We reinvented the doner kebab and now it’s the turn of the breakfast muffin – this is our guilty secret that isn’t a secret any more. Okay, they’re 500 calories but let’s call them brunch and enjoy.
The sausages lose a lot of fat when they’re cooked this way so that cuts the calories or you could try making chicken/turkey patties instead, which are definitely much lower cal. We love fried eggs and they’re quicker than poached so extra good when you’re in a rush.
Put a griddle pan over a high heat and leave it to get really hot – for at least 5 minutes. If using sausages, remove the skins and shape each one into a very flat, round patty.
If you want to serve the chicken or turkey patties instead of sausages, put the mince in a bowl. Trim the bacon of fat and dice it as finely as you can, then add it to the bowl with the sage and the tomato purée. Season well with salt and lots of black pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
When the griddle is too hot to hold your hand over, add the patties. Grill for 3 minutes on each side, adding a cheese slice, if using, to each for the last minute. If the griddle pan is hot enough, the patties will not stick.
Spray a large frying pan with a low-cal oil. Break the eggs into the pan and cook them over a medium heat until the whites are just set.
Meanwhile, split and toast the muffins. Add a patty to 4 of the muffin halves. If you have time, trim the eggs for neatness and place an egg on top of each patty. Top with the remaining muffin halves and serve immediately. If you want to reduce the calorie count a little, leave off the top muffin.
The Hairy Dieters Fast Food, Orion Books, £14.99