I could take on the day after this…or fall back into a glorious sleep for a few hours.
I first heard of the idea for egg-in-hole grilled cheese on the all-consuming Pinterest. Egg-in-hole?? I’m in. Grilled cheese? Ya mon. So naturally I had to try this and make it my own.
- 2 eggs
- 2 pieces of bread, such as rye or whatever you like
- Some sliced cheddar
- Chopped herbs: chives and sage
- Homemade fig and balsamic jam: recipe at the Kitchen Konfidence website: http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2010/09/fig-and-balsamic-jam/. Definitely important to use fresh figs, which aren’t locally available right now. You can use dried figs and reconstitute them in boiled water, but it will not be very spreadable this way.
I’m sure this recipe is pretty self-explanatory. The trickiest part is taking it off the heat to add the cheese and put it back into the pan to melt. Make sure the eggs are almost cooked to the consistency you like before you assemble the cheese and herbs, then put it back in the pan and cook on both sides until cooked to your liking. I like my eggs a little runny, which can be tricky cooking it twice like this.
Go nuts – add some bacon, ham, greens, onions, peppers, whatever nonsense you have going on in your fridge and bask in the glory of such a ridiculous breakfast sandwich. Also awesome if you’re hungover…and even better if someone else makes it for you then! Spread the word kids.
Another variation includes havarti cheese and microgreens, with rosemary garlic (purple!) homefries and curly kale. Did I mention bacon fat?? Love Saturday mornings… 🙂
yum. jusst yum. 🙂
Sounds and looks wonderful! When’s breakfast?? Have a great New Year!
Thanks so much!!