The Dolly McMuffin

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Please don’t tell McD’s that I’m using their ‘Mc’ but I just couldn’t help myself. Their McMuffin could never compare to Dolly’s anyway.

I know a lot of people eat at McDonalds. I however, try to avoid the place like the plague since their food is so over processed and I can make most of what they make in my kitchen. And, I will guarantee it tastes better and is better for everyone involved.

Take their Egg McMuffin, I have been making these breakfast sandwiches in no time flat, and I would put them up against their version any day of the week.

This is yet another easy and GOOD FOR YOU quick meal idea for on the road, and anyone can make them. You can make these to eat on your way to work rather than stopping at McDonalds in the morning or have on the truck to eat rather than spending your hard earned money on a heart attack.

The Dolly McMuffin is easier made at home rather than in truck, unless you are going to just make one or two, so I pre-made 12 of them-6 for each Hubs and I and we both enjoyed them this past week while on the road.

And it goes without saying that you do not need to use duck eggs, but good fresh eggs will taste better!

The good thing is that they held up just as good on the 5th day as the first day I unwrapped one- they are not soggy at all. And I’ve been lazy and just thrown mine on Rosie’s dash on top of my defroster and have been eating them luke warm a hour later, and they are still just as AMAZING.

And what I did is freeze them the last time I was home, then pop them into the refrigerator in the truck to slowly defrost. They will keep a good week this way, or 3-4 weeks if you go from the freezer to the plate.

To heat them up you can either microwave- (I use a lower power so they don’t get rubbery on me- DO NOT NUKE), or reheat in the oven for 20 minutes at 325 degrees while you get ready for work.

They are SO good! And so easy! Give them a try.

The Dolly McMuffin

Ingredients

  • English Muffins
  • Large eggs
  • Good breakfast sausage like Jimmy Dean sausage (you can totally skip the sausage too if you like!)
  • Cheese
  • Butter, or olive oil (optional)

Instructions

  • To get that classic Egg McMuffin shape is easy, just grab a muffin tin and very lightly oil each spot in the tin with either butter or spray oil.
  • Then crack an egg into each muffin round and salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper) which McDonalds does not use.
  • Bake the eggs in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes and while you’re waiting for your eggs to cook, grate some cheese and fry up your sausage patties. You can also throw your english muffins on a cookie sheet and toast them in the oven while the eggs cook (about 10 minutes if you like).
  • Then put the sandwiches together. Take half of a muffin, add some cheese, add an egg and sausage then apply the top half of the muffin.
  • If you’d like, add a tiny bit of butter onto the top half of the muffin, for added flavor.
  • At this point you can do one of two things! Eat them fresh, or freeze them for later. The key thing for eating later is letting the sandwich cool down before you freeze them, or you will have a soggy sandwich later, and nobody likes a soggy sangy!
  • You have two options here. Cover your sandwiches with a light tea towel and let cool to room temperature before wrapping in wax paper, tin foil or plastic wrap. Or another option if you know you will not forget them (set a timer), stick all of the sandwiches on a cookie sheet and pop into the freezer for an hour or two. Then bring them back out to wrap and freeze or refrigerate. Freezing this way will pull a good share of the moisture out of the sandwiches, but make sure you don't forget them.
  • Once all of the sandwiches are wrapped up, you should pop them all into a large freezer bag for easy keeping.
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Bethany About Bethany

I am a prisoner of the highway, farmer and lover of Mother Nature, the moon and stars, my long and low, flat-top Peterbilt, chickens, cats, dogs, horses, cooking, photography, tattoos, tea pots and vintage barnifacts…among other things. I’m also a very, happily married, third-generation truck driver. My career choice is both demanding and rewarding, just like most things in life that are truly good.

Comments

  1. I so enjoy the simple pleasures of handmade, homemade food. I’m glad you bring real food to your travels, because it makes or breaks the journey! And if it’s an easy recipe, it serves as evidence you can eat well on the road for less than the heavily advertised venues.
    A tip from some classic car buffs who like to make day trips around the area: wrap your dinner in a layer or two of foil and warm it on the manifold (or radiator).
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  2. They look good an sound awesome . . . Ah, if only this room had a microwave. Thanks, Bethany. WE FINALLY HAVE SUNSHINE TODAY!! And we had a 1/2 inch of snow last night some time.

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