Top Chef: McDonald’s Style {Giveaway!}

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What can you do to transform ingredients from classic McDonald’s menu items?  It turns out, a lot!  I was recently invited to watch culinary students at the Art Institute of Michigan-Novi take on that exact challenge, issued by Chef Jessica Foust, RD, Manager of Nutrition & Culinary for McDonald’s USA.

McDonald's Ingredients

 

 

The student chefs were given one hour to create a new dish, using only the ingredients available at any McDonald’s restaurant.  They chopped, whisked, fried, sauteed and executed some other ninja-chef maneuvers in the busy kitchen, as instructors, photographers and McDonald’s representatives observed.

Student Chefs

 

Students then presented their dishes to Chef Jessica Foust for critique.  Here’s just a taste of what they cooked up (pun completely intended):

Dish 1This individual skillet dish was made using hash browns, sausage, bacon and cheese.

Dish 2

A fun take on empanadas using tortillas.

dish 3

 

Hello fritatta!

dish 4A refreshing dessert cup using yogurt, fruit and tortillas.

 

Other dishes included a crispy fish wrap, biscuits & gravy, cocktail meatballs and so much more.

Students were given feedback on their dishes, though this wasn’t a competition, so no “Top Chef” was declared; however, everyone turned out a winner.  After students presented their dishes, it was McDonald’s turn to present something to the school — a donation in the amount of $10,000 for the school’s scholarship fund.

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Now, thanks to the awesome sponsor of this post (McDonald’s, in case that isn’t quite clear yet), you can be a winner too!

****WIN IT****

Two lucky Detroit Mommies’ readers will win a $50 McDonald’s Arch Card!  To enter, just leave a comment, telling us your favorite McDonald’s menu item and complete the Rafflecopter form below.  Extra entries for doing extra stuff (like following us on Facebook).

Two winners will be selected on November 22, 2013.  You must be 18 years of age to enter, legal resident of the United States and not affiliated with Detroit Mommies or McDonald’s to be eligible.

 

 

 
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Cori Westphal
7 years ago

I love the Steak, Egg, and cheese bagel! Yummo!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Julie
Julie
7 years ago

I love their fries
thanks for the giveaway

keri szawara
keri szawara
7 years ago

They may be bad but, I like a good McChicken 🙂

Laura
Laura
7 years ago

The soft serve cone can’t be beat! I also had a southwestern salad the other day that was just delicious!

Lori
Lori
7 years ago

Egg white delight!

elaine
7 years ago

i love their french fries

Courtnie
Courtnie
7 years ago

I love their fries.

Lacey Burd
Lacey Burd
7 years ago

Hands down they have the best fries!

Karen
Karen
7 years ago

I love the McDouble

Angie PreciselyMine
Angie PreciselyMine
7 years ago

My favorite thing at McDonald’s has always been the Big Mac (and fries). 🙂

Debbie Welchert
Debbie Welchert
7 years ago

I really like their Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Crispy Chicken.

Connie
Connie
7 years ago

I like the new Bacon Mcdouble. 🙂

Jennifer Marie
Jennifer Marie
7 years ago

I love their french fries!!

mrsshukra
mrsshukra
7 years ago

I love McDonald’s ice cream in a cone!

happymomc
happymomc
7 years ago

chicken nuggets and fries!!!

Tabathia B
Tabathia B
7 years ago

I love the southern chicken sandwich

D SCHMIDT
D SCHMIDT
7 years ago

I really like the honey mustard snack wrap!

Alycia
Alycia
7 years ago

I really like McGriddles!

acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

stephanie
stephanie
7 years ago

McDonald’s fries

Liz
Liz
7 years ago

I like their honey mustard grilled chicken snack wraps. and of course the fries!

Laura
Laura
7 years ago

$1 diet cokes rule at McDonalds

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch
7 years ago

the mcflurry.
and i like their french fries

Tanya
Tanya
7 years ago

French fries!! They are the best!

Jennifer
Jennifer
7 years ago

Peppermint Mocha!

Chrystal
Chrystal
7 years ago

Mmmm hot salty fries!

Cindy B
Cindy B
7 years ago

I like their Sausage & Egg Biscuit!

Noreen
7 years ago

Hot fudge sundae!

Dayna
Dayna
7 years ago

My new favorite is the chicken McWrap! I also love the egg white McMuffin with white cheddar cheese.

Mindy S
Mindy S
7 years ago

I like the chicken wraps without dressing.

Dawn H.
Dawn H.
7 years ago

I like the Premium Chicken/Bacon wrap, I change the dressing to ranch, but it is pretty yummy!!

Jessica To
Jessica To
7 years ago

My son likes the McChicken.

Mary Happymommy
Mary Happymommy
7 years ago

McDonald’s fries can’t be beat.

Emh
Emh
7 years ago

I like their fries and the McCafe Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie. Quite the combo!!

Vera K
Vera K
7 years ago

I like the fish sandwiches.

Jessie C.
Jessie C.
7 years ago

I like Egg McMuffin

Chris Sorel
Chris Sorel
7 years ago

McRIb I love the pickles and sauce combo on the pork!!

Tabitha P.
Tabitha P.
7 years ago

I love their chicken nuggets.
I know they are not good for ya but they taste good.
They have to be fresh though!

melissa
melissa
7 years ago

My favorite are the apple pies 🙂

Vunda V
Vunda V
7 years ago

i love the new cheddar bacon mcchicken!

Dawn
Dawn
7 years ago

Almost every single day after school my son says ” can we get McDonalds?” I hesitate then end up hitting the drive thru. A McDouble with a Oreo McFlurry is his favorite. Thanks!!