Homemade Egg McMuffin
We've said it before and we'll say it again - breakfast on the bbq just hits different. The Alchemy plancha grill makes the perfect eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast, you name it. So it was only a matter of time that our Chef Matt Basile made one of his favourite breakfast classics - a copycat Egg McMuffin with Big Mac sauce. The first step is to make your homemade mac sauce by mixing mayo, French dressing, and chopped pickles and onions. A little hack for your sausage patty, is to get breakfast sausages (raw) and remove the meat from the casing and form into your patty. You can use a regular egg ring to make your fresh cracked egg, or, you can use chef Matt's method of using a ring of fresh onion. The final touches are a crispy, melty cheese skirt made by melting your cheese directly on the plancha grill and then piling it all on to a toasted English muffin. Top with mac sauce and you have one epic breakfast sandwich!
1 large breakfast sausage
1 ring of large white onion
2 tbsp French dressing
1/2 cup mayo, plus 1 tsp
1 English muffin
¼ cup grated marble cheddar cheese
Cut a one-inch-thick onion ring from the centre of the large white onion. Pop out the inside of the onion, leaving the largest exterior ring, and setting that aside. That will be the egg ring you use to cook your egg. Finely dice the remaining interior of the onion ring. Finely dice the pickle and add 1/2 tbsp into a bowl with 1 tbsp of chopped onion. Add in the French dressing and mayo, mix to combine and set aside.
Crack the egg into a bowl and scramble. Add 1 tsp mayo, mix to combine.
Remove the sausage from its casing and form into a patty. Place on the plancha. Add the onion ring to the plancha and pour in the egg. Allow the sausage patty to cook, flipping, until cooked through. Season the egg with salt and pepper and mix gently, so the egg can cook through in the ring. Flip the egg and let the other side cook.
Toast the English muffin on the plancha.
Add the grated cheese directly to the plancha and allow to melt and bubble. When the bottom crisps up, flip onto the sausage patty.
Remove the onion ring from the egg. If a layer of onion sticks to the egg, just keep it on for extra flavour, or cut it off if you prefer.
To build, add the egg to the bottom of the English muffin, then the sausage patty with melted cheese, add a healthy dollop of homemade mac sauce and close the top.