McCan’t Cook Muffin

13 Jun

I do love a McDonald’s breakfast. I love that adrenaline pumping race to get to the drive-through before 10.30am when the menu changes into boring burgers and fries (usually with a hangover – for which their hash brown is the only real cure in this world).
An Egg McMuffin is a total joy, my son likes them too now, he doesn’t even make me wait until after 10.30am so he can get a Happy Meal anymore.

I decided to make them for us one morning, I mean how hard could it be? I had cheese, eggs and muffins in the fridge.
Away we go… breakfast any time of the day without getting in the car!

Wasn’t sure how to approach the egg (such a specific shape) so broke it into a ramekin, then panicked I wouldn’t be able to get it out again so dumped in some butter too. But how to cook? Microwave? Surely not! Hot water? Let’s give it a go:
muffin1This took absolutely ages to get anywhere near cooked, but I waited patiently and put my muffins and cheese in the oven to warm up.
The butter just melted on top of the egg. Which meant that yes I did have trouble getting the bloody thing out:
muffin2Tap Tap Tap.
Hmmmm, nothing doing.
Scrape Scrape Scrape.
muffin3Oh well, no point crying over broken eggs, or some other similar saying.
At least it’s cooked right?
I stacked it all up and voila:
muffin4A not bad at all approximation of an Egg McMuffin. Tasted pretty super too, a must try the next time I have a hangover, although that would still mean going out for a hash brown…

Oh and McDonald’s sorry for any inappropriate use of any words or pictures. Please don’t be mean to me, I know there is no substitute for the real thing.

(Sorry to Coke too for the use of ‘the real thing’ just then – I know that one is yours.)


4 Responses to “McCan’t Cook Muffin”

  1. Jenny Eatwell 13/06/2013 at 10:28 am #

    What you need there, is a non stick one egg frying pan – otherwise known as a blini pan. 🙂 They take just one egg, which if fried in a little rapeseed or olive oil is actually better for you than the butter and the non stickedness (is that a word?) helps the egg to slide out into the muffin, perfectly muffin shaped. 🙂 I have one. I love it. I taught my son to fry eggs by using it – far less scary than a bit old hoary frying pan. 🙂

  2. Claire 13/06/2013 at 11:01 am #

    yours is loads better than the McVersion, I bet it was far tastier too!

  3. Dan Backler 13/06/2013 at 11:46 am #

    I’m lovin’ it!

    …and I’m with you on the Hash Browns. Wonderful hangover cure.

  4. Alice Can't Cook 24/06/2013 at 11:56 am #

    Ah, thanks all yes it was lovely. And I really like the idea of a little one egg frying pan, shall look into it – thanks Jenny xx

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