Egg in the Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich


When school was first out and the Little Chefs are very excited for the “best summer ever.” At our first summer lunch at home Little Chef A said, “Can we NOT have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at all this summer?” In the April 2012 Food Network Magazine there was a tear out with 50 different grilled cheese recipes. We read through them all and chose a few we thought sounded good. The first one we wanted to try was Egg in a Hole.
We found this recipe to be quick. It is very important all the components are ready before beginning. Otherwise you will get a very toasty sandwich! Little Chef A LOVES egg in the hole so she already knew how that was made even though she has never made it herself…until now. Little Chef A added some butter to a skillet, then placed on top her bread (with a hole in the middle). She immediately cracked an egg in the hole. Next she seasoned the egg with seasoned salt and pepper. The recipe did not say to season the egg, but we could not move on until it was seasoned. As you can tell she was very heavy handed with the salt!

When the white part of the egg was set she added a little more butter and flipped the egg in the hole on top of the butter to cook on the other side. She added another piece of butter and placed on top a second piece of bread and let it toast on one side. When it was toasted she again added a little butter and flipped it on top of the butter to toast the second side. Cheese was added to both pieces of toasted bread and bacon slices were added on top.

When all sides of the bread were toasted the cheeses are sandwiched together. As you can tell this sandwich was toasted a little too much on one side.

We cut the sandwich in half to serve and the egg was perfectly just underdone so it oozed out and was perfect for dipping.  We loved this sandwich and will be making it again.

Egg In The Hole
Food Network Magazine, April 2012

2 slices country white bread
3 pieces crisp bacon
1 egg
2 slices cheddar cheese

Cut out a 2-inch round from the center of 1 slice country white bread; place the bread in a hot buttered skillet and crack an egg into the hole. Cook until the white sets, then flip and top with 1 slice cheddar. Meanwhile, add another slice of bread to the skillet and top with 1 slice cheddar and 3 slices crisp bacon. Sandwich the two halves and cook until golden.

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32 Replies to "Egg in the Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich"

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    Laura July 30, 2012 (8:33 am)

    Sounds delcous. I am gong to make ths for my grand baby when she comes to vst. Have a good day!

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    Joy July 30, 2012 (10:11 am)

    That s smply brllant! I've always done eggs n basket, but never occurred to me to have t as part of a grlled cheese! Decadent!

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    Lisa Fyfe July 30, 2012 (11:15 am)

    delcous. we used to do them wth just egg. love the addton of cheese and bacon. perfecton!

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    Shannon Milholland July 30, 2012 (11:33 am)

    Ths sounds fun and yummy. My kds love egg sandwches and they love grlled cheese so ths s lke a great marrage!

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    Val @ Mental Chew July 30, 2012 (12:53 pm)

    Ths s gong to be lunch today! What a fun dea. Serously, how can you go wrong once you add cheese to anythng?!?

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    Brandi July 30, 2012 (1:06 pm)

    Ths s a brllant dea. My husband loves toast wth hs eggs, even better that you combned t nto one delcous sandwch.

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    Pamela July 30, 2012 (2:58 pm)

    I would have never thought to do that! Ths looks delcous! I wll be makng!

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    Mommys Juice July 30, 2012 (3:00 pm)

    My kds are PB&J; all summer so I'm sure they would be thrlled f I pulled ths off for them. Thx

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    Melting Moments Blog July 30, 2012 (4:08 pm)

    We called ths 'toad n a hole' when was growng up. It's an old favourte. Thanks for remndng me of t :)

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    Zachary and Sarah @ HHG July 30, 2012 (6:06 pm)

    Oh my heck. We call these Eggs In A Basket and the frst tme I ever had them, I was spendng the nght at my soon to be n-laws house and when I woke up, my fance's nephew who I had only met the nght before came upstars and gave me a plate wth these on them and sad sheepshly, "Sarah, I really love you." My heart completely melted! Haha It was adorable. Needless to say, these have a specal place wth me 😉 New follower! Can't wat to read more! Yay for beng blog frends!

