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 delicious. I am going to make this for my grand baby when she comes to visit. Have a good day!

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    Joy July 30, 2012 (10:11 am)

    That is simply brilliant! I've always done eggs in basket, but never occurred to me to have it as part of a grilled cheese! Decadent!

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

    delicious. we used to do them with just egg. i love the addition of cheese and bacon. perfection!

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

    This sounds fun and yummy. My kids love egg sandwiches and they love grilled cheese so this is like a great marriage!

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

    This is going to be lunch today! What a fun idea. Seriously, how can you go wrong once you add cheese to anything?!?

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    Brandi July 30, 2012 (1:06 pm)

    This is a brilliant idea. My husband loves toast with his eggs, even better that you combined it into one delicious sandwich.

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    Pamela July 30, 2012 (2:58 pm)

    I would have never thought to do that! This looks delicious! I will be making!

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

    My kids are PB&J; all summer so I'm sure they would be thrilled if I pulled this off for them. Thx

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

    We called this 'toad in a hole' when i was growing up. It's an old favourite. Thanks for reminding me of it 🙂

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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 first time I ever had them, I was spending the night at my soon to be in-laws house and when I woke up, my fiance's nephew who I had only met the night before came upstairs and gave me a plate with these on them and said sheepishly, "Sarah, I really love you." My heart completely melted! Haha It was adorable. Needless to say, these have a special place with me 😉 New follower! Can't wait to read more! Yay for being blog friends!

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    Jessica July 30, 2012 (7:18 pm)

    And breakfast is served! I can't believe I never thought to make egg in the basket toast into a sandwich- genius! I am trying this recipe Pronto! Thanks for sharing, I found you via Couponing & Cooking's Mealtime Monday hop, and I am now following along 🙂


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

    Yum! This looks delicious! Would love for you to share at my linky party –….

    Hope you have a great week!
    Your newest follower,

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    Cathy July 30, 2012 (10:19 pm)

    this looks so fun and delicious! oh i bet your kids are having a blast in the kitchen…these will be fond memories they'll look back on when they are adults : )

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

    This looks great, my little boy will love doing this.
    Crafty Chic

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    Winnie July 31, 2012 (3:26 am)

    Great sandwich! I have no doubt my other half would just love it.

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    Carole July 31, 2012 (3:41 pm)

    Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. 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 like it.

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    Aimee August 1, 2012 (12:08 pm)

    So cute, and sounds delish!

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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 this… I've never seen this before. It looks yummy!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

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

    pinned and shared this little yummy! thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen!

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

    Great recipe!! A must try!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

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

    I would make this for myself when I was a child! Perfect for kids. I hope your children had the best summer ever!

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    Ang August 3, 2012 (7:43 am)

    Hello! Stopping by from Activity Corner – love your post! I hope you’ll come visit me at Have a great day!

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

    Wow – that looks absolutely amazing!! Pinning this for sure. I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!!

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

    This is a great Sandwich, that our whole family will enjoy. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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

    yummy! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

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

    This is great. My fella would totally love this for breakfast so I'm pinning it to my breakfast board. Thanks for sharing.

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

    What a fun way to make a grilled cheese sandwhich! I've never seen one like this before 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Happy lil ❤'s are baking!!

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    Carrie August 6, 2012 (10:41 am)

    Oh, that sounds fun!! Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

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    Tauni August 7, 2012 (10:25 pm)

    Great idea. I know the boys would love this!

    Thanks for linking up again at Show & Tell on SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

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

    Just wanted you to know that I've linked this post to my "What We Ate" blog post today. My husband loved his special breakfast. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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