Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

INGREDIENTS: 8 oz pork sausage
4 large eggs
4 slices Cheddar cheese
4 English muffins, halved
4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Form sausage into 4 patties. Cook in a large, non-stick sprayed skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes a side, or until golden brown and crisp. Place sausage patties on a paper towel-lined plate to drain the grease.

2. Drain fat from skillet then return to stove and turn heat down to medium. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl then pour into the skillet. Cook until top is nearly set but still glossy, then carefully fold eggs over in half. Remove from heat to finish cooking.

3. In a small bowl, whisk butter until creamy and smooth. Stir in the maple syrup. Toast the English Muffins.

4. To assemble: Spread 1 tablespoon of maple butter on English Muffin, both halves. Place 1 egg on the bottom of a English muffin then top with cooked sausage patty and slice of cheese. Microwave for 20-30 seconds to melt cheese then cap with English muffin top. Continue making other sandwiches. Serve immediately.

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