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Guess what my DH put on his McDonald's hash browns this morning

butterfat Apr 21, 2012 05:02 PM

We were having a morning of hard manual labor in the garden and so didn't really stop to cook a proper breakfast. Sometime mid-morning I had to run out for something so I stopped to pick up some McDonalds drive-thru breakfast to fortify us for our gardening. I brought home two hash browns for my husband and he topped them with . . . truffle oil. Then proceeded to dip them in ketchup and declared them delicious. I was tempted to fry up a beautiful orange-yolked free range egg and put it on my sausage biscuit. Maybe next time.

It got me wondering what other hounds do to doctor their fast food or takeout and make it more delicious :)

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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: butterfat Apr 21, 2012 07:20 PM

    I have a weakness for McDonald's Sausage McMuffins with Egg, but when I take them home, I love to slather on spicy, horseradishy deli mustard (or sometimes barbecue sauce) and add a big slice of tomato.

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      gordeaux RE: butterfat Apr 22, 2012 06:01 AM

      I routinely go to Subway, get a blt, then bring it home and ut real turkey on it. Subway's, gelatinous, ersatz, interpretation of meat is a pretty scary substance, imo, but I like their bountiful veggie options. It's just sad that you have to go elsewhere to get meat, since they used gelatin based products instead of meat.

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        Clams047 RE: butterfat Apr 22, 2012 06:31 AM

        "Then proceeded to dip them in ketchup and declared them delicious."

        Isn't ketchup the universal cure to kill the greasy taste of fried food (and other unpleasant flavors)?

        With enough sugar & salt (ketchup), most anything can become tolerable.

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          petek RE: Clams047 Apr 22, 2012 03:17 PM

          I put my hash brown on my sausage n' egg Mcmuffin,add a little sriracha and mayo and voila! :)

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            Clams047 RE: petek Apr 22, 2012 04:43 PM

            I'm amazed anyone can eat those trash browns - even covered in ketchup.

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              petek RE: Clams047 Apr 22, 2012 04:54 PM

              Yup..I eat em and I like em..with ketchup.. :-D

              can't stand truffle oil on anything so...

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                othervoice RE: petek Apr 22, 2012 05:37 PM

                We've all heard the term "it is what it is", noone eats MickieD's hashbrowns expecting fresh grilled fingerlings, or roasted baby reds.

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                  petek RE: othervoice Apr 23, 2012 05:31 AM

                  "noone eats MickieD's hashbrowns expecting fresh grilled fingerlings, or roasted baby reds."

                  Obviously someone does... :-D

              2. re: Clams047
                FattyDumplin RE: Clams047 Apr 23, 2012 02:47 PM

                they are awesome. fresh out of the fryer all crisped up with little edges... perhaps my favorite iteration of breakfast potato. certainly better than what most diners / cafes / brunch spots put out.

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                  GraceW RE: FattyDumplin Apr 23, 2012 07:12 PM

                  To be honest, the Trader Joes harshbrowns in the freezer that are in the same shape.. taste exactly the same as McDonalds. It is frightening. I only bought them once and it tasted so much like McD, it was too much for me.

                  Anyway, check out the TJ frozen ones and then you can have them as often as you would like.

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                    FattyDumplin RE: GraceW Apr 23, 2012 10:32 PM

                    haha. too much of a good thing... id truly be a fatty dumpin if i had boxes of hashbrowns sitting around. i'd have to go buy a deep fryer also!

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                      mzhardhitter RE: FattyDumplin May 15, 2012 07:10 AM

                      your nickname is fatty dumplin and you don't own a deep fryer? What the shnell? IMPOSTER! ;) Smooches! :*

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                        FattyDumplin RE: mzhardhitter May 15, 2012 02:52 PM

                        Haha. I may be a fatty dumpling but give me a deep flyer and I will need to change my name to toofattyumplin

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                          mzhardhitter RE: FattyDumplin May 15, 2012 05:13 PM

                          LMBO..Unfortunately,my husband insisted on buying one, soooo I have to literally speak to myself ,'out loud' might I add, against it's evil powers of greasy seduction...the compromises of marriage...smh...

              3. re: petek
                biondanonima RE: petek Jun 13, 2012 11:47 AM

                I like to remove the muffin from the sausage and egg mcmuffin and sandwich the innards between two hashbrown patties, with some hot sauce. I think the muffins are too bready and distract from the deliciousness of the McD's sausage, but the crispy hashbrown patties are PERFECT!

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                  suzigirl RE: biondanonima Jun 14, 2012 11:30 AM

                  I felt my thighs thicken up a bit reading this post. But damn that sounds good. Don't you lose the cheese to the muffin?

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                    biondanonima RE: suzigirl Jun 14, 2012 02:27 PM

                    Sometimes. I usually ask them to put the cheese between the egg and the sausage, but if I forget it does come next to a bun. If you unwrap and disassemble it fast enough, you can usually peel it off, though. I also often order the sandwich without the bun, in which case you just get a little stack of sausage, egg and cheese in a box - makes it easier to slap it together with the hashbrowns!

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                      suzigirl RE: biondanonima Jun 14, 2012 04:16 PM

                      That's what I was thinking. I must try this on a hungry morning but I think I will do a single hashbrown

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              laststandchili RE: butterfat Apr 23, 2012 06:42 AM

              I've heard McDonalds locations in France have truffle oil in little condiment packets.

