Normally I try and adapt a recipe to my own taste, mess with a little, and make it my own. Very rarely will I follow a recipe to a t. It just isn't my style but when it comes to copy cat recipes, if they hit the mark, you usually need to follow them closely if you want to replicate the results. Typically, I don't care about replicating the exact results, I just want a good product, and usually still mess with it. Not in this case though.
My husband is a fan of In-N-Out. When I say fan, I mean huge fan, he grew up in California and used to have it often. He misses them very much now that he doesn't live in the area. There are really only two things he misses about California, his mom, and In-N-Out. I can't say for sure which one he misses most.
So, when I stumbled upon a copy cat recipe for the double-double/animal style I knew I had to try it. Honestly, I thought it would be like any other burger and so my hopes were not high.
My husband was the one to chime in on the authenticity of it, since I have never had one. He loved it. He said it was just like he remembered and that the only thing missing was the paper that they wrap around them.
You can find the recipe, HERE, if you have an In-N-Out, Double Double, Animal Style lover in your house but no In-N-Out in your area.