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While we completely understood the importance of such widespread closures, it's not to say we haven't been missing our Maccy's menu staples ever since doors shut last week.
Well, the gods are clearly shining down on us from those Golden Arches, as McDonald's has spilled the beans on how we can recreate some of that magic at home while we self-isolate, having shared the recipe for its iconic Sausage and Egg McMuffin.
The fast food giant shared a recipe card so that people can make their very own McMuffin from the safety and comfort of their homes, also using ingredients you're more than likely to have lying around.
That said, if you can't get hold of a few things at the moment, there's no reason why you can't skip a layer or two if you need to - or double up on the bits you like most.
To create your very own masterpiece, you'll need English muffins, sausage meat, eggs, American cheese slices and potato.
You can then set about preparing your McMuffin using the method below - there's even a recipe for a hash brown, should you fancy one or two of those on the side.
English muffin - Toast this until golden brown.
75g sausage meat - Season with a pinch of salt and pepper then shape into balls. Flatten into patty shapes and cook under a pre-heated grill for six to seven minutes on each side (or as per instructions on packaging).
Eggs - Brush the inside of a metal ring with a little oil and place in a small frying pan.Pour in just enough water to cover the base then bring to the boil.Crack the eggs into the rings, cover the pan and cook for two to three minutes.
American Cheese Slice - Assemble your McMuffin by layering the patty and egg on top of a slice of cheese.
Potato - To make a hash brown, grate the potato into a bowl. Mix in an egg then season with salt and pepper. Heat a glug of oil in a pan then add a spoonful of the mix. Flatten and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Always refer to cooking instructions provided on manufacturers' packaging, and check food is piping hot throughout before serving, ensuring no pink meat remains before serving.
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