McDonald's McGriddle (But Better)

Yet another one that is surprisingly easy. You asked for a homemade how-to guide on a mcgriddle and I think we just hit this bad boy outta the park. I'm talking homemade griddle cakes plus little spots of molten real maple syrup.


INGREDIENTS:

Sugar glass:

  • 1 cup (240ml) maple syrup


Griddle cakes:

  • 1.5 cup (225g) all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp (9g) baking powder

  • 1 Tbsp (14g) sugar

  • 2 tsp (5g) salt

  • 1egg

  • 1.5 c milk or 323 g

  • 2.5 Tbsp (28g) melted butter


Per sandwich:

  • 1 egg for the fold

  • 2-4 half slices cooked bacon

  • cheese of your choice


INSTRUCTIONS:

Maple Syrup Balls Method:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring maple syrup to a simmer until it reaches 165F. 10-15 minutes.

  2. Pour the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread out evenly. Let cool at room temperature.

  3. Once cool, remove the nugget and roll into tiny balls.


Method:

  1. Start by cooking the over medium heat on a cold griddle or pan until bacon is crispy.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk together.

  3. While whisking add in whole milk, an egg, and melted butter. Mix until combined.

  4. Using a lightly greased ring mold over a flat top or nonstick pan, heat over medium heat and add unsalted butter.

  5. Once butter begins to bubble, add in 3 Tbsp of batter. Sprinkle in 4-6 maple syrup balls and poke into batter cooking for 2-3 minutes. Remove the ring mold, flip, and repeat on the other side. Rinse and repeat with remaining batter.

  6. For the folded egg, beat 1 egg in a small bowl and place onto a lightly buttered surface heated over medium heat. Spread out to a rectangle using a spatula.

  7. Once cooked 75% of the way, fold the right side just over followed by the left side. Finally fold the top and bottom over for a square egg. Remove immediately.

  8. Place griddle back over pan and place a slice of cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese on the bottom bun and let it melt.

  9. To serve, top the cheese/bottom bun with bacon followed by the egg and the top bun which has been brushed with maple syrup.