People love Chicken Dino Nuggets — you know, those little dinosaur-shaped chicken breast fritters that come in a cute box and zap right up in your microwave. The vast majority of other people with tastebuds enjoy In-N-Out’s off menu Animal Style fries, a marriage of the burger chain’s fries, melted cheese, secret sauce (thousand island) and grilled onions. “Why not join the two,” said no one ever until this very moment.
Here’s what the Dinos look like in their packaging:
Then I adapted a pretty simple recipe for Thousand Island dressing, added margarita mix instead of lemons (I had no lemons) and extra Sriracha to balance it all out. You can cook the Dinos anyway you like — if you like your fries on the soggy side, throw that shit in the microwave. If you like a little body and crispy texture, use the oven or deep fryer to get your dinosaurs crispy.
Grill your onions, throw on your cheese and get to plating like a bootleg Bobby Flay Chef Ramsay Martha Stewart: