Saturday, February 6, 2016

saturday morning special ~ egg-in-the-hole sandwich

The speed of life has definitely returned to normal, and there have been far too many days since my last post.  But I couldn't think of a better one for a Saturday morning return than this one!
I've mentioned before how we love our Saturday breakfasts.  They're not always big, but many times they're more special than the bag of cereal or occasional sausage and piece of cinnamon toast we take in the car during the week.  

This sandwich definitely qualifies as special.  The combination of smokey bacon, slightly sweet and seared potato bread, all laced in warm egg and melted cheese... Yes.  Special.  That's a good word for it.  It is very easy, and so, very filling.  A great way to kick-start a day, for sure.

I'm looking forward to this weekend and a little more time to enjoy my boys and good food.  I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and can find a moment to fire up the griddle for something - and someone - special, too!

Egg-in-the-Hole Sandwich

  • 2 pieces potato bread (like this one)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 slices bacon (I prefer thick-sliced for this)
  • 1 slice sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp real butter
  • salt and pepper
1. While griddle is heating, cook bacon in pan until done, remove from pan and lay on paper towels to remove excess grease.

2. Transfer about 1-2 tbsp of bacon grease to griddle, add butter, and heat until butter melts.

3. While butter is melting, cut hole in bread using a 2-inch round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter.  Of course a fun shape, like a heart, would be cute, too!

4. When butter/grease mixture is heated, spread on griddle to cover enough surface for mixture to cover bread pieces when flipped.  

5. Place each piece of bread on the griddle, making sure the hole has adequate butter/grease in it to keep egg from sticking.  

6. Crack eggs carefully, one at a time, and pour in each hole of bread.  Cook until slightly set and flip over, taking care not to bust yolks.

7. Place bacon slices on one slice of flipped bread.  Layer with cheese and top with second piece of bread.  Season with salt and pepper.

8. Flip sandwich one more time to make sure not to overcook bottom egg.  A perfectly runny yolk is key, here. Season again.

9. Remove from griddle once cheese is melted.  Cut in half and serve immediately.

Idea from Bon Appetit!