Monday, March 9, 2009

A Grown-up Egg McMuffin


On Saturday morning I had a craving for an egg mcmuffin - but not the regular greasy (yum) kind. I wanted something a bit more grown up. Because it was snowing like crazy I definitely did not want to leave the house, so I just made do with what I had. It turned out to be perfect... and almost ridiculously delicious. I poached the egg instead of frying it, and added goat cheese, sage, and tomato. I am sure this one will be staying in my repertoire.

Egg McMuffin:
1 toasted english muffin
1 poached egg
goat cheese
sage
tomato
salt & pepper

This was my first time poaching an egg. I suppose I was always worried they wouldn't turn out, and didn't want to waste eggs (why yes, I am very cheap thrifty). It was a lot easier than I had thought. In a shallow pan, bring a few inches of water with salt to a simmer over high heat. Lower the heat to medium, add a splash of vinegar, and gently pour the egg into the water. Supposedly, the vinegar keeps the egg together. Cook 3-5 minutes with a lid on until it reaches your desired firmness of yolk. If you want to rinse off the vinegar taste, just drop the cooked egg into a bowl of cool water before serving.

While the egg is cooking, bash up the sage with some sea salt and mix with the goat cheese, and get the english muffin toasting. Spread the cheese on the toasted muffin and place a slice or two of tomato on the other side. When the egg is cooked, add it to the muffin and season with salt & pepper. Done!

6 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds really good. I had been idly contemplating trying to find at-home take on Egg McMuffins, and this even surpasses what I had been hoping for... I'll definitely have to give it a try!

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  2. Ah, now I know what I will be making this coming weekend for breakfast :) Awesome photo!

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  3. The sage is a oh so good idea.

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  4. I think I've looked at this everyday since you posted it. Looks so good.

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  5. It have to echo everyone else to say it does sound and look delciious. I looove goat cheese. and sage. a winner.

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