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
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.