Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bacon-Grilled Cheese Egg-in-the-Hole

Less may be more, but so is more. I thought it would be a great idea to make a egg-in-the-hole for breakfast awhile ago, but instead of the usual toast with an egg fried into the middle of it, why not use a grilled cheese sammich? With bacon in it? Why the fuck not.

I made a coupla grilled cheese sandwiches (with Provolone and crispy bacon), punched a hole in the center and cracked an egg into it. I nibbled the cookie-cutter mini-sammies while I nervously paced back and forth, worrying that I'd over-toast the sandwich waiting for the egg to cook, then flipped it gingerly. Perfection. Though delicious, next time, I'll add a little something to brighten it up - tomato slices? Slivers of sweet onion?

Serve with The Believer and a fiery Bloody Mary.


(Note: thank you to this sassy bitch who corrected my original title, a misuse of toad-in-the-hole. Toad-in-the-hole is bangers in Yorkshire pudding, not an egg in toast. It was cool of her to call me out - it's how I learn!)

49 comments:

Melissa said...

mmm, looks delish!

Syd said...

Are you trying to score an appearance on this site?

That said, I'd eat it.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds brilliant... as usual...

Elra said...

OMG Heather, this is the only thing that my husband inherited from his father, and then he passed this to my son. He made it exactly the way you made it, sans bacon (he's Jewish, what can I say) My son and I though, will always put bacon if there is one in my fridge. Yumm Heather, Yum!
Cheers,
elra

Heather said...

mmmm. looks so tasty! you have put three of my favorite things into one hand held meal. i think i love you.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, you are SO taunting See's!

Peter G said...

You know how I love your creations!...this one's brilliant!

adventureswiththewoods said...

Holy shit. I now know what I'm shoving in my pie hole for breakfast this weekend.

abadeeba said...

that's just not fair. i want one. NOW.

Lydia said...

Totally awesome! My grandmother always called the egg-in-toast a Toad in the Hole too, but I keep seeing all these conflicting claims about what it really means. To my sister, and I though, it will always be the real deal! (And this takes it that ever-so-important step further!)

Eric said...

Looks delicious!

In Argentina you can add an egg to just about anything and call it "completo", so I declare this sandwich grilled chee completo.

maggie said...

A masterful creation. I just may make one for dinner tomorrow.

J.Danger said...

Jesus. You are a genius!

Esi said...

I am so loving this!

StripyPixieSocks said...

Eh. Toad in the hole is nothing like that whatsoever.

Toad in the hole is sausages in Yorkshire pudding!

Brittany said...

This is pretty much the best thing ever. With the exception that it doesn't have a cock on it.

yes! tomatoes!!!

Manggy said...

Hah, I was actually expecting to find the banger in yorkshire puds thing when I first saw the feed title :) I'm so f***ing (right, I can't do it all the time or it won't be as hot) British, aren't I? :P I vote for tomato slivers :)

MrOrph said...

Me luvs your imagination. I am totally making this.

Stacy said...

How about add a slather of pesto for the brightening? It always works for the grilled cheese/tomato soup combo.

Of course you could always do the tomatoes, add a side of baked beans, and a few sausages and come pretty close to the 'full English'.

Christine said...

I make egg-in-the-hole all the time! Man, if I make this for my fiance maybe I can convince him that City Hall is the way to go instead of the frufru princess wedding of his dreams? (HA! he would kill me if he read that.)

Heather said...

Melissa - It was kind of special.

Syd - Actually, that site is the wind beneath my wings. I totally got inspirado from it.

Jenn - You should try it. It's a healthy breakfast!

Elra - Ha! That's so cool. It is better with bacon though, isn't it?

Heather - *blushing*

Cookie - Oh, just you wait.

Petah - Is there an Australian version of something like this?

AWWW - I love that your acronym is someone fawning. Sort of a propos.

Abracadabra - One can be yours in ten minutes or less.

Lydia - Your grandma had it right, I named it the wrong thing.

Eric - Ooh, I like that. And I appreciate that the Argentinians top everything with a fried egg.

Maggie - It actually would be a complete meal with a little lemony arugula salad.

J Danger - Nah, I just try to fit bacon into everything.

Esi - It was a delightful breakfast. Try it sometime!

StripyPixieSocks - You're my new hero. No one ever tells me when I'm wrong, so thank you for straightening me out. :)

Brittany - Everything's better with some dick on it.

Marky - You're more British than I am, that's for sure.

