Eggs-in-a-Hole + Grilled Cheese = Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion!

[Photographs: Robyn Lee and J. Kenji López-Alt. Video: Natalie Holt]

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 with two eggs-in-a-hole (or bull's-eye eggs, eggs-in-a-basket, whatever you want to call them) replacing plain old bread.

Bonus: You get to make yourself a mini grilled cheese using the circular cutouts.

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If all goes well, once this sucker is fried up, the cheese will 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. Except perhaps disposable razors.

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