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Breakfast Grilled Cheese

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Breakfast Grilled Cheese
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You can turn many meals into breakfast by adding an egg on top — or, in this case, in the middle. American cheese, a slightly runny yolk plus toasty bread equals the most delicious breakfast grilled cheese. To make, fry an egg on medium-low heat until the yolks are just set, but still a little jiggly. Place a slice of American cheese on one piece of bread, pop the cooked egg in the middle and top with the other slice of bread. Cook as you would a classic grilled cheese.

Ready in
30 m
20 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
1
Servings
658
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 slices ½ inch thick white bread
  • 2 slices cheddar or American cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise

Directions

Fry an egg on medium-low heat until the yolks are just set, but still a little jiggly.

Sandwich 2 slices of cheese and your egg between 2 slices of bread.

Preheat a skillet, and melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat.

Spread or brush the outside of the sandwich with 1 tablespoon mayo and cook until light golden brown, about 4-6 minutes.

Flip the sandwich, (add more butter to the pan if needed) and cook the other side until brown and the cheese is melted, another 4-6 minutes.

You can press down on the sandwich gently so it browns evenly, but don’t smash it.