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.
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.
Students then presented their dishes to Chef Jessica Foust for critique. Here’s just a taste of what they cooked up (pun completely intended):
This individual skillet dish was made using hash browns, sausage, bacon and cheese.
A fun take on empanadas using tortillas.
A 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.
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!
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.
I love the Steak, Egg, and cheese bagel! Yummo!
coriwestphal at msn dot com
I love their fries
thanks for the giveaway
They may be bad but, I like a good McChicken 🙂
The soft serve cone can’t be beat! I also had a southwestern salad the other day that was just delicious!
Egg white delight!
i love their french fries
I love their fries.
Hands down they have the best fries!
I love the McDouble
My favorite thing at McDonald’s has always been the Big Mac (and fries). 🙂
I really like their Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Crispy Chicken.
I like the new Bacon Mcdouble. 🙂
I love their french fries!!
I love McDonald’s ice cream in a cone!
chicken nuggets and fries!!!
I love the southern chicken sandwich
I really like the honey mustard snack wrap!
I really like McGriddles!
acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com
I like their honey mustard grilled chicken snack wraps. and of course the fries!
$1 diet cokes rule at McDonalds
and i like their french fries
French fries!! They are the best!
Mmmm hot salty fries!
I like their Sausage & Egg Biscuit!
Hot fudge sundae!
My new favorite is the chicken McWrap! I also love the egg white McMuffin with white cheddar cheese.
I like the chicken wraps without dressing.
I like the Premium Chicken/Bacon wrap, I change the dressing to ranch, but it is pretty yummy!!
My son likes the McChicken.
McDonald’s fries can’t be beat.
I like their fries and the McCafe Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie. Quite the combo!!
I like the fish sandwiches.
I like Egg McMuffin
McRIb I love the pickles and sauce combo on the pork!!
I love their chicken nuggets.
I know they are not good for ya but they taste good.
They have to be fresh though!
My favorite are the apple pies 🙂
i love the new cheddar bacon mcchicken!
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!!