McDonald’s has spent years of time and boatloads of money perfecting their burgers, so Latimer has some advice here: “Resist putting on extra toppings. Keep it simple and follow the layering steps for a true at-home Quarter Pounder.”
For that, you’ll need a sesame seed bun, a 1/4 pound beef patty, 2 pinches of salt, 2 slices of American cheese, 1 tablespoon of finely diced white onion (or rehydrated dried minced onion), 2 or 3 thin dill pickle slices, 1 tablespoon of ketchup, and 1 tablespoon yellow mustard.
On the onion front, Latimer says: “McDonald’s burger product photos are shown with fresh, white onion pieces. However, it is believed that the stores actually use rehydrated dried minced onion and this will provide a more ‘authentic’ McD’s copycat.”