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Hack: Here’s How to Get A 100% Fresh Egg at McDonald’s, None of That Egg Patty Sh*t


Among the many curious things McDonald’s serves up, those rubbery “mystery” egg patties found in between their breakfast sandwiches are one of them. Both the texture and appearance are unappetizing and there’s nothing like a square-shaped slop of protein to make your stomach lurch. Luckily,  Serious Eats J. Kenji Lopez-Alt dishes the deets on how to get a freshly-cooked egg on any McDonald’s breakfast sandwich, in particular the biscuit options.

To what’s the “secret”? The answer is the solution to most of life’s problems: Simply ask. Yes, just let them know that you’d like your sandwich to come with a “round egg” and they’ll swap that questionable square patty with a just-cracked egg. No charge.


Of course, it’s worth it to know that the round and patty versions are both 100% egg. The latter is simply “pre-cooked” and “reheated.” While many people will argue over the validity of both, there’s one thing that’s certain: A freshly-cracked egg makes a world of a difference when trying to make the most of your Mickey D’s breakfast sandwich.

Also, follow that up with some hot, fresh fries while you’re at it.

H/T + PicThx SeriousEats

By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

6 replies on “Hack: Here’s How to Get A 100% Fresh Egg at McDonald’s, None of That Egg Patty Sh*t”

When I worked for McD, the hotcakes were made from batter, biscuits were from scratch, and all eggs were fresh. Round – poached, (square) folder eggs were scrambled before cooking. Bacon was also in circular form, not strips.

Weird. I worked at McDonald’s during college and there is NO mystery! They use fresh eggs from the *shell*! We cracked the egg right
into a tray thing that sits on the grill that has 8 (10?) circles to
give you that “patty.” Maybe putting the eggs in the warming trays make
it rubbery? I would not know — I do not like McDonald’s food — but
their eggs are fresh.

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