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

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. "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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        1. re: Clams047

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

          1. re: petek

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

            1. re: Clams047

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

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

              1. re: petek

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

                1. re: othervoice

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

                  Obviously someone does... :-D

              2. re: Clams047

                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.

                1. re: FattyDumplin

                  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.

                  1. re: GraceW

                    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!

                    1. re: FattyDumplin

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

                      1. re: mzhardhitter

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

                        1. re: FattyDumplin

                          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

                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!

                1. re: biondanonima

                  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?

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    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!

                    1. re: biondanonima

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

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

              Great on a Royale with Cheese.

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              1. 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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                1. re: brancron

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: RealMenJulienne

                    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....

                    1. re: jeanmarieok

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

                      1. re: jeanmarieok

                        where's the like button. that sounds terrific.

                      2. re: RealMenJulienne

                        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..

                        1. re: rochfood

                          <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

                          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. 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.

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

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                              1. re: riffjamer

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

                                1. re: riffjamer

                                  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 ???.

                                  1. re: KaimukiMan

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

                                      1. re: njmarshall55

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

                                        1. re: KaimukiMan


                                          on another post I saw SIL???

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

                                      2. 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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