I remember the first taste of an Egg McMuffin. It was kinda heavenly. I soon begged my parents to take me to the Golden Arches to get me this delicious breakfast. It is, after all, McDonald’s signature breakfast sandwich. Delicious eggs, extra lean Canadian bacon and melted American cheese, in a toasted English muffin. I no longer eat McMuffins. But I do make a similar sandwich at home. If you’re looking to replicate this childhood wonder, look no further. The recipe is below….and if you’re looking for a healthier alternative…you’ll get that too.
Ingredients: (Each Sandwich)
- 1 large grade A egg
- 1 english muffin
- Salted butter (at room temperature so it is almost melted)
- 1 slice American cheese
- 1 slice Canadian bacon
- 1 “12×12″ sheet of wax paper
- Non Stick Cooking Spray
Also an electric griddle
How to Make Your Egg McMuffin:
- Pre-heat the griddle to 275 degrees.
- Toast the English muffin face down on the griddle, apply pressure for about a minute). Put to the side
- Spray the grill with non-stick spray.
- Lay your egg ring on the pre-heated grill..
- Crack the egg and pour into egg ring on the grill.
- Poke the yolk with a toothpick, it will flow.
- Add butter to both halves of the English muffin.
- Put a slice of American cheese on the bottom half.
- About 2 1/2 minutes after you started cooking the egg, remove the ring, but leave the egg on the griddle.
- Gently flip over the egg.
- Lay acslice of Canadian bacon on the griddle.
- After 30 seconds, “flip” the Canadian bacon
- Remove the egg, and put it on the bottom half (cheesed half) of the English muffin.
- Put the Canadian bacon on top, and cover with the top of the English muffin.
- Wrap in pre-cut wax paper.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Microwave 10 seconds on high, eat.
***Make it healthier by using whole wheat English muffins and use Cheddar. American “cheese” is not really cheese. It is a “processed cheese product” or “cheese food”, made from cheese, unfermented dairy products, emulsifiers, salt, food coloring and whey. It cannot legally be labeled “cheese” because of the high amount of additives.