English muffin breakfast sandwiches

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2 sandwiches
schedule 5 minutes
schedule 25 minutes
schedule 30 minutes
Just like the breakfast sandwiches you can get at fast-food restaurants, except better because you made them. Don't forget to add a little jam or honey to balance sweet and savory flavors.


  • 2 English muffins
  • butter (for spreading on English muffins and toasting)
  • 2 slices of Canadian bacon
  • 2 slices of American cheese
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • strawberry preserves or honey (optional)


Split all of your English muffins with a fork (if homemade or not split). Spread butter on all cut sides and place each side, cut side up under the broiler in your oven or toaster oven. 

Broil for 3 or 4 minutes or until the butter is fully melted and the muffin has become brown and toasty. 

Place English muffins aside. 

In a medium pan over medium heat, add your slices of Canadian bacon and cook for 3 or 4 minutes per side until they're brown and warmed up. Once that has happened, move the meat out of the pan to a plate to rest. 

Take two jar lids with the screw top and spray them all down with non-stick spray. Turn the lid upside down inside the screw top so that your lids and screw tops have formed a sort of cup. They need to be very well lubricated with non-stick spray at this point.

Add jar lids into the pan, still over medium heat and crack eggs into each lid "cup." Once the eggs are in each jar lid cup, take a fork or knife and break the yolk and stir things around to get the egg white and yolk mixed around a little. 

Add salt and pepper to each egg. 

Spoon 4 or 5 tablespoons of water in the pan (outside of the jar lids) and then add the cover to the pan. This is going to help steam the top of  your eggs to the proper doneness. 

Cook eggs in jar lids for 3 or 4 minutes. Lift the pan lid if you want to test the doneness with a fork or knife. 

After the eggs are cooked to your liking, remove the jar lids, full of eggs, to a plate or cutting board. Carefully turn over each jar lid and the egg should slide right out. 

Compose each English muffin breakfast sandwich in this order: Toasted muffin bottom, round egg, slice of American cheese, Canadian bacon, jam or honey (optional) and then top with the English muffin top. Placing the slice of American cheese between the egg and the ham is different from how McDonald's does it, but it should allow the cheese to melt between the two warmest sandwich items. Check the notes if you want to do it just like McDonald's does it. 

Serve sandwiches and enjoy!



If you really must be exactly like McDonald's you should add your slice of American cheese to the English muffin bottom and set it under the broiler for one or two minutes prior to building the sandwich. 

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