Fancy Fast Food

Beef bourguignon from a Whopper? Foie gras from a Nathan’s hot dog? Farfalle from a Subway footlong? Meet the magician who can turn fast food into gourmet meals. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Tacobellini

Two Taco Bell Burrito Supremes and a beef soft taco are unwrapped, and their fillings mixed in a bowl. Each tortilla is cut into circles, refilled, and shaped into ravioli, then finished with hot sauce and a sprig of parsley for color.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Spicy Chicken Sushi

This Fancy Popeyes Chicken consists of one two-piece Popeyes Bonafide spicy fried chicken dinner and a Loaded Chicken Wrap, an order of red beans and rice and a few condiments. The wrap gets dipped into reduced Coke syrup, layered with rice, beans and chicken, and rolled up in a sushi mat. Garnished with a dab of wasabi.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Tapas de Castillo Blanco

These affordable party-starters consist of two White Castle Sack Meals, an order of fried clams, tartar sauce, and ketchup. Pulped hamburger patties are molded into balls and pan-fried until brown, while the fried clams are stripped, steamed, and wrapped in bacon. Pureed french fries are mixed with breadcrumbs from toasted buns to create a paste stuffed with chopped chicken. Garnished with Coke syrup, Thousand Island dressing, and parsley.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Dao Mi Noh Chow Mein

This large Domino’s American Legends Pacific Veggie Pizza, with added green peppers and no provolone, Parmesan, or feta has been deconstructed. After mixing the veggies with “hoisin sauce” made from reduced Diet Coke, they are spooned onto thin strips of “noodles” made by thinly slicing the crust.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

BK Quiche

This cute little number consists of a Burger King Croissan’wich meal and a ham, egg & cheese biscuit meal. The pureed biscuit and croissant are moistened with water, then molded into a quiche pan and topped with pureed ham, hash browns and eggs and baked.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Boston Kreme Brulee

It doesn’t take much to upgrade 8 Dunkin’ Donuts Boston Kreme donuts and 3 Strawberry-filled. The custardy innards are simply scooped out into a fancy ramekin, chilled, sprinkled with sugar and caramelized with a kitchen torch. The fruit tart has a pureed donut crust, strawberry filling, and Vanilla Kreme dollop from yet another donut.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Not-So-Famous Faux Foie Gras

Six Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, pureed into a paste, which is then placed on toasts carved from the buns or molded into loaf-shaped slices and browned with a kitchen torch. Mustard, sauerkraut, onions, relish, and organic rosemary complete the dish.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Le Chicken McConfit

A 10-piece order of McNuggets is skinned, and cooked in water mixed with their pureed coating, then placed on a french fry puree, topped with apple from a Fruit & Walnut Salad, decorated with condiments, and sprinkled with organic chives “for garnish and a touch of irony.”

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Whop Perguignon

This " slight variation" on Boeuf Bourguignon uses a two disassembled Burger King Combo Meals. The beef patties are chopped, then sautéed with bacon from the sandwiches, moistened with burgundy Vitaminwater, dipped into breadcrumbs from the buns, and stewed with ketchup and carrots from a Garden Salad. The whole thing is then topped with stripped sautéed onion rings, mushrooms and poured over the ubiquitous french fry puree.

Erik R. Trinidad of FancyFastFood.com. ©2009 trinimation

Jack in the Bento Box

A disassembled Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta with Spicy Crispy Chicken from Jack in the Box gets turned into a chicken cutlet, and placed on a “curry” sauce of minced beef from a Steak Teriyaki bowl mixed with Coke reduction. Thin strips of ciabatta bread also get dipped in the reduction, and wrapped round rice, cucumber and carrot.