A CHEF has been slammed for taking Lunchables and turning the quick snack into a gourmet meal.
Danny Kim is a TikToker who asks his professional chef friends to turn various leftovers, foods, and snacks into gourmet meals.
“Hey chef, can you turn my Lunchables gourmet?,” Danny says, handing the chef the pizza version of the snack kit.
“This is not gourmet but I’ll turn it gourmet today,” the chef responds.
“You’re gonna have the spaghetti and meatballs my way.”
Danny’s friend first takes the Lunchables pizza crust and chops it up.
He adds the diced crust to ground beef and ground pork, plus garlic, salt, pepper, and a few other ingredients to make meatballs.
Then he takes the tomato sauce from the Lunchable, but adds a slew of fresh ingredients including shallots, garlic, celery, carrots, and tomatoes.
He combines those ingredients with tomato paste, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and olive oil to make the pasta sauce.
The chef then boils pasta and chops fresh herbs.
He combines the various elements by plating the pasta, meatballs, and then using the Lunchables shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs to top the dish.
The chef brings it all together for a few minutes in the oven to let the cheese melt.
He and his friends, including Danny, try it and say it’s “delicious.”
But TikTokers aren’t convinced by Danny’s friend’s recipe and slammed the “gourmet” meal.
“Kinda expected the lunchable to be the main focus of the dish but it was more like 7% Lunchable and 93% Other Stuff,” one TikToker wrote.
“5% lunchables 95% random ingredients,” one person commented.
“I notcie no one said anything but he added so much extra he didnt turn a lunchable gourmet he just added it to pasta,” someone else wrote.
The video has been viewed more than 1.1million times.