Egg McMuffin at Home
March 04, 2020
I strongly associate McDonald’s Egg McMuffins with my childhood, and it is still one of my guilty pleasures. I love to make these muffins at home as well, as it is very simple and doesn’t take much time.
The ingredients are simple- an english muffin, a slice of canadian bacon, a single egg, and a slice of american cheese.
Steaming the egg allows you to keep it fluffy. I use a mason jar lid to give it the rounded shape I associate with the McMuffin- you can also use a ramekin or a cookie mold- anything that you can spray with oil to keep the egg from sticking to the inside.
I also like to keep it slightly less cooked than a traditional McDonald’s Egg McMuffin so the yolk is still just barely translucent when you bite into it.
- 2 english muffin, split
- 2 slices canadian bacon
- 2 egg
- 2 slices american cheese
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Mason Jar Lid
- Flexible Spatula
- Crack each egg into its own ramekin or bowl and set aside.
- Heat the cast iron skillet on medium heat and spray with a thin layer of oil. Add a teaspoon of butter and add the split english muffins, face-down.
- After 2 minutes, flip the muffins.
- Transfer the toasted muffins to a plate and add another teaspoon of butter to the skillet. Add the pieces of canadian bacon.
- After 90 seconds, flip the ham and press down on it with the spatula to keep it flat. Continue cooking the other side for another 60 seconds.
- Remove the ham and place it ontop of the bottom of the split muffin.
- Reduce the skillet heat to medium-low. Spray or brush the mason jar lids with a thin layer of vegetable oil and set them in the skillet with the tapered side on top.
- Carefully pour the cracked egg into the mason jar lid opening.
- Break the yolk carefully using the back of a spoon, sprinkle with salt. Add 1/2 cup of water to the skillet, outside the mason jar lids.
- Cover the skillet for 2 minutes, until no part of the egg is still clear, but the egg is still slightly jiggly.
- Use a thin spatula to remove the egg and mason jar from any remaining water in the skillet and place carefully on paper towels.
- Remove the mason jar lid and carefully transfer the egg from the paper towel to the assembled muffin and ham slice.
- Top with the slice of cheese and the other muffin half.
- Place a bowl upside down over the sandwich while it is still hot, and allow to steam for a minute, to let the sides of the cheese slice melt slightly. Serve immediately.
This recipe was adapted from:
Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.