With April coming to an end, It saddens me to announce the end of National Grilled Cheese Month… Let us all take a moment of silence.
Now that our respects have been paid, I present my final grilled cheese of the month. The Egg in a Hole Breakfast Grilled Cheese.
Whenever I’m not working on the weekends, I seem to find myself cooking something involving fried eggs with a beautiful runny yolk for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So this weekend was no exception, having plenty of free time and all the ingredients already in my fridge I proceeded with this wonderful idea!
Egg in a Hole Breakfast Grilled Cheese
- 2 Slice French Bread
- 1 Egg
- Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Slice of Ham
- 1 Green Onion Stalk
- Bacon Bits (Optional)
- Salt & Pepper
After visualizing this grilled cheese, I knew I wanted the bread to be really crispy to contrast the gooey cheese and runny egg yolk, so I started by cutting two thin slices of bread.
Start a pan on medium-high heat with some butter in it. Once it’s heated, fry a slice of ham briefly on both sides. While your ham is frying, butter each side of your bread, place cheese slices on the bottom slice and top with chopped green onion. Once your ham has been fried, place it on the bottom slice, top with a little more cheese and your top slice.
Fry the first side of your grilled cheese; once golden brown, take it out of your pan, punch a hole in the center (I didn’t have a cookie cutter, so I just used the mouth of a drinking glass). Place your sandwich back in the pan to grill the other side, and carefully crack the egg into the center. Hold the sandwich down with your spatula if the egg begins leaking out. Once the bottom of your sandwich and egg is golden brown, carefully flip the sandwich and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
Once your sandwich is finished, top it off with some real bacon bits, cut into that runny yolk and enjoy!