Whether you’re cooking breakfast, lunch or breakfast for dinner, a non-traditional take on a grilled cheese sandwich could become your new go-to to serve with a side of bacon, a cup of soup, some hash browns — you name it.
It’s pretty simple to take your grilled cheese to the next level, too. Especially since, according to this recipe from the Great Grub, Delicious Treats blog, all it takes is a couple of fried eggs to make your savory sandwich dreams come true in the kitchen.
As usual, when constructing a grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll start with two slices of bread. The recipe recommends using thick Texas toast-style slices — which sounds amazing, as does just about any bread you made at home. You’ll butter the bread and set it aside.
In a skillet, place the bread butter side down and top with your favorite slice of cheese. The recipe from Great Grub, Delicious Treats uses pepper jack and Colby jack.
In a separate skillet, fry two eggs until the yolk is cooked to your liking.
Add the two fried eggs to the sandwich, and top with yet another delicious slice of cheese before adding the final slice of bread.
Flip the sandwich and cook until both bread slices are golden brown and the cheese in the center of the sandwich is nice and melted.
Then, get ready to dig in to this deliciousness:
To take this already yummy sandwich up a notch, you can also try this version from Galbani. This recipe suggests slathering your bread slices in homemade herbed butter before warming them on the skillet.
You’ll make the herbed butter by combining softened butter with minced garlic and chopped fresh basil and mixing with a wooden spoon.
Then repeat the same process, waiting until the bread starts to cook, and the cheese begins to soften before adding the fried egg to the sandwich.
This particular recipe suggests using provolone cheese, but again, you can choose whichever type of cheese is your favorite.
When you’re done, you’ll enjoy bite after bite of this flavorful ooey-gooey sandwich:
If you’d like to cook everything all together in one skillet, you can skip the step of frying the egg separately and try this egg-in-the-hole method from Kirbie’s Cravings.
It involves cutting a circle shape out of a slice of bread and cracking the egg right in the center.
This way, the egg and the bread will get nice and toasty together. The trickiest part is flipping it over so that you can get both sides of the egg cooked, but you can skip this part if you prefer your yolk on the runny side.
Once the egg is cooked and you’ve flipped the egg and bread slice at least once, you’ll be able to start building your sandwich.
Kirbie’s recipe suggests topping your egg-in-a-hole bread with plenty of cheese, but also adds spinach leaves and bacon into the mix. Yum!
So much grilled cheese goodness awaits! Which grilled cheese upgrade is calling your name?