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5 Ways to Give the Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwich a Makeover

© Quentin Bacon

Picture your basic fast-food breakfast sandwich: There’s the flimsy approximation of an English muffin, the stiff egg disk, the American cheese and the too–salty sausage patty. Those not-so-great components can add up to satisfaction on the right hungover morning, but homemade egg sandwiches can be so much better.

Here are five steps to giving your breakfast sandwich a makeover:

1. Rethink the bread. Replace the muffin with a homemade biscuit made using F&W’s Mad Genius Tip for extra-flaky biscuits.

2. Don’t squander the yolk. Scrambled eggs are well and good, but the runny yolk of a perfectly fried egg is magic in a breakfast sandwich.

3. Change up your cheese. Use cheddar cheese instead of American cheese. It may not be as melt-able, but it’s much more flavorful.

4. Upgrade your pork. Instead of a sausage patty, top the sandwich with salty, deliciously meaty country ham.

5. Add jam. A touch of raspberry jams adds sweet complexity.

Get the recipe for the best-ever biscuit breakfast sandwich.

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