              Great on a Royale with Cheese.

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                rochfood RE: laststandchili Apr 24, 2012 12:28 PM

                Nice..what about on Le Big Mac..?

              2. brancron RE: butterfat Apr 23, 2012 06:54 PM

                Truffle oil is about as nasty and synthetic any McDonald's food item, so the pairing makes perfect sense to me.

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                  twyst RE: brancron Jun 14, 2012 11:41 AM

                  While I agree with the general sentiment, mcdonalds hash browns dont deserve to be lumped in with the atrocity that is "truffle oil"

                2. RealMenJulienne RE: butterfat Apr 24, 2012 01:17 AM

                  Frying your own egg with Mcdonald's breakfast is definitely worth your time. That steam pressed disk they give you is NOT an egg. Actually when you do this I think the sausage Mcmuffin is almost the prefect breakfast sandwich.

                  When the Mcrib is out of season, I'll take a bottle of Stubb's BBQ sauce to Mcdonald's to make a BBQ sandwich out of their Mcdouble. It might be better than the actual Mcrib.

                  If your FF fries get a stale on the way home, the best way to reheat them is in a dry skillet over medium heat. They exude plenty of grease so no additional oil is needed. A little added salt usually helps though. Keep moving them around in the pan until they crisp up and they will be almost as good as fresh-fried.

                  One more... around here all leftover Chinese take-out dishes get mixed together and made into fried rice.

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                    jeanmarieok RE: RealMenJulienne Apr 24, 2012 08:56 AM

                    I like the sausage mcmuffin (no egg) off of the dollar menu, with maple syrup. My husband puts a hash brown on it, too, - says it's the best combination of salty, sweet, crunchy, etc....

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                      Janet from Richmond RE: jeanmarieok Apr 24, 2012 09:04 AM

                      I like the sausage biscuit (no egg or cheese) with grape jelly on it.

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                        jeanmarieok RE: Janet from Richmond Apr 26, 2012 06:08 PM

                        Me, too - that's a great combo !!!

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                        jujuthomas RE: jeanmarieok May 15, 2012 10:54 AM

                        where's the like button. that sounds terrific.

                      3. re: RealMenJulienne
                        rochfood RE: RealMenJulienne Apr 24, 2012 12:32 PM

                        A cadbury egg is not an egg. an Egg McMuffin egg is a real egg..just not a fried egg. It's not alittle yellow pillow like most FF rest..you can tell there is an a regular yolk and white..

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                          petek RE: rochfood Apr 24, 2012 12:53 PM

                          <an Egg McMuffin egg is a real egg..just not a fried egg.>
                          I think they're steamed or coddled(without the shell)
                          Whatever they do,me like...

                        2. re: RealMenJulienne
                          mzhardhitter RE: RealMenJulienne May 15, 2012 07:17 AM

                          I have to thank you for the French fry tip! Ive tried everything BUT that to freshen them up after a long trip home. My husband will thank you too the next time I need to use this tip-they are his favorite! thanks again!

                        3. njmarshall55 RE: butterfat Apr 24, 2012 02:36 PM

                          IMHO, any savory take out breakfast item will benefit from a hint of rooster sauce. Not enough to sear my tongue or mask what it is I'm eating, but add some heat, kick, and flavor.

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                            riffjamer RE: butterfat Apr 24, 2012 07:38 PM

                            I love Mc'Ds hash browns with just salt.....
                            but my question is whats a DH?

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                              ferret RE: riffjamer Apr 25, 2012 05:28 AM

                              For me, it can only mean Designated Hitter:


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                                rockandroller1 RE: riffjamer Apr 25, 2012 07:28 AM

                                DH = Dear Husband. Also Dumb Husband, etc. for irony.

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                                  KaimukiMan RE: riffjamer Apr 26, 2012 03:41 AM

                                  DH = dear husband
                                  DW= dear wife
                                  DD= dear daughter
                                  MIL/FIL = mother/father-in law

                                  it took me weeks to realize they weren't talking about a food item or a condiment/spice, a restaurant, or ???.

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                                    njmarshall55 RE: KaimukiMan Apr 26, 2012 12:10 PM

                                    Guess DF would be "Dear Friend," or at least I hope it is.

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                                      KaimukiMan RE: njmarshall55 Apr 26, 2012 07:09 PM

                                      dear friend or dear father?

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                                        mzhardhitter RE: njmarshall55 May 15, 2012 07:19 AM

                                        lol...I just got that---a little slow this mornin';)

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                                        rochfood RE: KaimukiMan Apr 26, 2012 02:19 PM

                                        Was that last one MILF ?

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                                          riffjamer RE: KaimukiMan Apr 26, 2012 05:51 PM


                                          on another post I saw SIL???

                                          they replied ..sister in law.....OK
                                          I know what MILF means

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                                        fara RE: butterfat Jun 8, 2012 08:46 PM

                                        my Italian grandmother (born in Italy), now in her 90's and still kicking plenty, would take us for plain mcd's hamburgers and bring her own Florida tomatoes and lettuce. "See, the way I make it is better!" It was and I will never forget that.

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                                          pdxgastro RE: fara Jun 9, 2012 08:41 PM

                                          Bless your nonna.

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