If you like McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches and have always been curious about how fast-food eateries make perfect egg patties, you should learn how to recreate them at home. Keep reading for more information about how to make egg patties at home. You can also check us out for more fantastic kitchen tips and hacks.
What are Egg Patties?
Egg patties are round-shaped eggs made with an egg mold. They are used to make pancake or English muffin sandwiches but can also be enjoyed on their own as snacks. They are easy to make with an average cook time of 4-5 minutes. Here are a few egg patty cooking methods.
An egg ring is the most authentic way to cook perfect egg patties. Fast-food restaurants like Mcdonald’s use egg rings for their patties. They are made of silicone or non-stick coating and have the circular shape that the egg patties embody.
The first way to make egg patties using an egg ring is to spray the interior of your egg ring with a non-stick cooking spray. If you don’t have a cooking spray, you can rub butter around its insides. Once satisfied, set it on your frying pan and add some oil inside it.
Heat the pan, then crack an egg inside the ring when the pan is hot enough. Be sure to break the yolk and mix it well using a fork or a cooking spatula to ensure your egg cooks evenly. You can season with salt and black pepper.
Pour half a glass of water into the pan but ensure none of it gets inside the ring; then cover the pan and let your egg cook for 2-3 minutes in medium heat. The water prevents your egg from overcooking while allowing the top part to cook well.
Once the egg mixture is cooked, gently remove the ring and make your sandwich.
Use a DIY Ring Made with Aluminum Foil
If you don’t have an egg ring, you can make one using folded aluminum foil. Once you have your aluminum foil ring, the steps of cooking egg patties are similar to using an egg ring. Aluminum foil rings are slightly lighter, and you will have to hold them down while you cook. However, they are easy to remove from cooked egg patties.
So how do you make an aluminum foil ring?
You will need a sheet of aluminum foil, a circular shape, a ruler, and a pair of scissors. Cut a generous piece of aluminum foil. Set the shiny part on top to make it inside the ring. Fold the foil around the ruler to keep its edges straight. Straight edges eliminate gaps when you set your ring on the pan.
Once done, gently slide out the ruler. The next step is to cut off the corners of one end of the folded foil. Get your circular shape and use it to shape the foil strip. You can use a cup, water bottle, or anything circular within the kitchen.
Ensure the interior of your ring is as smooth as possible. Join the ends of your aluminum strip and adjust it to the perfect size. Your DIY ring is ready to use.
Using a Round Tray
You will be baking your egg in this method. Baking is fast and easy, and since a tray comes with several round holes, batch cooking is possible. The steps are simple, and you can freeze your extra egg patties for later use.
First, preheat your oven for 2 – 3 minutes to 350 degrees. When the oven is ready, spray your top tray with non-stick spray or cooking oil, then crack the eggs into each hole. Again, make sure your yolk is broken and well mixed for even cooking. You can sprinkle bacon or butter on the egg mixture for an extra flavor.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until the egg and yolk are cooked to your satisfaction. Gently take out your egg patties once done cooking and make your breakfast.
Using a Microwave
A microwave is a lifesaver in the kitchen. It is one of the fastest ways of cooking egg patties. All you need is a circular container and your favorite kitchen appliance. Coat the inside of your circular container with butter or spray it with a nonstick spray, then crack the egg into the container.
Break the yolk using a fork and mix it well to avoid explosion. Sprinkle a bit of water on top of the egg, then replace the lid and stuff it into the microwave. The water will ensure the top part cooks using steam.
Set the timer on your microwave to 15 seconds intervals and let your egg cook for 1 – 2 minutes until you are satisfied. You will establish your perfect cooking time as you progress, but you can always add extra minutes to your cooking process.
Using a Frying Pan with Holes
The market is flooded with various frying pans, including the ones dedicated to frying eggs. If you have this frying pan at your disposal, it is an alternative to egg rings. However, its edges are slightly tilted, and you will not achieve the perfect edges, but the slants are ideal for easily sliding out your patties when done.
The cooking instructions are the same. Make sure you sprinkle some cooking oil before cracking your egg into the oil, and break and mix your yolk well. Cook for a few minutes, then proceed with your breakfast process.
To save time, you can use the other holes to fry bacon or sausages.
Using an Empty Tuna Can
Your goal is to find something to replace an egg ring and an empty tuna can is a perfect candidate. Clean the can thoroughly to eliminate the tuna smell before using it as your ring.
Remove the top and bottom of the can, then spray the inside with a cooking spray or rub a bit of butter on it, and you have your ring. You can coat the inside with aluminum foil for a smooth surface.
Well, now you know you don’t need an egg ring since there are other alternative crafts on how to make egg patties. Pick your favorite and convenient method and revamp your breakfast experience.