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Grilled Cheese and Fried Egg Sandwiches

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When is an egg sandwich recipe a masterpiece? When it meets a grilled cheese recipe.


  • 12 slices of pancetta (Italian bacon)
  • 8 thin slices provolone cheese
  • 1 small green onion, chopped
  • 12 fresh basil leaves or arugula leaves

Recipe Preparation

  • Cook pancetta in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels. Reserve skillet with drippings.

  • Melt butter in extra-large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices; top each with 2 provolone slices. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cook until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat skillet with drippings over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet; cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Set 6 pancetta slices and 2 eggs atop each of 2 cheese toasts. Top eggs with onion, Parmesan, and basil, then remaining bread slices, cheese side down. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

Recipe by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen,

Nutritional Content

One serving contains: Calories (kcal) 480.2 %Calories from Fat 60.3 Fat (g) 32.2 Saturated Fat (g) 15.7 Cholesterol (mg) 282.7 Carbohydrates (g) 16.4 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.7 Total Sugars (g) 0.9 Net Carbs (g) 15.7 Protein (g) 28.8 Sodium (mg) 1142.3Reviews Section

Egg Grilled Cheese

This is such a fun recipe to make, and once you get the hang of it, it's a snap to pull together. If you prefer to skip the egg-in-the-pan trick, you can easily just layer on your eggs (hard-boiled or scrambled) outside the skillet. There are so many different ways to build this sandwich — whichever way you choose, it'll be delicious. Note that a 10-inch skillet is really the ideal size for this recipe: It fits the two slices of bread or tortilla snugly.

Technique tip: To make this even lighter, use 1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs.

Swap option: Use any cheese you prefer.

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Cook the bacon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Allow to cool.

In a small skillet on medium heat, add unsalted butter. Once it melts, add an egg and season with salt and pepper. Cook egg for 2 minutes, and then flip over with a rubber spatula. Cook for another 45 seconds and then remove from the pan. Place egg on a plate and set aside.

Butter one side of each slice of bread with spreadable butter. Place a nonstick skillet on the stove and turn heat to medium. Place one slice of bread, buttered side down. Layer in the following order: most of the shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, and remaining cheddar cheese. Add the egg, sliced avocado, the slice of Muenster or Swiss cheese, and the second slice of bread with the buttered side up. Cook for 5 minutes. Using a spatula, gently flatten the sandwich. Flip over carefully and cook for another 3--4 minutes.

Slice the sandwich and serve immediately.

Why am I calling these ultimate? First off, I love grilled cheese sandwiches. There are endless combinations, and honestly, since I love cheese, bread, and butter, I don&rsquot think I&rsquove ever met a grilled cheese sandwich I didn&rsquot love.

I also LOVE making fried egg grilled cheese sandwiches, so I was thinking of how to make an ultimate version. For starters, the egg yolk must be runny. But that&rsquos my preference. You could, of course, customize this part if you prefer scrambled eggs or a completely cooked yolk.

The other components that make this an ultimate sandwich? Bacon and avocado! I love avocado in sandwiches, and bacon, well, who can say no to bacon!

To make this sandwich, start by cooking the bacon. I like to cut the pieces in half before cooking. After they finish cooking, place them on a paper-towel-lined plate to allow the grease to drain off until the bacon is cool enough to handle.

Next, fry the egg. I have these little mini cast iron skillets that are perfect for frying eggs. Make sure your skillet is well seasoned.

To fry the egg, add butter and let it melt.

Add the egg and season with salt and pepper. I cook my eggs for two minutes.

Flip and cook for another 45 seconds.

Prep the remaining ingredients: grate some sharp cheddar cheese, spread butter on the bread, and slice the avocado.

Now it&rsquos time to stack! Turn the heat to medium. Take one slice of bread and put it on the skillet, buttered side down. (By the way, I like to use a nonstick skillet for making grilled cheese. You can use the same skillet you cooked the bacon in, just wipe the pan dry first.)

