McDonald’s Egg McMuffin
I love McDonald’s Egg McMuffins1, and I admit this knowing that I will probably never be taken seriously ever again. In fact, I wish I could have one every day for breakfast. It’s practically the only motivation I have for waking up on weekends.
Egg McMuffins are so incredibly delicious. I can never eat just one. The English muffin, the egg, the cheese, YUM. I get it without the ham because I find it too salty. I like to get it to-go and take it home to microwave until everything is steaming hot, and then I have it with my green tea and think to myself that life is pretty great.
I was at an all-day breakfast joint last Sunday for brunch (a concept McDonald’s should adopt), and my boyfriend was considering their eggs benedict. I had only a vague idea of what it is so I asked him, and he said it is ham, egg, and hollandaise sauce on top of an English muffin.
Me: So it’s a McMuffin! But probably not as good.
Him: [rolling eyes] It has hollandaise sause on it. Remember, it’s the sauce you said you liked?
Me: Sounds like a copy of the McMuffin to me.
Him: [orders eggs benedict]
I should mention two things. First, he was WRONG, because I most certainly do not like hollandaise sauce and I don’t think I’ve ever liked it. He likes hollandaise sauce. I’ll probably find my surprise birthday party at a sports bar this year and he’ll say, “But you said you love UFC!“
Second, it turns out that Herb Peterson, the creator of the McMuffin, was a big fan of eggs benedict, and did in fact aim to create something similar. So I’ll admit that the Egg McMuffin came second. One thing is still clear though: it’s better than eggs benedict.
1Yes, I have seen Supersize Me. That guy did not understand the concept of MODERATION. When I’m not buying McDonald’s breakfast, I buy English muffins at the grocery store, fry eggs, use jam instead of cheese and make my own version of the Egg McMuffin.
Update: you can make your own egg mcmuffin at home!