 15 minutes to complete after all.
If you want, you can also switch up the ingredients by adding chocolate chips to the batter or topping it all off with freshly-cut fruit. You can even garnish your Hotcakes with a dollop of whipped cream! With such a versatile dish like pancakes, there are many ways you can shake things up for a hearty breakfast.
Of course, our hearts go out to the affected parties involved in the McDonald’s cluster and we wish them a speedy recovery. While they’re taking a short break from filling our tummies with happiness, let’s make the best of the situation by whipping up our own versions of McDonald’s Hotcakes when our cravings creep up.
Do give this recipe a whirl and let us know how similar your version of Hotcakes is to the original!
Expected Damage: S$6 – S$10 per portion