McDonald’s potatoes have more than just salt and vegetable oil.
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So far, you have probably already discovered that McDonald’s potatoes have oil and salt, but there is a secret ingredient that is less known and that you probably had not identified, and this is the beef flavoring.
The beef flavor was added in the 1950s, when they accidentally fried potatoes in beef fat. It turned out that this made the potatoes crisper and taste better, as reported in Mashed.
In the 1990s, McDonald’s stopped using beef fat and instead used pure vegetable oil, which was lower in unhealthy saturated fat. However, managed to maintain the flavor of the meat thanks to the natural flavoring of beef, which is always used in this company’s fries.
So now you know, if you want to make potatoes at home and you want them to taste similar to McDonald’s, then you may need to add a little beef to them while cooking.
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