Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Eggs in a Hole + Grilled Cheese = Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion!

[Photographs: Robyn Lee and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

I wish I could say that I came up with what may well be the best breakfast sandwich concept ever on my own, but I'd be lying. I first came across the brilliant idea over on Reddit, but awesomeness rarely goes unrepeated when the internet is involved, and I have no shame in admitting that I made this sandwich within an hour after reading about it.

Like the infamous Fatty Melt (that's a burger made with two grilled cheese sandwiches as a bun, the brainchild of our own Adam Kuban), the Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion is a hybrid sandwich, combining elements from two or more sources into a single glorious dish. In this case, it's a simple grilled cheese sandwich between two eggs-in-a-hole (or bullseye eggs, eggs-in-a-basket, whatever you want to call it) replacing the plain old bread.

Added bonus: You get to make yourself a mini grilled cheese using the circular cut-outs.


If all goes well, once this sucker is fried up, the cheese should be perfectly melted, and the yolks still runny so that they gush forth as soon as you cut or bite into them. I strongly believe that anything good can be made better by adding a chin-dripping element to it. Except perhaps disposable razors.

Click through the slideshow for a full step-by-step breakdown of the process »


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