The McBaguette From "Emily in Paris" Is Real — and TikTokers Are Raving About It
Between stirring up heated fan debates about that Gabriel and Alfie love triangle and giving us countless designer fashion moments, "Emily in Paris" season three delivers all that we hoped for and more. But the series leaves fans with one pressing question: is the McBaguette real?
Is the McBaguette Real?
First mentioned in the season premiere, the sandwich is a real offering at over 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in France, according to NBC. What started out as a limited-edition promotional item in 2012 has since become a staple, returning to the McDonald's France menu annually for a limited time. In fact, the double-stacked sandwich is so beloved that the "Emily in Paris" writers decided to make it a key plot point in season three.
What Is the McDonald's McBaguette?
While some people would call the fast-food chain's Big Mac or apple pie their favorite item on the menu, the McBaguette has become a modern-day French classic. The sandwich consists of two hamburger patties or two chicken tenders, swiss cheese, lettuce, and grainy french mustard on a crispy baguette from local suppliers. It's basically fast food meets gourmet cuisine, and TikTok has already mastered how to re-create it at home.
How to Make the McBaguette at Home
While some "Emily in Paris" fans are lucky enough to have the McBaguette offered at their local McDonald's restaurants, most can only admire the sandwiches from afar. If you're an ocean away from the Eiffel Tower, you can make the Netflix-famous sandwich yourself by cooking two burger patties of your choice in a pan and topping them with sliced swiss cheese.
While the cheese melts, make the sauce: 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil, 1 tablespoon heavy cream, 1 egg yolk, a squeeze of lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Some recipes for the sauce also include sautéed, diced onions. After applying a generous layer of the mustard spread, courtesy of la_faim on TikTok, to either side of your sliced baguette, add your cheeseburger patties and lettuce, close it up, and voilà!
Of course, not everyone has access to freshly baked baguettes, but as long as your base is fresh and crispy, it's a worthy substitute. Whether you're an "Emily in Paris" fan or you're just down to give the sandwich a try for yourself, see how to make the viral McBaguette ahead.