I’m sure we’ve all had a food item from a restaurant that we all of a sudden wake up and crave so drastically that you’re not sure if any other food would ever sound good. Ever again. This has been mine.
Last year, my family vacationed up in Traverse City for a long weekend. Naturally we ventured to Shorts Brewing where they are known to have not only delicious beer, but incredible food. It was my first time there (*gasp* I know… what is wrong with us) and the elusive “they” were right. It was on a Sunday and they had a special brunch item: Maple butter sausage egg muffin sliders. SOLD! My sister, Meredith and I chose the correct choice. Other than the fact that for almost a solid 8 months, I would be craving these delectable tiny monsters. Unfortunately The Chef was unable to join in on the festivities due to the fact that owning your own business comes with their own sacrifices, but heard about their infamy. I begged him to help me make them.
Two days ago he won my heart over when he walked through the door with english muffins and sausage mixture from our local meat market/butcher. It was ON! I hurriedly went to work on my masterpiece…. that was inspired by someone else…
Maple butter, or compound butter, is simple to make but this is the element that made the dish. It takes it to a whole new level. The slight sweetness of it cuts through the savoriness of the sandwich, making it easy to devour the whole thing before you can put it down for a drink. This makes brunch a weekly desire. Or daily. I wouldn’t judge you. To say that I didn’t have this sandwich for the next three days might be a lie. I feel no shame.
Do you have a favorite item from a restaurant that you just couldn’t stop thinking about?? Tell us in the comment section below! We love to hear from you!
Remember, a bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than a steak with someone you hate.
–The Everyday Chef and Wife
- 1 English Muffin
- 1 Egg
- 1 slice of American cheese
- 1/6 lb of bulk sausage
- Maple Butter
- 2 Tbsp room temperature butter
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- To make the butter, combine the butter and syrup and whisk/stir together until combined. (It will separate a little bit, but that's ok.)
- Cut and toast english muffins until golden brown on the inside. Spread the maple butter on and set aside for the other parts.
- Bring a medium size pan to medium/high heat. Using clean hands, patty out the sausage. Cook one side, and when you flip it, put the cheese on for ultimate meltage. Fry the egg over-easy (runny yolk, whites fully cooked!)
- Once the patty is fully cooked (if you're unsure, feel with the tip of your finger by pressing lightly. If it feel firm, its done), place it on one half of the buttered english muffin. Place egg over top of the patty, and top with the other side of the buttered english muffin. IT'S READY!
- **Best eaten with a hot cup of tea, or fresh squeezed orange juice.