Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bacon & Egg Grilled Cheese

I saw a recipe last week for a quick grilled cheese sandwich with the addition of pancetta and egg.  This sounded like a great idea to me and I decided then and there to make it!  I couldn't find pancetta but I did buy some thick cut bacon at Henry's and it was just perfect.  This could be eaten at dinner, lunch or breakfast--we had it for dinner though.  It takes about 15 minutes to make too so you can make it tonight!

I think that eggs and bacon are very hearty and a really nice comfort taste, add a little cheese and warm bread and that's what I call a meal.

4 slices sourdough bread
4 slices provolone cheese or other cheese of choice (we sort of wished for something more flavorful like irish cheddar)
4 slices bacon
2 eggs
2 sprigs of basil

1. Heat a small skillet and place slices of bacon in it and cook until crispy on each side
2. Meanwhile, butter bread slices on the outsides of the bread and top the inside with cheese.
3. When the bacon is done, set aside on paper towels to drain. In the bacon pan, drain a little of the grease and crack the eggs into the pan. Season with a little salt and pepper. Fry the eggs until the yolks look solid to your liking.
4. In another skillet heat a little butter and add 2/4 of the bread slices with cheese butter side down. When cheese is melted, top with egg, bacon basil and second slice of bread & cheese. Be careful not to puncture the yolk.  Flip the sandwiches over and grill the other side until cheese has melted.
5. Serve warm

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