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Old 04.10.2010, 11:28
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Sausage & Egg McMuffin

Ahh... it was soooo close, not quite perfect though so will require a bit of "fiddling" with the recipe.

As mentioned recently, Coop "now" (perhaps for some while) has "Toast Brötchen" which many of us have known previously to be named "English Muffins."

Edamer cheese is a decent substitute for "American cheese" (deli style, not singles) and has a similar flavor to the cheese used by MickyD's.

I tried a recipe today for sausage which comes passably close to how I like my breakfast sausage. I forgot an ingredient (brown sugar) and neglected to add two others (red pepper flakes and marjoram) as I didn't have them. I used mixed "hackfleisch" of beef and pork and the result was a tad dry BUT over all, it was a good start.

Recipe here (I think I've linked it before on the forum):

Breakfast sausage
Ingredients:
2 lbs of ground pork
1 tablespoon of sage
2 teaspoons of marjoram
2 teaspoons of thyme
2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Method:
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Form into patties and fry six minutes on each side.
Keeps in the refrigerator for a week.
Note: The spice measurements are not an exact science, and what I tend to do while mixing is pinch off a little bit and fry it up to see if I like the flavor. This is what I start with, but feel free to experiment.



I think next time I will make sure to have some marjoram but I'm not keen on breakfast sausage with obvious red pepper so will leave it out again. Also, I think the dryness had something to do with how lean the meat was, perhaps asking at the butcher counter for some freshly ground pork (maybe with a bit of extra fat?) rather than using the prepackaged beef / pork off the shelf will be better.

I know it is healthier as is BUT really, it is intended to be a "sometime" thing so am not too concerned about making it worse for me, I simply don't care to hand mix sausage often enough for it to ever become a problem.


Meanwhile, the sausage, some hard fried eggs, edamer cheese and buttered and lightly toasted "toast brötchen" stacked up into a pretty good semblance of a Sausage & Egg McMuffin.

Happy Monday all!
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Re: Sausage & Egg McMuffin

I thought you'd get a kick out of this! Here you can find copycat Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage recipes online. I'm definitely going to try them, minus the MSG, as soon as I'm able! YUM!!! So craving breakfast sausages lately.

And maybe this is a dumb question, but do the McDonalds here not have Egg McMuffins?!
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I thought you'd get a kick out of this! Here you can find copycat Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage recipes online. I'm definitely going to try them, minus the MSG, as soon as I'm able! YUM!!! So craving breakfast sausages lately.

And maybe this is a dumb question, but do the McDonalds here not have Egg McMuffins?!
As far as I've heard (I've not paid much attention myself), it seems that most of the McDonalds here tend to open about 10am'ish for lunch and that's all.

I DID notice that the one across the street from the train station here in Basel has some Egg McMuffins, perhaps some of the others near the stations in other cities do as well.


Meanwhile, the Coop I was extolling the virtues of for carrying the "toast brotchen" has stopped carrying them. I have "found" them again though at an Aldi over in Weil am Rhine.... for the curious (or hungry ).
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Re: Sausage & Egg McMuffin

I tried this and it was great. I used to work for a company who made different sausages and this is really right on..... Just up the red pepper to give it a bite and it is great..... Thanks a bunch. Breakfast is one of the things I miss about home....
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Re: Sausage & Egg McMuffin

I adore you, really, I do. And I'm quite impressed with your endeavors to make the perfect sausage. But please don't tell me you want that fake cheese taste!?

I can send you some if you want.... Here they love "cheddar" cheese, which has nothing to do with cheddar at all. It's the orange cheese that comes in individual slices. Do you want me to send you some??? No refrigeration needed.

Humm... how about nacho cheese dip cheese? Would that work? OMG, I can't believe I'm helping you!!!
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Re: Sausage & Egg McMuffin

Thank you for these recipes! And I thought I must be the only one here who misses breakfast sandwiches from McDonald's. (Can't stand their hamburgers, though!)
Also, I had really been wishing I could find the Jimmy Dean type sausage here because I've really been craving this breakfast casserole my mother use to make with it. So I will definitely be trying out this recipe.
I just noticed a few weeks ago that the English muffins were sold at Coop. I got mine at the big Super Coop Store in Volketswil. It's a shame if they've already stopped carrying them.
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Re: Sausage & Egg McMuffin

The Coop by me sells English Muffins for now (Saatlenstrasse). However, the breads come and go
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The McD's by Globus on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich has egg mcmuffins, but just bacon no sausage.
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