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Weekend Brunch Ideas #2

Another weekend, another brunch of eggs, mushrooms and some form of bread.

This is actually my take on the Mcdonald's McMuffin - a breakfast choice that has sorted me out on many a morning, more than I'd probably care to mention. It's actually so much more satisfying and delicious to make your own though - plus you know exactly what is in it and you don't get all of that stringy bacon fat (gross) getting in your way. It's most probably cheaper too, as well as being much less effort to go all the way to a McDonalds when all you really want is to be in your pyjamas, watching the Eastenders omnibus. Just me? Oh...

The only way this brunch could potentially be better is with a homemade English muffin, but ain't no body got time for that - especially on a fuzzy-headed morning. The bacon is beautifully crispy, the egg cooked through (none of that horrible egg bogey) and the mushrooms a very welcome addition.


Homemade Egg & Bacon McMuffin

What You Need:
An English Muffin
An Egg
2 rashers of smoked streaky bacon (smoked all the way baby)
3-4 chestnut mushrooms

What You Need To Do:
Place your bacon under the grill on a medium heat and let it cook for about 5-10 mins, turning over half way through
Slice your muffin in half, place in the toaster but don't toast just yet
Slice your mushrooms, put a frying pan on medium-high heat drizzle in a little oil (I like to use coconut oil) and put the mushrooms in
After a couple of minutes, start toasting your muffin, you only want it lightly toasted
Keep the mushrooms in the pan but move to one side and crack the egg into the pan being careful not to burst the yolk
When the muffin is toasted, butter it (Mean Girls reference anyone?) or not, depending on your preference
When the bacon is the right side of crispy, turn off the grill 
When your egg is looking cooked, you need to flip it - WARNING this takes practice and is as close to an art form you will find in the kitchen (truth) 
The egg needs to be flipped without you bursting the yolk, to ensure the top of the fried egg is cooked Let the egg cook on it's front for about 3 seconds, carefully flip back over and place onto your muffin,  along with the crispy bacon and mushrooms

I always have ketchup on mine, but obviously that is optional.

Enjoy with a big mug of tea!