Home » Recipe: Fakeaway McDonald’s Sausage & Egg McMuffin | FOOD

Recipe: Fakeaway McDonald’s Sausage & Egg McMuffin | FOOD

Not long ago, I wrote a blog post about the different recipes that my favourite restaurants are sharing in lockdown and I decided to have a go at a fakeaway version of the McDonalds Sausage & Egg McMuffin.

The magic ingredient here is the dried sage – it really makes the dish sing and takes it to the next level, its almost like eating a McDonalds at home! The sausage pattys need to be really thin, like they are in McDonalds. To do this, take a ball of the meat mix and place between two pieces of greaseproof paper or one folded over. Squash the ball of sausage meat between the bits of paper to get perfectly sized pattys.

I cook my eggs in egg rings to try and get the same shape that you get in McDonalds – a really thick egg in a perfectly neat circle. If you don’t have egg rings, you can crack the eggs straight into the pan or you can use a tuna can and take the end out of the can. Don’t forget to crack the egg yolk so that it cooks evenly. To speed this up, I add some water to the pan and cover it with a lid which helps the egg to steam. The final trick is to add the American sliced cheese to the top of the patty while it’s still in the pan so that the cheese melts and becomes all gooey. Bring it all together by sandwiching it between a toasted, hot buttered English muffin and voila – the perfect cheat day fakeaway McDonalds McMuffin at home.

Masterchef judge John Torode also showed us how to make these live on an episode of This Morning (from his home of course – social distancing) where he accidentally set fire to his teatowel but you can also catch his version on his Instagram.

Keep scrolling for my attempt of recipe!

Sausage & Egg McMuffin – The Recipe

Serves 3


225g pork sausage meat

1 tsp dried sage

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion granules

3 English Muffins

2 tbsp water

3 eggs

3 tbsp butter

3 slices of American cheese


  1. In a bowl, mix together the sausage meat and herbs until combined
  2. Lightly grease three egg rings and place in a pan on a medium to high heat to start heating up
  3. Divide the mixture into three balls and flatten into patty shapes by placing the ball in between two sheets of greaseproof paper and squashing
  4. Place the pattys in a separate hot pan to cook for five minutes on each side
  5. Crack the eggs into the egg rings, add the water to the bottom of the pan and break the egg yolk before putting a lid on the pan to steam the eggs for five minutes
  6. Place a cheese slice on top of each patty to melt for a few minutes
  7. Slice the muffins in half and toast under a hot grill until toasted
  8. Butter the muffins and place the sausage patty with cheese on the muffin
  9. Add the egg to the top of the cheese and cover with the other half of the muffin

You’ve got to try these McMuffins!

Dining Inspiration

AD – Please note that this page contains affiliate links where I earn a small amount of money per click. This doesn’t cost you anything but you can find out more about affiliate links on my disclaimer.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Fjallraven Kanken Backpack - Acorn
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack - Ox Red
Stuart Weitzman - Highland Stretch-suede Over-the-knee Boots - Black
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder
Morphe Vacay Mode 12-Piece Brush Collection + Case
Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Artistry Palette
Morphe X Jaclyn Hill The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
Morphe Copper Spice Creamy 25A Eyeshadow Palette
Pixi PIXI Vitamin-C Tonic 250ml
Pixi PIXI Retinol Tonic - 250ml
Tiffany Keys Return to TiffanyTM heart key pendant in sterling silver
Return to TiffanyTM heart tag bracelet in sterling silver
Return to TiffanyTM double heart pendant in Rubedo metal and silver
Return to TiffanyTM medium heart tag with key pendant in sterling silver
Tiffany Infinity bracelet in sterling silver
Ziegfeld Collection pearl earrings in sterling silver
Diptyque Eucalyptus Scented Candle
Saint Laurent Black Quilted Monogram Leather Card Holder
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum
Kitchenaid Artisan 175 Stand Mixer (6.9L)
Russell Hobbs 25980 Go Create Mini Chopper
M&S CollectionMarks and Spencer Large 4 Wheel Ultralight Hard Suitcase with Security Zip
M&S Collection Medium 4 Wheel Ultralight Hard Suitcase with Security Zip
Nutribullet NutriBullet 5 Piece Nutritional Blender
H&M Serving cutlery
White Lavender Signature Candle, No Colour, One Size
The White Company Cashmere Hot-Water Bottle, Grey Marl, One Size
Luna Sleeping Night Oil
The Basket Room - Linear Fusion Mbili Hand Woven Basket - Grey/Brown - S
Loren Stewart - Infinity Gold Hoop Earrings - one size
Molton Brown Infusing Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Gel
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
Travel Glow Tonic
NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly, 6ml
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator
Jo Malone London - Pomegranate Noir Scented Home Candle, 200g - one size
Mac Burgandy Times Nine Pre-Filled Eyes Eyeshadow Palette X9
The White Company Verveine Diffuser
White Lavender Signature Candle
This Works Stress Check Face Oil 30ml
This Works Perfect Heels Rescue Balm
This Works - Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil, 120ml - one size
Givenchy - 'Noir Couture' Volume Mascara 8G
Bobbi Brown Pink Glow Highlighting Powder
Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick - Very Victoria
Charlotte Tilbury - Filmstar Bronze & Glow - Fair To Medium
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette, Women's
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
BY TERRY - Ombre Blackstar "color-fix" Cream Eyeshadow - Bronze Moon 04

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.