'Unreal' Slimming World friendly McDonald's fakeaway

The McDonald's fakeaway
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This McDonald's fakeaway is Slimming World friendly and tastes "unreal", according to fans.

A fast-food meal after a long week can be expensive. If you're trying to lose weight these types of meals can be high in calories, fat and salt which you may want to avoid.

But if you're still craving a treat, Instagram user Sarah's SW Diary may just have the answer. The content creator has 121,000 followers and previously shared an "unreal" fakeaway recipe for one of McDonald's additions to the menu.

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Fans said they couldn't get over how tasty it looked, reports the Daily Record. Her Instagram account is full other healthy "fakeaway" recipes from Chinese-style salt and pepper chips to McDonald's breakfast flatbreads, and everything in between - all of which have helped on Sarah's Slimming World journey.

She recently shared a recipe for her own take on the McDonald's Philly cheese steak burger, which is sadly not on the menu anymore, after being taken aback at how much they cost to buy from the fast food retailer.

According to Sarah, it cost just £3.50 to make two portions of the meal, and it was also much more Slimming World friendly as it was "a fraction of the syns". Writing in the comments, people have said that Sarah's fakeaway version looks "more appealing" than the real thing, with plenty more commenting how "unreal" the burger and chips were.

Here's everything you need to make the burgers and chips, and how to do it.

Philly Cheese Steak burger and chips (serves two)

For the burgers

  • Aldi 5% beef fat mince

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp gourmet burger seasoning

  • Onion

  • Brioche buns

  • Cheese slices

  • Gherkins

For the chips

  • Potatoes cut into chip shapes

  • Sprinkle of chip seasoning

  • Fry-lite spray

Method

  1. To make the chips, season with the chip seasoning, spray on some Fry-Lite and place into an air fryer on 200 for 30 minutes, shaking the basket regularly.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the beef mince, seasoning and the egg, and mould into four burger shapes. Fry these until cooked through.

  3. Then, fry off some sliced onion until it's crispy.

  4. Fill each burger bun with a burger, one cheese slice, a gherkin, another burger and another cheese slice. Top this with crispy onions and another 'runny' cheese slice - created by microwaving the slice for 20 seconds with a splash of hot water.

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