I recently picked up a simple kitchen gadget that makes me very happy. It's a
silicone egg ring. Accompanying purchases were English muffins and some beyond
breakfast sausage patties for some home Sausage McMuffin knockoffs. A lot of
times recreating a fast food recipe at home involves trying to elevate things.
If I was trying to make a Big Mac at home I certainly wouldn't be striving for
well-done 1/4" thick patties. But in this case being able to reproduce a Sausage
McMuffin that tastes exactly right seems like a triumph. My one variant is using
slices of a gruyere/cheddar combo that melts beautifully without subjecting
anyone to American cheese. This cheese is definitely going to make for some
excellent cheeseburgers too. Though in that case if they turn out like authentic
McDonalds I'll end up throwing away my grill.