The Best Instagram Fakeaway Recipes

Many people are turning to fakeaways to replace their regular weekly takeaway. They're planning in advance, researching recipes and creating an exciting meal over the weekend.

Irish people love a takeaway. It's a bit of an institution. If someone asks you "are you ordering?" you immediately know that they're referring to a takeaway. For many of us it is the highlight of the week. I personally have a little ritual whereby I deep clean the kitchen on a Friday and genuinely feel giddy at the thought of it not being disturbed for the night. No cooking and most importantly no cleaning up after. That's just the kind of rock and roll life I lead.

In recent weeks it's safe to say that takeaways have taken on a whole new meaning. A huge number of establishments are closed for business and will remain this way for the foreseeable future. There are also many families who do not feel comfortable taking a delivery of any kind at this time, meaning a takeaway is ruled out completely.

Many people are turning to fakeaways to replace their regular weekly takeaway. They're planning in advance, researching recipes and creating an exciting meal over the weekend. That is the thing about a ritual like this - it is so much more than food. It represents self care and quality down time with the people you love the most.

We have turned to Instagram for fakeaway inspiration and can confirm that these recipes are incredible. You are welcome.

Lili Forberg's Sweet And Sour Chicken

I don't say this lightly, but this is genuinely better than the take-away version. I made this for my family and it was clean plates all round. Absolutely delicious and surprisingly easy to make.

Kenmare Foodie's Nacho Chicken Burger

This is an air-fryer recipe which adds a little layer of smug to the whole experience. This burger has got everything. Crispy chicken, crunchy nachos, cheese sauce, fresh Guacamole and a fluffy brioche bun. Karen can do no wrong in our eyes, but this is next level!

Cliona O' Connor's Sticky Maple Chicken Wings

Mum of four Cliona is full of delicious food ideas, but these sticky chicken wings are mouth-watering. They've got attitude but aren't spicy so they work perfectly for little hands. You'll make these time and time again!

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Weekend beckons. I like easy food that’s tasty and fun. Food that’s healthy and gets every one involved. Look my mum was a home economics and she once told me a story.... about a girl.... who when asked where milk came from answered confidently that it comes from a carton! 👩‍🦳 ‘But where does that carton of milk come from?’ 👱🏻‍♀️ ‘From the supermarket’ So you know.... she wasn’t wrong but It’s good to learn more. That’s why (despite the extra time it takes & that there will be 10 times the clean up 😱) it’s good to get the gang involved. This sticky maple chicken wing recipe is super easy and fun to make .... and eat!! Plus you will not believe how inexpensive wings are to buy. ▪️ Ingredients 20 chicken wings 50ml soy sauce 75ml maple syrup 2 tbsp mustard (I used Dijon – any will do) 50g sesame seeds 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional!!!!!! – leave out if the kids hate them) ▪️ Using a sharp knife of scissors cut the wind tip off your wings and discard. Then cut through the remaining joint on the wing so you are left with 3 pieces for each wing. ▪️ Mix all your ingredients together and pour over the wings in a baking dish. Cover and leave in the fridge until you are ready to cook them a few hours later. ▪️ Uncover the wings and mix them. Place in a pre-heated oven at 200C for 20 minutes. Then turn down to 180C and bake for a further 20-30 minutes. The cooking time will depend on your dish also. Mix them up from time to time. Keep an eye on them but bake until they darken and the sauce thickens nicely. ▪️ #theartofslowliving #howiholiday #dscolor #vscofood #foodie #heresmyfood #buzzfeast #TODAYfood #beautifulcuisines #rscozy #momlife #momblogger #mommyblogger #motherhood #mommyhood #realmom #realmum #realmomstyle #realmumstyle

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Little Dish's Mc Breakfast Muffin

It's may be hard to believe, but this was made by an 11 year old. IMAGINE your child hand delivering this sausage and egg muffin to you? For parents Gina and Karol this is a reality. Of course Holly didn't lick it off a stone - her parents are cookbook authors and generally famous for making the internet giddy about grub!

Nadia El Ferdaoussi's Spice Bag

We have always loved Nadia's travel content but her food and recipes have been really brilliant recently. As Nadia said, this is a great opportunity for us to try and recreate our favourite takeaway dishes. Doesn't this look amazing?


Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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