Traditionally, the Amish, have been an insular culture, sort of cocooned in their own ways. They are a lot less so today than they were, say, 50 years ago. Today, Amish people get out and about and see fast food and other casual restaurants and sometimes venture in to try the grub. Many Amish housewives have told me that going to a restaurant for a meal is a real treat.
Yet, even today a lot of these restaurants are out of reach for a many Amish, it’s a pain to have to call a non-Amish driver to drive into town for bacon-double cheeseburger. And it’s also often too far to take a buggy from a rural Amish farm into town to pick up a Big Mac.
Still, that doesn’t mean the average Amish person doesn’t like a Big Mac or Pizza Hut. So what is an Amish person to do if they want a Big Mac or Pizza Hut breadsticks? Well, you get in the kitchen and you reverse engineer! Try to create it yourself. And that’s what these recipes are, homemade knock-offs on some Amish fast-food favorites!
Yes, many Amish partake in the occasional Quarter Pounder or Filet-O-Fish. Some fast-food restaurants even accommodate their Amish customers by putting hitching posts in the parking lot. A meal out is a treat for an Amish mom accustomed to having to cook every day!
Amish Big Mac Dressing
I've written before that Amish cooks love "copycat" recipes: whether that be a recipe for homemade "Pizza Hut breadsticks," or homemade "Heinz" catsup. But here's something I hadn't run into before: Big Mac Dressing. This looks like an attempt to mimic the McDonald's "special sauce." I'm not sure which Amish cook this comes from. As
Broccoli Cheese Bliss: Amish Version and Just Like Panera Version
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Quick and Easy Homemade Pizza Hut Breadsticks
Craving your favorite Pizza Hut breadsticks withoutthe hassle of ordering takeout? Making a batch of these homemade pizza hutbreadsticks is easy and delicious, with the same flavorful results you love from the restaurant!
Swiss Roll Bars
These are just like Little Debbie's version, except better. A homemade Swiss Roll bar is about as good as it gets!