Don - You totally should. The whole wheat toast makes it healthy.

Stacy - When you get back I want you to make me a full English. It sounds kind of naughty.

Christine - Ha! You crack me up. (You should just elope to Fiji, TRUST ME.)

wheredidmysaucego said...

I LOVE IT! the possibilites are endless!!

Bellini Valli said...

I absolutely love this concept Heather:D

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of breakfast.

dp said...

What?! No cute little penis shaped cut out for your egg? :-)

Katie Barlow said...

Oh my gosh brilliant! Must try soon!

Hillary said...

What a great idea! I wish I ate bacon so I could try this. Would be awesome with any sandqich though I'm sure.

therealchiffonade said...

I won't be back to this website. You have an immature, filthy mouth. Apparently you feel that making statements like "Why the fuck not" makes you important somehow.

SHEESH!

The Duo Dishes said...

It's like the food pyramid in one meal. Check!

The Spiteful Chef said...

Nobel prize for best combination of amazing foods (bacon, cheese...) goes to your hot ass for this invention. Yarrr, shiver me arteries.

The Spiteful Chef said...

Nobel prize for best combination of amazing foods (bacon, cheese...) goes to your hot ass for this invention. Yarrr, shiver me arteries.

Heather said...

WDMSG - Yes, there are many things that can be stuffed into a grilled cheese, the least of which is a fried egg.

Valli - Well it certainly beats a bowl of cereal. :D

Pam - Well that's obviously because you are cool.

Darlene - A penis out of an egg? That may be too meta for me.

Katie - Yes. Yes, you must.

Hillary - You wish you ate bacon? Then why don't you?

Chiff - I've missed you, you crazy cunt.

Chrystal - More like a food Ponzi.

Kristie - If you put your tits and my ass on one chick we'd be rich, baby.

Traci said...

Oh ... too good. And had it been white bread..... even bigger sigh.

Foodycat said...

Toad in the hole can also refer to this dish - it is not just the batter pudding with sausages. This is amazing and delicious and I think needs a slightly sweet tomato relish on the side.

Brooke said...

Holy shit now that's breakfast. A mater would definitely perk it up a tad. And once again your egg yolk porn has totally turned me on.

Lo said...

That's the Most Awesomest Idear you've come up with this week, My Dear Heather.

We are TOTAL toads fans. And this is like... Toad with a capital T. :)

kyouell said...

1) Never heard of toad or egg in a hole. We call these hobo sandwiches (sammiches since I've started reading here).

2) I haven't had bacon in the house for over a year because I loathe the clean-up. Got any hints?

3) I luuhrve tomato on my grilled cheese, so that's my vote.

4) That *is* egg porn.

Kevin said...

What an amazing sandwich!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Now we're talking.

I reckon more bacon on top if you want more colour.

And then send it over to me.

Emily said...

Oh yeaaahhhh. That's what I'm talking about. This sounds delicious. I bet the tomato would be really good in it as well.

Ken Albala said...

Heather, Don't let anyone tell you otherwise: in the US this is too a fucking toad in the hole. I think it must be position number 46 too. And please don't ever stop cursing. As for the dish, it is singularly inspired as usual - witness the effluvia of comments!

I just happened to buy some quail eggs this morning, and I think I shall riff on your invention. It has happened before. Stop and think of it. An Acme sourdough, with a nice emmenthaler, bits of bacon and tiny holes cut out with a little shot glass maybe and a quail egg plopped in each. Tadpoles in holes. Or something to that effect. Thanks! Ken

Zen Chef said...

Chiffonade is alive!!! I was getting worried. Nice way to handle it heather. lol.

Damn that looks good!

Peter M said...

The Chiff is in "da haus"...jam a sandwich down her throat and see if she chokes like Mama Cass!

Brittany said...

I heard rumors that the chiff was by here. I'm delighted to see they are true. It's been a while.

At least she didn't ask you if your cursing was a result of your ethnicity.
Now THAT was classy

Tokyoastrogirl said...

BRILLIANT!

cook eat FRET said...

thought i commented

toad in the hole
listen to ken
totally

my mom called it - moon over miami

anyway - call it whatever. it's a brilliant fucking combo.

hey, i JUST discovered goat butter!!!

Brittany said...

Every single time I open my reader, and there is a new post from you...I always come back to drool over this one. Always.

janetching said...

This looks really yummy! Glad to find your blog.

warren said...

Damn! That shit looks GOOOOOOD.