Last Updated: April 20, 2020
One would think that an easy, lazy breakfast would consist of you pressing a few buttons for McDelivery, but what if I told you, there are more ways than one to enjoy your Big Breakfast® meal?
In light of all the simple stay-home recipes we’ve been creating for you, we’ve decided to put a fun spin this week by highlighting what you can do with fast-food menu items, with just a bit of creativity.
You may have read through our KFC “Kolo Yok” (Sweet & Sour Popcorn Chicken), our boozy McDonald’s Spiked Dessert Pie Milkshakes, or even our hearty Hashbrown Casserole. This time around, we’re going Asian, with a Breakfast Bergedil—you may view our TikTok video of it here—using most of the components in a McDonald’s Big Breakfast® platter—namely the scrambled eggs, the sausage patty and the hashbrown.
Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes
Step 1: Finely chop the sausage patty, the hashbrowns, the scrambled eggs, and the scallions.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, pour all the chopped ingredients, and crack an egg into the bowl. Pour a handful of fried shallots in as well.
Step 3: Mix everything in the bowl well.
Step 4: Transfer all the ingredients into a Ziplock bag, so that all the ingredients can be pressed to become almost a paste. If you own a food processor, process all the mixed ingredients for a few seconds till relatively smooth.
Step 5: Using a soup spoon, take scoops of the paste-like mixture and shape it into small balls.
Step 6: Heat up a pan, and pour enough oil to allow for a shallow-fry. Drop each moulded mixture one by one carefully into the oil, and allow each side to fry for approximately 3 minutes, or till medium-brown.
Step 7: Remove the fried bergedil on to a plate, lined with paper towel to allow the excess oil to drain. Enjoy while still warm.
I was afraid that one egg wasn’t going to be sufficient to act as a binding agent to keep all the other ingredients together, but I discovered that mashing it well in the ziplock bag really helped keep the small balls intact before dropping them in hot oil.
These Breakfast Bergedil are definitely not the healthiest bites to have, but they certainly perked up my day as a mid-afternoon snack. Be sure to enjoy them soon after they’ve cooled down till warm, because that’s when you’ll enjoy the crunchy shell and savoury core the most!
Expected Damage: S$6.50 – S$7.50 per portion