How to make the McDonald’s Sweet ‘N Sour sauce at home: Top chef shares his secret recipe for recreating the famous dip – but it’s not easy
- A top chef has recreated McDonald’s iconic Sweet ‘N Sour sauce at home
- Joshua Weissman, from the US, shared video showing how he made condiment
- He used apricot jam, peach, vinegar, paprika, soy sauce and onion powder
A professional chef who worked in fine dining and world class restaurants has recreated McDonald’s iconic Sweet ‘N Sour sauce at home.
Joshua Weissman, from the US, shared a now-viral TikTok video showing exactly how he made the famous condiment using apricot jam, peach preserve, sherry vinegar, smoked paprika, soy sauce and onion powder.
‘Okay fine, people are now asking me to make this,’ the cookbook author said as he showed the camera the fast food chain’s classic sauce.
After tasting the sauce, he confidently said: ‘We can do that.’
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Top chef Joshua Weissman has recreated McDonald’s iconic Sweet ‘N Sour sauce at home
Ingredients you need to make McDonald’s Sweet ‘N Sour sauce
He started by making the apricot jam from scratch.
‘[Apricot], dice, into a pot, sugar, a touch of vinegar and bring that to a boil. You want that reduced for 10 minutes,’ Joshua explained.
To replicate the Sweet ‘N Sour sauce, he placed a quarter cup of peach preserve into a small pot, followed by half a cup of apricot jam.
He also added one tablespoon of sherry vinegar, one teaspoon of soy sauce, one teaspoon of smoked paprika, one teaspoon of onion powder, one-and-a-half teaspoon of Dijon mustard.
‘Whisk it, whisk it,’ he said.
Over medium-high heat, he allowed the sauce to simmer.
‘Cook it for one minute,’ Joshua explained.
In a small bowl, he mixed one teaspoon of cornstarch with two tablespoons of water.
‘Whisk it in your slurry and continue to cook until thicken,’ he said.
Once the sauce has thickened, he seasoned it with sea salt.
‘I think we have a winner buddy,’ Joshua said after enjoying a McDonald’s McNugget with his homemade Sweet ‘N Sour sauce.
His video has since been viewed more than 4.2 million times, with many saying they were keen to recreate the sauce at home.
‘Thank you. I’ve been waiting my entire life for this,’ one wrote.
While many were surprised with the ingredients he used, others said they will just stick with the classic sauce because it’s simply ‘easier’.