A fitness trainer has recreated KFC’s iconic original recipe burger at home using cheap supermarket purchases.
Brisbane’s Bec Hardgrave shared a now-viral TikTok video in which she explained that her ‘Fakeaway’ creation “tastes just like the real thing” – but “better”.
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The 25-year-old claimed Tegel Take Outs’ Louisiana-style chicken burger, available at Woolworths in a 600g bag for $7, is the perfect “dupe” of the fast-food chain’s version.
“These ‘chicken burgers’ are real. I’m honestly still in shock at how much this tasted like KFC,” Bec said.
She assembled the burger from five items – the chicken patty, Aldi’s brioche bun, light mayonnaise, pepper and fresh lettuce.
“Apparently these Woolworths Louisiana-style chicken burgers taste just like a KFC fillet,” Bec said in the video.
‘Put it to the test’
“So let’s test it out and make an original filet burger.”
Bec – who’s known for making healthy versions of popular fast-food menu items using supermarket produce – said the first thing she did was cook the chicken patty in her air fryer for 12 minutes.
This step can also be done in the oven at 200°C for 20 to 25 minutes.
For the sauce, she simply combined a “teaspoon of pepper with mayonnaise” to mimic the fast-food chain’s signature pepper mayo.
“All you have to do is toast your buns, add lettuce, and that’s it,” she said.
To assemble, she spread a generous amount of sauce on the bun, followed by the crispy roast chicken and salad.
“Here we go,” she said.
“How good does that look? I mean it looks the same, fingers crossed it tastes real.”
“Tastes better than KFC”
After taking her first bite, Bec looked impressed before taking another sip.
“This tastes just like KFC…but better,” she claimed.
“I’m sure they taste the same.”
She gave her burger a rating of 20 out of 10.
Her video has been viewed more than a million times – with many saying they’d like to try the burger at home.
Those who tried the burger confirmed that it “tastes so good.”
“It tastes the same. I worked at KFC for years. I’m addicted,” said a former employee.
Another said: “I eat these every day they are so good.”
One added: “These are amazing and so underrated.”
While another suggested, “These are awesome with potatoes and gravy KFC style, melt butter, add flour, then add chicken and beef stock in a cup of water and add more water.”
Not everyone agreed, however, as one said, “They don’t taste the same, but they taste really good.”
Another said: “Doesn’t taste like KFC but still tastes amazing.”
While one added: “I tried them the other day, they’re good but don’t taste like KFC. Completely different taste.”
What you need:
- 1 burger bun from Aldi
- Louisiana-style chicken burger from Woolworths
- 20g Praise light whole egg mayonnaise
- 1 tsp pepper
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