I never thought that a grilled sandwich would be very good until I first tried Quiznos. Since then, I’ve attempted numerous other grilled sandwiches. Of course, grilled cheese is a classic that I have perfected. The tuna melt is another favorite of mine. This past week, I finally took grilled to the breakfast realm with a scrambled egg melt.
Actually, I can’t claim it as my own idea. My wife came up with this melt and had to spell it out to me. In my defense, the night before she had asked for a cheese sandwich with butter (not even warm, eww). But once I understood exactly what she was asking for, I knew there was something. The highest compliment I have for a food these days is taking my camera to the kitchen to photograph it. And I did that for this recipe!
Granted, it isn’t hard to get me excited for a breakfast sandwich. It’s my preferred way of eating breakfast. Especially when I can get my hands on some Case’s Pork Roll. Of course, with as hard as it is to get porkroll outside for the mid-Atlantic states, I’m more likely to use it to prepare my mother’s Baked Pork Roll.
- 2 eggs
- 1 TBSP milk
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- 2 slices bread
- ~1 TBSP butter
- 2 slices "melty" cheese
- Preheat non-stick pan over medium heat. In small bowl, whip eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
- Pour egg mixture into pan. Stir continuously until eggs are "hard scrambled." And no liquid is left in the pan. Set aside.
- Place slice of bread butter down on pan. Place on slice of cheese on top. Cover with scrambled eggs and top with other slice of cheese. Cover with other slice of bread, butter up.
- Cook approximately 2 minutes until bottom is browned, then flip. Cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
Next time, I’m tempted to try cooking up some Canadian bacon or sausage patties and placing that on top of the egg before adding the second slice of cheese. The problem here would be that I wouldn’t have anything to get the egg and the bacon/sausage to stick together. That just might require a third slice of cheese. That begs the question, can you have too much cheese on your grilled sandwich? I lean towards no, but with balance is essential with any hot sandwich.
What is your favorite grilled sandwich or melt? Are you a fan of breakfast sandwiches?