This is not your average breakfast sandwich. This egg-in-a-hole grilled cheese is the ultimate crunchy, buttery, eggy, spicy, cheesy indulgence. Oh and there’s bacon so yeah… Bring it on.
The husband is always on Reddit and therefore constantly providing me with titbits of the latest news, a lot of useless information, funny cat pictures and cool food snaps. One of the food pics inspired him to demand a grilled cheese with an egg in the bread. You never have to ask me twice to put an egg on something but now an egg IN something seems way more exciting!
I’m fairly egg mad and so why not just double egg it and have yolks for days. Also seeing as we’re taking some bread out of the equation technically we can say this is low carb right? That’s how it works… i’m sure of it. (These jeans also definitely shrunk in the wash.)
The Tabasco spiked butter is a revelation. The yolks are very rich and the vinegar and chilli peppers cut through that richness adding a depth of flavour and some great heat. Go as wild as you like with the Tabasco. I even chucked some on top and sadly some in my eye. Preferably don’t do that. But do make this sandwich. It’s just all kinds of delicious.
egg-in-a-hole grilled cheese sandwich with Tabasco butter
makes 1 sandwich
- 2 thick slices of sourdough bread
- 50g butter, softened
- Original Red Tabasco
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 rashers of bacon, cooked to your level of crispiness
- grated cheddar cheese
- sea salt & black pepper
Preheat oven on the maximum grill setting.
Mix a few good shakes of Tabasco into the softened butter. Cut holes out of each slice of bread using a cookie cutter or a small glass. Spread each slice with a generous amount of Tabasco butter on both sides.
Using a large non-stick frying pan fry the bread until golden brown. Crack one egg into each hole and cook for about a minute until the egg white is slightly set underneath and you can gently turn the slices over with a fish slice or similar wide flat egg lifter. Cook for another minute or so (you really want to keep the yolks runny for maximum yumness) season the eggs and then top one slice with the grated cheese.
Place the cheesy slice under the hot grill to melt the cheese. Remove and top with bacon and the other slice of eggy bread.
Eat every last bite and pair with a cold beer or bubbles because you deserve it and it’s always five o’clock somewhere.
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by the awesome folks at Tabasco SA