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Subject:  Re: Using "Egg Rings" Date:  5/18/2004  10:11 AM
Author:  ROTJob Number:  34221 of 56677

I used to manage a McDonald's, so I am an expert on making the eggs you are wanting for your homemade McMuffins.

The first thing you have to do is generously butter the inside of the ring and the bottom of the pan. At the restuarant, we had an egg ring that held 8 at a time, so we set it on the grill and used a butter brush to douse the entire works liberally.

Next, you crack your eggs into the ring. We ised to puncture our yolks, as per MCD standards, but I personally prefer a whole yolk.

Then we covered it with the special top, which was a big metal plate with a funnel on the top. Water went into the funnel and dripped down over the eggs, thus poaching them fromt he top while frying them on the bottom.

When they were done, we would lift the egg rings and the eggs would fall out. If any stuck, we would run a knife along the ring and release it.

After that, for best MCD duplication, set the eggs on a plate for 10 minutes and them microwave them to heat them back up. ;) Just kidding.

I have tried to duplicate the process at home without success. The best thing I could come up with was to use a normal egg poacher (since these eggs really are more poached than fried) and then when they are almost finished, dump them into a fry pan and brown one side slightly.

I hope this helps

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