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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Homemade Egg McMuffins: Make Your Own Monday #24




These are one of my family's favorite breakfasts; whether they are homemade or bought on a car trip.  The nice things about making them homemade is that you can make up a bunch of them and then freeze them.  Frozen eggs aren't the best all by themselves, but with the bread, cheese and meat, they are just fine.

To keep the eggs the same size as the English muffins, either use a small can with both ends removed or a pancake form.  You can see I used both.

For a really quick meal, use precooked sausage patties available in the frozen section of Walmart or Sam's Club.  Canadian bacon is also precooked, so it goes together quickly if  you opt for that kind of meat.    I also use a big griddle to cook 10 at a time.  You could always use a frying pan or an electric frying pan.

Homemade Egg McMuffins:
1 package English Muffins (6-10 usually)
As many of the following as you have muffins:
Eggs
Cheese sliced (we like cheddar, but you could use any flavor)
Breakfast Meat (Canadian bacon, sausage, ham or bacon)
Heat or cook the meat. Remove to a plate where the meat can drain if necessary.  Beat each egg and pour it into a form to cook.  Meanwhile, lightly toast the English muffins.  As soon as the eggs are cooked, build the McMuffins by layering the egg, then the cheese, then the meat.

If you are going to freeze them, wrap them individually in waxed paper, foil or plastic wrap.  Put them into a bigger ziplock bag or storage container and freeze. To eat, you can defrost them overnight in the fridge or microwave them from the frozen state.  If they are defrosted, you can put them in the oven to heat up: 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Watch them so they don't burn!


17 comments:

tahtimbo said...

Yum!! I want to make these. I'm actually drooling at the picture (I know, pretty sad). Thank you, I love egg McMuffins and now I know how to make them myself.
Thanks again!

Le said...

omgoodness these look amazing!

Le said...

me again..lol I was actually surprised that we had a macadamia tree too. My dad only told me we had one at the beginning of this year. He's secretly been growing it in the corner of our garden for a a couple of years. Its weird coz New Zealand most of the time isn't very warm at all!

Belinda said...

McD's doesn't stand a chance!

Dani said...

Totally snagging this idea. Of course I might try to make it with my new favorite breakfast meat... linguica!

Drick said...

that's one heck of a griddle & those muffins look perfect - you sure you don't work at McD's ... actually, they look so much better, I can see the sausage....

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

These look delish! I would top mine with American cheese. Gimme a hasbrown and a coffee and I'm pretty good to go :)

21st Century Housewife© said...

Those look WAY better than McDonald's! And a lot better for you too :)

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Grumpy was on a kick where I had to make two of these every morning before he left for work! Its been a long time since we have had one!

Rachel said...

These are a HUGE hit in my family, too!
For the adults.. I add a dash of cholula to the eggs.
For the kids.. a hint of honey to the english muffins as they toast.

NOM

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Those look great! I love the ones from McDonalds and yours look pretty darn close - nice job!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I'd say these look WAY better than the drivethru kind!

lemonsandanchovies said...

I will admit that this is my favorite breakfast from McD's. Your looks just like theirs but even better tasting, I bet!

baking.serendipity said...

There is nothing better than a homemade breakfast sandwich! I like being able to control the ingredients and make them healthier than McDonalds does, but my eggs are always a bit of a misshapen mess. They still taste delicious, but I could definitely benefit from some of the forms you have used here!

The Housewife said...

I love the cute heart shaped rings for the eggs.. such a sweet touch! :) This is far superior to anything you get at McDs!

Rick said...

Yes! I used to love those!

Carol Egbert said...

As soon as you figure out how to make a pair of golden arches you'll be in business. Have fun !

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