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A Breakfast Sandwich for Anyone Who Fondly Remembers McMuffins
The Bait Shop's new breakfast sandwich packs all the hangover-curing properties of the iconic fast food sandwich...but most of it is made in house.
In humankind’s cognition of hangover food, is there really anything better than an egg McMuffin? I’m not talking about the chemical-laden reality, but the abstract concept, that memory from my nascent drinking days of the sheer brilliance that accompanies a sausage patty sandwiched in an English muffin and topped with gooey, yellow-hued processed cheese.
Last weekend, Bait Shop added to its brunch menu a take on the McMuffin that is largely housemade. A wild yeast starter helps produce the English muffins. Sausage patties are Carlton Farms pork butt and applewood-smoked bacon, ground together and seasoned with rosemary and brown sugar. The cheese looks like your average factory-produced slice of American, but chef de cuisine Sayab Poot makes it by blending French comte, and Tillamook sharp cheddar (and salt, naturally). The eggs are made from scratch…by a hen.
There's also a vegetarian version, with tomato and avocado subbing in for the sausage. As of last month, Bait Shop is open at 11:30 on weekends for brunch.