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Hi! I’m Betty. Welcome to Betty’s Kitchen. Its breakfast time here in Kentucky and what I’m going to do this morning is my version of an Egg McMuffin.
So I got some things laid out here and let’s get started. I'm using some margarine over here in the skillets all ready getting warm. And I’m going to need something to contain the egg that will be round. So I’m using a can and this particular can came from crushed pineapple. I love the tuna cans because they we’re the right size but same size as this. But most of those are rounded on the bottom anymore, ironic. The ones I had in pantry and the ones that I saw recently at the store are all rounded and I couldn’t catch cut them with the can opener. So I wanted both ends open and there is one end with the lip on it so that should go off toward the top in order to be able to lift this off silly and remove the egg.
So let’s get started with our Canadian bacon and egg. You can see that I have a package here of fully cooked Canadian bacon. It’s an 8.8 ounce package with 14 slices and I’ve open one of the inner sealed packages and there I have my bacon. Its cooked, fully cooked but I need to heat it through. So I’m going to lay it in there and then I’m going to put my container for the egg in here and I’m going to get, let that get just a little bit hotter and actually I think I’m going to bring my container back and my size of cheese happens to be American cheese, deluxe American. I saw it’s a little thicker slice that some of those individually packaged slices but you can see from the picture here the way they had put together a McMuffin is to use a square piece of cheese but I think it might be along neither if we just match it with the egg. So I’m going to cut down through there with this and there I’ll have a circle of cheese when I’m ready for it.
So now, let’s go to the skillet and I want to turn it up just a bit trying to get hot now. So we have our little slice of cheese and I’m going to take this container and spray it. Prepare grill along the bottom where it’s going to make contact with the skillet and the egg will be sitting and this will allow the egg to come out easily. So, I just used Canola oil spray, any kind type of cooking spray will be fine. Let’s move this over here and get that egg broken into it. I think it’s really ready now. My egg goes in right here and I’m going to press down a little bit and if this is hot you got a potholder, mine isn’t hot.
So let’s have this cooked for a bit then I’ll come back and show you what I’ve got. Now, I’ll be turning that bacon also. I’m going to get a little bit of salt and pepper to season this up. You can see it’s just sizzling away. What I want to do now is to break this yolk and spread it out a little bit. Now that’s just a matter of preference if you like to have an egg that is like a fried egg, it has a separate yolk it’s not a problem with that. If you want to beat this in a little bowl before you put it in so it’s more like an omelet or scrambled egg.
It’s really up to you and that’s why I’m calling this Betty’s version of an Egg McMuffin. And I’m not saying this is the way McDonald’s does it. But what we need to do is turn this back up and let it just cooked, the bacon is ready. I can go ahead and get that off might as well do that and I will place the bacon on one of this hams of the English muffin and then we’ll go ahead and put the cheese and let it be melt in a little bit on top of that and right now, we’re just kind of waiting on that egg to cook. Bring this back over and let me come back when it is to the point where I want to show you what it looks like.
Now, I’m going to loosen this from the edge and see if I can remove this little can and this should be circular. Now I want to flip it over, so we’re going to turn here so we can have it cooked on both sides. There it is nice and crunchy look in there that’s good to me and its going to be in our sandwich very nicely. Just on how much you like your eggs done for some this would be done. My husband and I like ours cooked all the way through so I’m going to cook this all the way through before I assemble the sandwich and I’ll be back to assemble the sandwich for you.
The egg is done in around fashion so I’m ready to take it out of the skillet and put it on top of the Canadian bacon or I could put it on top of the cheese. It’s going in the center there. So let’s assemble it, I actually move the cheese from on top of the Canadian bacon over here after they’ve melt with just a little bit. So this is all assembled. What I’m going to do is put it on a plate and then put it in the microwave to melt that cheese a little bit where I have a little plate here and I’ll be back after as my boy.
So here is my version of the Egg McMuffin after this come out the microwave. I’m going to put it on the plate and it has a little bit of citrus and has a nice cup of coffee. It’s very nice and relaxing breakfast, actually these are little on the small side you might want too of them.