Egg in a Hole Bacon and Cheese Sandwich
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 thick cut slices of country or sourdough bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (swiss or provolone would be great), in thin slices or grated.
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a skillet (non stick was helpful but not necessary) over medium heat, cook bacon until browned and crispy. Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate lined with a piece of paper towel to soak up excess grease.
  2. While bacon is cooking, using a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter or a sharp knife, cut out a circle in the center of each slice of bread (about 2 inches in diameter)
  3. Pour off about half of bacon grease into a small bowl. Add bread to skillet and cook over medium high heat until bottom side of bread is golden brown, about 3 minutes or so.
  4. Crack an egg into each hole and sprinkle each with salt and pepper(some egg white will pool at the top and possibly squeeze out of the bottom - it is OK!) and cook until the bottom of the egg is set - about 2 minutes. Adjust heat if necessary.
  5. With a thin spatula, gently flip sandwich halves. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan and swirl. Cook this side of sandwich for an additional 1-2 minutes until egg whites are cooked through.
  6. Flip sandwich halves again and top one half of sandwich with cheese and then bacon. Remove from heat and top with remaining sandwich half.
  7. With a serrated knife, gently cut sandwich in half and enjoy!
Recipe by Fork Vs Spoon at