Homemade McMuffin Sandwich From Scratch!

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Introduction: Homemade McMuffin Sandwich From Scratch!

About: About healthy living, great food and lifestyle.

McMuffin is one of McDonald's signature item, and my favourite was always the sausage & egg McMuffin sandwich. It never came to my mind to make this at home, but when I finally did it, I realize to recreate this signature sandwich at home is actually very easy!

Plus, the English Muffin is so much softer and tastier than the fast food version, and I can also season my sausage patties with good quality meat and seasoning. Also you can make variations - ham and egg McMuffin, Bacon and egg McMuffin, or just egg and cheese McMuffin. This sandwich also freeze really well, so it's perfect for MEAL PREP as well! Sometimes I'll make a big batch and then I can have quick and tasty breakfast whenever I want for a whole month.

This recipe does not require oven! You only need a pot and some mixing bowls to make it. So simple but so tasty. Cannot wait to get started? Now let's get our hands dirty!

Supplies

Flat pan (prefer non stick or cast iron), mixing bowl

Step 1: English Muffin 1: Mix the Dough

Ingredients:

Plain Flour 335g

Salt 1/4 tsp

Yeast 1/4 tsp

Water 115ml

Milk 142ml

Butter (melted) 15g

Steps:

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together -- flour, yeast and salt. Please be careful when you put the salt into the flour, it cannot touch the yeast directly otherwise it will kill it. Put salt on another side and then mix everything together.

2. Mix the wet ingredients together -- milk, water and melted butter. Mix all liquids together in a bowl.

3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients slowly, and stir to a rough dough.

Step 2: English Muffin 2: 1st Fermentation & Shaping

You don't have to knead the dough too much -- English Muffin does not need a "bread like" chewy texture, so you don't over knead your muffin dough. Only knead till the ingredients are combined, and leave it covered with a cling wrap to ferment.

It will rise to almost double the size. A good way to check it is that when you punch a whole in the dough, it will not bounce back straight away. Instead it will rise slowly back a little bit. That's when you know your dough is ready.

Take out your dough and dust a bit flour on your bench, punch out the big air bubbles, and use a rolling pin (or even a bottle) to roll it into a 2cm thick flatbread.

Step 3: English Muffin 3: 2nd Fermentation

Now use a cutter and cut the "flatbread" into round doughs. If you don't have a cutter, simply use a glass cup, or even a bowl -- Be creative!

Leftover dough can be kneaded again and repeat the process to cut out. However you should give it 15min resting time before rolling out after you knead it back.

Put your round muffin doughs on a tray or a plate, and cover it and let it ferment again.

Normally it will take about 1-2 hours to ferment, depending on your room temperature. But English Muffins are really forgiving doughs, you don't need to let it double the size for your second fermentation, slightly rising is enough for this dough.

Step 4: English Muffin 4: Cook Your Muffin!

Preheat your pan on medium heat. I prefer using a nonstick pan, but also had great result with cast iron pan. However I don't suggest using stainless steel pan as it might stick and the crust is not as nice.

When your pan is hot, put your muffin dough into the pan, and then cover with a lid (or you can use foil if you don't have a lid). Cover and let it cook for 5 min. You can see there're some steam generated on the lid, and your muffin is rising again and becoming puffy.

Now remove the lid, and flip the muffin over. You should see a nice crusty color on the muffin!

After flipping all the muffin, cover again with a lid and cook for another 3-4 min.

Now your muffins are ready! Put it aside and let it cool down a bit.

Step 5: McMuffin Sausage 1: Season Your Patty

Of course, if you don't want to make your own patty, you can buy the pre-made ones, or buy raw sausages and take out the skin to cook as a patty. But I'd like to make everything from scratch, this is just a guide for my recipe, please feel free to adjust the taste by your own preference!

McDonald uses a chicken patty, here I used pork. However you can use any minced meat you want.

Ingredients:

Minced meat (chicken, pork or beef) 500g

Dried Sage 1/2 tsp

Dried thyme 1/2 tsp

Dried Italian Herbs 1/2 tsp

Garlic powder 1 tsp

Black pepper 1 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Sugar 1tsp

Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp

Process:

1. Put minced pork, sage, thyme, Italian herbs and garlic powder together and mix well in a mixing bowl.

2. Mix salt & pepper and sugar, and put into the minced pork. I also added some paprika powder, it's optional.

3. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, and mix everything together till mixed evenly.

Step 6: McMuffin Sausage 2: Cook the Sausage Patty

Wear a pair of disposable gloves, it will keep your hands clean and also it's more hygienic. Roll the patty into small balls, about 50-70g each, depending how much meat you want for your sandwich.

Use two piece of parchment paper, gently press down the patty to make it a round shape. Don't make it too thin otherwise it will be dry when you cook it.

If you have a cutter or a tart ring, it would be useful to make the patty a bit rounder and more even in thickness. But if you don't have it, it's not a problem at all.

Heat your pan - it can be non sticky pan or cast iron (please season the pan well if you use cast iron). Put in the patty and cook on medium high heat. Cook for about 2 min on one side and turn it around. It should be golden brown after you flip it.

Cook the other side for another 1 min. Don't overcook your patty otherwise it will lose the juice!

Take the sausage out and let it rest.

Step 7: McMuffin Egg 1: Make Your Egg!

You can just pan fry an egg. However to make the perfect "McMuffin", a round shaped egg is really desired for this sandwich.

You can use your nonstick egg frying mold, or some metal cutter brushed with oil, here I used my tart ring for cooking my egg.