Add most of the cheddar cheese on top of the bread.

Then add the bacon. Mmm, bacon.

I like to add cheese on both sides of the bacon so that when it melts, it acts as the creamy delicious glue that holds the grilled cheese sandwich together.

Now it&rsquos time to add the rest of the goodies! Add the fried egg on top.

Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 6 slices of French bread or sourdough
  • 3 eggs
  • 9 leaves of spinach
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 6 slices of monterey jack or provolone cheese
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter softened



The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Grilled Cheese With Mayo

This sandwich doesn't use a bit of butter, instead, mayonnaise takes its place in this grilled cheese with mayo recipe. It produces a crisp grilled cheese that’s unlikely to become excessively oily or burned because mayo has a higher smoke point than butter.

Herbed Butter Grilled Cheese with Fried Egg

It’s tough to beat a good breakfast sandwich. This sandwich features a delicious fried egg, and a creamy slice of provolone cheese. It is sure to be an all-time favorite.

Herbed Butter: Using a 1/2 stick of softened butter, add garlic and finely chopped basil. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

In a large skillet or frying pan, melt the 2 Tbsp. butter over low heat.

Fry eggs so the yokes are cooked as desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once done remove from flame, cover to keep warm.

Using the herbed butter, butter one side of each slice of bread and place buttered side down in a separate frying pan over medium heat.

Add a slice of Provolone cheese to each piece of bread.

As the bread starts to cook the cheese will begin to soften, at this point, carefully place a fried egg on one of the slices of bread.

Top with the other slice of bread, buttered side up.

Cover pan with a lid and cook until cheese melts. Using a spatula flip or turn until each side is golden brown.

Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

One of the best and easy way to set food apart is with a grilled cheese sandwich. I find that there are many different ways that I can enjoy this simple dish.

The real trick is experimenting and trying out new things so that you will always have something to eat to satisfy your cravings or the ones that are lingering in the back of your mind. Here are a few simple tricks to get you started on a great meal: Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich, is that what you call a treat?

It’s simple to make, as all it needs are grilled cheese, an egg, bread crumbs and butter. These ingredients can be found in just about any super store and they make a great change from the old fad of frozen deli meat sandwiches or the frozen turkey sandwiches on offer.

Grilled cheese on a toasted sandwich is a real treat and can be prepared as a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Anytime you have a craving for fried chicken and French fries, it is time to make an appearance at your local diner and order this famous breakfast food.

So yes, while you savor that half-frying bread, runny or crunchy, just heat em up, get some tomato sauce, add your preferred kind of cheese and maybe a few slices of red or yellow bell pepper, sprinkle on some of your favourite kind of bread crumbs, roll them up and serve. You will be hard pressed not to enjoy this mouthwatering breakfast food, especially when accompanied by a bowl of fresh fruit juice, and of course the must have condiments of cream cheese, barbecue sauce and ketchup.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Fried Egg

This sandwich makes my husband lose his senses. I only make it for him once a year, on Father’s Day, which I’m sure you’ll understand once you look at the recipe. It’s not exactly the most healthy of breakfasts, but it is delicious!

The recipe comes from Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking, but the recipe is so simple that you’ll probably memorize it after making it once. There are a lot of steps, though, so make as much ahead as you can, and then assemble and grill the sandwiches right before serving.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Fried Egg


Fry the bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Wipe out the pan.

Fry the egg in the same pan as the bacon to desired doneness. It is best to leave the yolk a little runny, as it makes the sandwich that much more delicious.

Heat a flat griddle over medium-high. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Assemble the sandwich with the cheese, egg and bacon, buttered sides out. Place the sandwich on the hot griddle and cook until well browned. Flip carefully and cook the other side. Serve right away.

Notes: If you are making several sandwiches, you will have to lower the heat between sandwiches or they will start to burn before the cheese gets melty.


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