Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Grilled Cheese 2.0

I am totally ripping this off of Esquire.com - gotta give credit here, but this sounds good.


(2) Think Slices of Applewood-Smoked Bacon
(3) Large Eggs
(1) Tablespoon of sour cream
(1/4) Cup of water
(4) Slices of nice whole wheat bread
(4) Slices of Cheddar Cheese
Sea Salt and Fresh Pepper to taste


Start off by rendering two nice, thick slices of applewood-smoked bacon, diced small, in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Crack some fresh black pepper over the bacon, and while it's cooking, whisk three large eggs with a tablespoon of sour cream and a quarter cup of water. Whole-wheat bread or grain bread works nicely for this — lay out four slices and top each with sliced cheddar. When the bacon is just about done, strain out the fat (saving it) and add the eggs to the pan with the bacon. Let them almost set before lightly scrambling them with a wooden spoon. When the eggs are about done, divide them onto two slices of the bread. Sprinkle sea salt on the eggs and then cover them with the other two slices of bread and cheese. After wiping out the pan with a dry cloth, add some of the bacon fat and a tablespoon of butter to the pan over low heat and place the two sandwiches in the pan. Cover and let them cook for about four minutes, until they are golden brown, then flip them over for another four minutes. When the cheese is melted, they're done. Only one pan from start to finish. Makes two sandwiches.

Total time to prepare: 10 minutes