How many times you found yourselves dining in one of your favorite restaurants, enjoying your meal and asking yourself what makes this dish so awesome and why can’t you replicate its exact taste when trying to make it at your home. Well, most of the times it’s just this secret ingredient that they add or this special trick they got that takes standard dishes to whole new heights. Here’s a selection of some of the most popular dishes that their recipes were protected as if they were a national secret, but now the locks have been opened and its time for those secret recipes to reveal.
The Perfect Appetizer – Bloomin’ Onion From Outback Steakhouse:
This is probably the ultimate appetizer to share with friends. Paprika, cumin, oregano, and thyme are just some of the seasonings that make the crispy outer layer of this down under snack so delicious. Outback Steakhouse guards their recipes closely, but we made sure to get you the full recipe right here
Breakfast Delight – IHOP Cheesecake Pancakes:
What’s not to love about a fluffy, light IHOP pancake. Even better, an IHOP pancake that contains chunks of cheesecake dropped into the batter, and then smothered in a sweet strawberry sauce just before serving. This top secret recipe is kept under lock and key at IHOP, but you can get the copycat recipe here.
Unlimited Fun – Olive Garden Breadsticks:
Everyone knows you go to Olive Garden first and foremost for the endless breadsticks. Buttery, salty with just enough garlic, these warm and soft breadsticks are enough to tide you over til your meal comes, and are yummy enough to ask for more to put in your doggie bag, A near perfect imitation recipe can be found here.
Cheesy Recipe – Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits:
Nothing primes the pump for good seafood like Red Lobster’s Cheddar Biscuits. The secret is in the garlic butter spread on the biscuits after they’re pulled from the oven. Get the same delicious biscuits from your own oven by using this carefully honed imitation recipe.
Homemade Delight – Ikea Swedish Meatballs:
Who doesn’t enjoy a day of furniture shopping bookended by amazing food? At Ikea, you can do just that. Their scrumptious Swedish Meatballs are smothered in a delectable gravy that warms you up from the inside out. Served with Lingonberry jam, you can find the closest recipe on the web right here.
Winter’s Best Soup – Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup:
Perfect for a rainy day, Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup is creamy and cheesy with just enough broccoli to call it a health food. Eaten from a bread bowl that turns into creamy goodness as the soup soaks in, you can make your own at home by following this recipe
Sweet tooth Favorite – Applebees Maple Butter Blondies:
Topping off a great Applebee’s meal couldn’t be more right than with their incredible Maple Butter Blondies. The combination of the cold vanilla ice cream with the warm chewy blondie is to die for. Top with the maple sauce and some nuts and you are ready to enter the gates of heaven. Have your own heavenly experience at home with this carbon copy recipe.
Healthy Recipes’ Favorite – P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
Impress your friends with your Chinese food making skills by following this practically cloned recipe that will knock their socks off. Invest in some square plates and prepare to wow your friends with your restaurant quality Chicken Lettuce Wraps.