Egg McMuffin at Home

March 04, 2020

The ingredients are simple- an english muffin, a slice of canadian bacon, a single egg, and a slice of american cheese.

Egg McMuffin ingredients

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.

Egg McMuffin bite

  • 2 servings
  • 10 mins
  • 10 mins
  • 20 mins
  • Ingredients

    • 2 english muffin, split
    • 2 slices canadian bacon
    • 2 egg
    • 2 slices american cheese
    • salt
    • 2 teaspoons butter



    1. Crack each egg into its own ramekin or bowl and set aside.
    2. 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.
    3. After 2 minutes, flip the muffins.
    4. Transfer the toasted muffins to a plate and add another teaspoon of butter to the skillet. Add the pieces of canadian bacon.
    5. 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.
    6. Remove the ham and place it ontop of the bottom of the split muffin.
    7. 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.
    8. Carefully pour the cracked egg into the mason jar lid opening.
    9. 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.
    10. Cover the skillet for 2 minutes, until no part of the egg is still clear, but the egg is still slightly jiggly.
    11. Use a thin spatula to remove the egg and mason jar from any remaining water in the skillet and place carefully on paper towels.
    12. Remove the mason jar lid and carefully transfer the egg from the paper towel to the assembled muffin and ham slice.
    13. Top with the slice of cheese and the other muffin half.
    14. 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.