Grilled Cheese and Fried Egg Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese and Fried Egg Sandwiches

yield: Makes 4

active time: 20 minutes

total time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients

  • 12 slices pancetta (Italian bacon)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 thin slices provolone cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 small green onion, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese shavings
  • 12 fresh basil leaves or arugula leaves 

Preparation

Cook pancetta in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels. Reserve skillet with drippings.

Melt butter in extra-large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices; top each with 2 provolone slices. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cook until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat skillet with drippings over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet; cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Set 6 pancetta slices and 2 eggs atop each of 2 cheese toasts. Top eggs with onion, Parmesan, and basil, then remaining bread slices, cheese side down. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

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