Move over, banana bread.
There’s a new cooking task in town, and it’s been sent by the fast-food heavens to fill that McDonald’s-shaped hole in our lives. By fast-food heavens, we of course mean McDonald’s themselves.
Notorious for keeping their recipes close to their chest, the global chain has just shared the top secret recipe to their much-loved breakfast McMuffins – an unexpected gesture of goodwill for fans to get their fix while their restaurants are closed.
The recipe is pretty simple and a great way to cure that hangover after a wild one with our good pal Netflix. Containing just four ingredients, the whole process takes about 15 minutes, meaning you can make one every day before work if you wanted to – if you can get hold of any eggs during lockdown, that is. Here’s all you need to be reunited with your beloved hangover cure:
- English muffins
- 75g sausage meat
- American Cheese
- A potato if you want the hash brown too
The rest of the method is super easy to follow, with just a few more steps to get you on your way to becoming the favourite in your household.
First, shape the sausage meat into a patty before popping it under the grill until cooked. You can use a metal ring if you want to get it perfectly circular for a more authentic look. Next, it’s the eggs. To get the eggs as close to the signature round shape as possible, you’ll need to use a metal ring in a pan. Add a touch of oil and crack it into the ring, before adding a little bit of water in the pan outside of the ring – just enough to steam it up. Then, place a pan lid or something similar to cover the area and trap the steam. This will help to give a poached effect to the egg, rather than a crispy fried finish.
To finish off, add a slice of American cheese to the sausage patty in its last couple of minutes under the grill, and chuck in the English muffins to lightly toast. Once the cheese has melted, all you have to do is pop it all together, et voila, your very own homemade Sausage & Egg McMuffin. We’ll be Michelin star-worthy chefs in no time.