My dad did not really cook, but there were a few things he made that my mom never did so I always think of him when I make them. French Toast was one of those things and Egg McMuffins are the other. I have fond memories of my dad making me Egg McMuffins when I moved back home for a brief time when I was 24 and also anytime we went to the airport in the early morning, whether I was taking him and my mom or they were taking me.
My dad's Egg McMuffins are probably similar to most others, but there are a few added touches.
To make a "Carl" Egg McMuffin:
:: Fry an egg, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Try your best to shape into a square or rectangle.
:: While egg is frying toast an English muffin.
:: When egg is done frying, turn off heat and put half a piece of American cheese on the egg so it melts a little.
:: When the English muffin is done toasting, spread a little bit of mayo on the bottom half (if you don't like mayo, use butter or margarine, but I was leery of the mayo at first too and it really tastes good!)
:: Add your egg.
:: Add sausage or bacon if desired (I like mine without).
Serve with black coffee and eat OR for the "To Go" version, wrap in foil and take your coffee in a travel mug.