Preheat the pan with the ring/mold, and put a little bit oil.

Crack 1 egg in each mold, put a little bit salt and pepper.

Step 8: McMuffin Egg 2: Get the Egg Ready

After your egg is seasoned, cover with a lid. The steam created in the pot will help to cook on both side of the egg without flipping.

Once the yolk has changed to a pale yellow colour, you can take out the mold out, and remove your egg from the ring.

Let the egg cool down before assemble.

Step 9: Assemble Mise En Place

Slice your English Muffin bread from the middle. You will see a lot of nice air pockets and it's really soft in the middle.

You can also prepare some ham or Canadian bacon. Here I used triple smoked bacon strips and cook them till crispy.

Optional: You can also toast your sliced muffin bread in butter if you're eating them right away! If you're preparing these for your meal preps then you can skip this step.

Step 10: Assemble Time!

Put one side of the muffin on the plate, put on a piece of cheese, then the meat patty, the perfect egg, and the optional bacon or ham, and finally the other piece of English muffin.

You can also put in BBQ sauce or mayonnaise if you want. But our homemade patty is very juicy already and I didn't want to put any extra sauce.

Step 11: Enjoy~~

Eat it straight away is always the best. But you can also wrap these in parchment paper and then into an air tight bag or box and put in the freezer for up to a month. Before you want them you can just heat up 2 min with microwave or heat up with a sandwich press.

Homemade muffin bread is really soft and tasty, the sausage is full of natural flavor and very juicy, and the egg is perfectly cooked with slightly soft center. It's just so tasty.

Give it a try at home and I hope you enjoyed this Instructable, have fun cooking :)

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    26 Comments

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    jamesmitcham1935
    jamesmitcham1935

    10 months ago

    I made the sausage and the Italian seasoning was just to much.It did not taste like my Dad made. His recipe was Salt, Sage and red pepper flakes.

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    gerbreown
    gerbreown

    10 months ago

    I tried making the muffins awhile ago and when they did NOT rise I blamed it on the OLD yeast I have had for a long time. I now bought some fresh yeast and they still did NOT rise. I found some other recipes for the muffins and they use more than 1/4 tsp yeast and also add sugar. You might want to adjust your recipe to increase the yeast and add sugar (which the yeast needs as food to produce CO2 which makes the dough rise).

    I was not able to find any egg rings here in the Philippines so am not able to make round eggs.

    Also the real sausage mcmuffin with egg is one of my favorites so I will have to try another muffin recipe. I have tried several other sausage recipes but not yours yet as ground pork is plentiful here.

    Thanks for the idea to make my own sandwiches.

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    jarrodlarkham
    jarrodlarkham

    Question 11 months ago

    How many does it make?

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Answer 10 months ago

    Hi there, it really depends on the size of your muffin, for the size I made, about 12 muffins and 8 patties (I also made ham & cheese McMuffin for meal prep)

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    sabu.dawdy
    sabu.dawdy

    11 months ago

    I am shocked at how easy the muffin recipe is. I would love to give it a try and credit you for the recipe. ThNk you so much for posting it let’s join on Instagram @s.m.artfoodz

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you! I've followed you on Instagram, nice photos BTW. Mine is @yuesfoodstory

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    snowf7
    snowf7

    11 months ago

    Thanks so much for the great recipes. I have made these ahead using English muffins and sausage rounds from the grocery store. When I make the eggs, I use oversized non-stick Wilton tart/muffin tins These tins only have six spaces. I butter each section (old habits die hard) and then crack an egg into each space. I bake them in the oven at 300-350 and watch until they are solid enough to flip and let them continue to cook until the yolk is set. This makes the eggs the right size. I am sorry that I have never timed them.

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your experience! Yes silicone moulds are always a good choice, I love how versatile they are :) I think if you want to use them as meal prep the egg can be fully cooked, but if you want to eat straight away it would be nice if they're still runny

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    mikecz
    mikecz

    Tip 12 months ago

    Nice start to finish job!

    Try putting a few drops of hot sauce on these. If you're already putting hot sauce on your eggs as a matter of course, you know how much you want to splash on here. Either way - try some hot sauce!

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 12 months ago

    Thank you! Next time will put on some homemade chilli sauce with these :)

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    Makerneer
    Makerneer

    12 months ago

    Great instructable, I'm putting this on my breakfast list! Thanks for sharing!

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    Emerald04
    Emerald04

    12 months ago

    Well done!

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    bstighe
    bstighe

    1 year ago

    I absolutely LOVE that you give the full recipe from the muffin to the eggs. Thank you

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! That's what it should be when people say "from scratch" hah

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    JohnM1318
    JohnM1318

    1 year ago

    I know what I am doing Saturday morning! Making fresh muffins, (instead of buying them), sausages I have already made, eggs easily made....Sunday's brunch just got better! Thanks!

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for your comment! Yes and the leftovers can be put in the freezer and it would be perfect for meal prep during the weekdays as well

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    MargenauMaker
    MargenauMaker

    1 year ago

    Perfect timing! We were just talking about this with our kids while in the car yesterday.

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 1 year ago

    Great to hear that you liked this! Homemade ones are so much better, hope your kids will enjoy them :)

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    Mschreib13
    Mschreib13

    1 year ago

    Truly from scratch except we didn't take too much away from the butcher. The muffin recipe looks amazing as well as easy to make thanks to your great instructions. I think I'll go make some right now.

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    YuesFoodStory
    YuesFoodStory

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! Yes this muffin recipe didn't need oven so really easy for prep.