The egg McMuffin started in 1972, but it became popular by 1973. This beloved breakfast favorite has been on the menu ever since.
The best part about making the egg McMuffin at home is that you will save a lot of money and a lot of time because they are so easy to make that you can actually make a whole batch and have them for breakfast every single day of the week.
Before we get to the exact recipe, let’s talk about making those perfectly round eggs, like the ones McDonald’s makes. In order to get that shape, you need to cook your eggs in something round. Of course, this is not critical in the making of this recipe, it makes it feel more authentic.
You can make your eggs round with an egg ring or some canning jarring. Place the ring on a warm skillet and cook the egg inside of the ring.
• 4 tablespoons softened butter (it has divided uses)
• 4 English Muffins
• 4 slices Canadian Bacon
• 4 eggs
• 1/2 cup water
• 4 slices American cheese
Split open English Muffins and place them into a toaster.
In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook Candian bacon on both sides for about 1 to 2 minutes in two teaspoons of butter. The bacon should begin to just brown.
While the Canadian bacon is cooking, remove the English muffins from the toaster and spread softened butter on both halves.
Place the 1 slice of Canadian bacon on each English Muffin bottom. Add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the same skillet where you cooked the bacon.
Place the quart-sized canning lids screw size up (or you can use an egg ring) into the skillet.
Spray the canning lid with non-stick spray. Crack an egg into each of the rings.
Break the yolk with a fork. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the skillet, and place a lid on top. Cook until the eggs are set, it should take about two minutes.
Gently remove the eggs from the rings, and place one egg on each piece of Canadian bacon.
Top each egg with one slice of American cheese, top cheese with the top of the English muffin.
Wrap each egg McMuffin with foil or parchment paper. Wait for about 30 seconds before serving. Enjoy!