Egg McMicrowave Sandwich
This recipe makes a decent breakfast sandwich, but it should be used as a fun experiment or as a means to make something fast. Oven-baked biscuits and pan-fried eggs make a better sandwich if you have the time. This recipe makes 4 homemade microwave biscuits (you might be able to get an extra one). Makes 1 to 4 servings.
- For The Homemade Biscuits:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons butter - chilled and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup milk
For The Rest:
4 large eggs
pepper and additional salt - to taste
4 slices Canadian bacon or sliced ham
4 slices American or Cheddar cheese
For The Biscuits:
In medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the butter. Using your finger tips (or an electric mixer on low), cut (blend) the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
Add the milk. Stir and mix just until the dough comes together in one big clump. If dough still seems too dry, add additional milk a Tablespoon at a time until it comes together.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead it 7 or 8 times. Pat the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out 3 biscuits using a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Bring the excess dough together and pat it back down to 1/2-inch. Cut out one more biscuit (maybe two). Transfer biscuits to a plate or glass baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes and 20 seconds or until the biscuits are dry and puffy. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of biscuit. If it comes out dry then the biscuits are done. If not, microwave in 15 second intervals until fully cooked.
For Each Serving:
Spray the inside of a coffee mug with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the egg just enough to break up the yolk so it mixes slightly with the whites. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir the egg in the cup. Microwave an additional 25 seconds. The egg should be completely cooked but check the underside - some microwaves may require an additional 10 to 20 seconds.
Split a biscuit in half. Top with the Canadian bacon, the egg and the slice of cheese (or go cheese, egg and Canadian bacon - the customary order in a real Egg McMuffin from McDonald's).
Place the entire sandwich in the microwave for 8 seconds or until the cheese begins to melt.
Let the sandwich set for a minute. It'll be just a bit too hot to eat immediately.
If making multiple servings, just repeat from the egg cooking process. (You can make eggs in multiple coffee cups, but the cooking time gets tricky - cook for 30 seconds, stir each cup, continue cooking checking every 10 or 15 seconds until done.)
Refrigerate any leftover biscuits to make 55 second sandwiches later in the week.
The special tools needed are a nonmetallic coffee cup and a 3-inch biscuit cutter. If you don't have a biscuit cutter, you could use an empty, clean soup or cat food can.
A note about microwave biscuits: You can make countless baked goods in the microwave. The thing you need to keep in mind is that they won't brown. The biscuits will taste fine and should be tender, but they will be pale compared to their oven-baked brothers.
For mixing the dough, you could also use a food processor. Add all the biscuit ingredients except for the milk. Pulse until crumbly. Add the milk and process on the slowest speed until the dough begins to form.
When kneading the dough, look for the moment when the dough starts to push back into shape when pressed. That's when it's ready to be cut into biscuits.
Be careful not to over-microwave the biscuits. Hard biscuits are an indication that they were microwaved too long.
Make a complete breakfast sandwich in the microwave - including microwave homemade biscuits. It's easy and it's fun.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 3087. Submitted 1/24/2012.