You have dined at your favorite restaurant and absolutely fell in love with a certain dish! Fallen in love as in even though you’ve eaten out to take a break from cooking … now you want to make the same dish at home. You are not alone!
A perfect gift for your favorite foodie is a copycat recipe cookbook which is sure to please and be appreciated. This is a gift I love to receive but may not purchase for myself and aren’t those the best gifts of all!
Author Todd Wilbur has been the leader in perfecting copycat recipes in his Top Secret Restaurant Recipe series of books. He is an expert at recreating restaurant recipes from all the popular restaurants. A few of my favorite copycat recipes include Panera Broccoli Cheese soup, PF Changs Lettuce Wrap (bonus recipe included below) anything from the Cheesecake Factory and Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
Favorite Copycat Recipe Cookbooks
From Warm Butter Cake, Banana Cream Cheesecake to Tony Roma’s Baked Potato soup to girl scout cookies there is a copycat recipe sure to please. It is very interesting to eat a dish – wonder how the dish was made – then compare what you imagined as the ingredients to what the copycat recipe creators came up with to replicate the dish.
Favorite Copycat Recipe Cookbooks For Kindle
Bonus Copycat Recipe PF Changs Lettuce Wraps
Here is one of my favorite copycat recipes from PF Changs! Tried and true this recipe for Lettuce Wraps is a winner and a great way to use leftover chicken.
Serves 3-4 people.
1-1.5 breasts of leftover seasoned chicken
1 can of water chestnuts
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 to 3 tablespoons dried chives or fresh chives
1 tablespoon of cooking oil for stir fry
Iceberg lettuce or white rice (optional)
Instructions for Lettuce Wrap Recipe
Dice water chestnuts and chicken into pebble size pieces.
Mix together: soy sauce sauce, brown sugar, garlic, chives and rice vinegar.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan at medium high heat.
Add the chicken mixture and stir fry sauce to the pan. Cook for five five minutes on medium high heat then lower to medium for an additional three to five minutes. And that is it!
Ready to serve over rice sticks or white rice as an option to the lettuce wrap.
This is a child or adult friendly economical recipe which mimics the PF Changs Lettuce Wrap. Use lettuce for the adults and rice for any non lettuce friendly child. The recipe does skew to the sweet side and the brown sugar can be adjusted to taste or if desired up the herbs or add kick with your favorite spice, red pepper flakes or a spicy serving sauce.