Video: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, even within the realm of professional chefs, is an absolute madman. Even his midnight snacks are more involved than most people's date-night dinners. Behold his latest creation: Ribby McRibface. Ribby McRibface, unlike the standard McRib, is technically available in Australia and at any time. Yet a vast gulf lies between "available" and "realistically attainable". Everything except the damn onion is made from scratch. Everything.
Lopez-Alt's patty alone — and I'll remind everyone here that a standard McRib is a measly $US3 ($4), and is only really exciting because, like pumpkin spice drinks, it's scarce and hilariously bad — is smoked, glazed, ground, reformed, grilled and glazed again.
I love cooking, but there is no universe in which I will ever have the free time to spend all day upscaling a low-rent pulled pork sandwich. Guess I'll have to wait until Kenji mails one to me *hint hint*.