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    Jessica July 30, 2012 (7:18 pm)

    And breakfast s served! I can't beleve I never thought to make egg n the basket toast nto a sandwch- genus! I am tryng ths recpe Pronto! Thanks for sharng, I found you va Couponng & Cookng's Mealtme Monday hop, and I am now followng along :)


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    Heather Graham July 30, 2012 (8:43 pm)

    Yum! Ths looks delcous! Would love for you to share at my lnky party –….

    Hope you have a great week!
    Your newest follower,

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    Cathy July 30, 2012 (10:19 pm)

    ths looks so fun and delcous! oh bet your kds are havng a blast n the ktchen…these wll be fond memores they'll look back on when they are adults : )

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    Maria Kitching July 31, 2012 (3:02 am)

    Ths looks great, my lttle boy wll love dong ths.
    Crafty Chc

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    Winnie July 31, 2012 (3:26 am)

    Great sandwch! I have no doubt my other half would just love t.

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    Carole July 31, 2012 (3:41 pm)

    Great post. I found you va the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef n Tranng
    I have lnked a pzza I dd wth leftover roast chcken. Have a good week.

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    Michelle G August 1, 2012 (7:08 am)

    That sounds really yummy! I bet my son would lke t.

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    Aimee August 1, 2012 (12:08 pm)

    So cute, and sounds delsh!

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    Ashley August 1, 2012 (8:34 pm)

    That looks so yummy!

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    Christine August 2, 2012 (7:43 am)

    Ok, I must try ths… I've never seen ths before. It looks yummy!!

    Thanks for sharng ths at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Realty!!

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    Kelli Becton August 2, 2012 (8:13 am)

    pnned and shared ths lttle yummy! thanks for lnkng wth kds n the ktchen!

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    Carla Karam August 2, 2012 (3:14 pm)

    Great recpe!! A must try!
    Thank you so much for jonng us n Thursdays Favorte Thngs Blog Hop! Wth Hs grace, wshng you peace and many blessngs to you and yours… Carla

  • comment-avatar August 2, 2012 (6:29 pm)

    I would make ths for myself when I was a chld! Perfect for kds. I hope your chldren had the best summer ever!

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    Ang August 3, 2012 (7:43 am)

    Hello! Stoppng by from Actvty Corner – love your post! I hope you’ll come vst me at Have a great day!

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    Betsy Pool August 3, 2012 (8:47 am)

    Wow – that looks absolutely amazng!! Pnnng ths for sure. I'm so glad you lnked up at Romance on a dme's TIOT party!!

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    Miz Helen August 3, 2012 (12:23 pm)

    Ths s a great Sandwch, that our whole famly wll enjoy. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharng wth Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Mz Helen

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    Katherines Corner August 3, 2012 (2:46 pm)

    yummy! Thank you for your bloggy frendshp and for sharng on the Thursday Favorte Thngs hop. Hopng you have a great weekend xo

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    Aunt B August 3, 2012 (4:45 pm)

    Ths s great. My fella would totally love ths for breakfast so I'm pnnng t to my breakfast board. Thanks for sharng.

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    Happy Whimsical Hearts August 4, 2012 (11:34 pm)

    What a fun way to make a grlled cheese sandwhch! I've never seen one lke ths before :-) Thanks for sharng at Happy ll ❤'s are bakng!!

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    Carrie August 6, 2012 (10:41 am)

    Oh, that sounds fun!! Thank you for sharng at Happy Famly Tmes!!

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    Tauni August 7, 2012 (10:25 pm)

    Great dea. I know the boys would love ths!

    Thanks for lnkng up agan at Show & Tell on SNAP!

    xoxo, Taun

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    Aunt B August 13, 2012 (11:33 am)

    Just wanted you to know that I've lnked ths post to my "What We Ate" blog post today. My husband loved hs specal breakfast. Thanks for sharng the dea.

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