I first experience egg-in-a-hole when by best friend made it for me for breakfast one day while I was visiting her in Vegas. I don't know how it is that I had never had it before, but I fell in love with it on the spot. For some reason though, I never really made it myself until recently. Then, when I was snowed in this weekend, I came up with this Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese with Bacon and my-oh-my was it good!
I had just made the egg bread I posted last week and I knew it would be perfect for this sammy so I went for it. It was lovely. The bread grilled up with a delightfully delicate crunch while still maintaining it's spongy crumb. The cheese adds it's ooey-gooey-melty goodness and the pepper bacon added a nice chew to the texture while also adding a lovely smokiness and a slightly peppery bite.
I made these for my husband and I for lunch, so I started out with 4 slices of bread, cutting a hole in 2 of the slices...
I placed one regular slice and one slice with the hole cut out of it in my preheated, buttered, cast iron skillet...
Then I cracked an egg right into the hole and seasoned it with salt and pepper.
Once both slices are nicely browned, turn them over and place a couple slices of cheese on the non-holey (non holey????) slice.
Remove from the pan and serve hot! Repeat with the second sandwich (or you could use a two-burner griddle and make both sammies simultaneously).
Voila! A lovely Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese with Bacon Sandwich. YUM!
Enjoy - Ciao!