Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese

Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks

Sometimes I’m attracted to food because of its motion. Let me explain.

I love pulling a slice of pizza from the pie and seeing all the cheese strings flail in the air; only to then sword the cheese with my finger, breaking it off for good. That’s rad.

I love imagining (and watching) a kernel of popcorn exploding and transforming into a buttery, movie snack. Popcorn is the butterfly of the food world. Think about it.

I like when I pour a beer and flirt with the idea of it overflowing…and then it does. I always give a bratty smirk when that happens.

I like watching the little craters sporadically show up on the surface of a pancake.

I really dig bubbling, simmering tomato sauce. Lots of things simmer…tomato sauce, hands down, is the prettiest.

And then there’s the stream of a bright yellow yolk that gently flows out of a fried egg.

Food motion makes me hungry. Wait, does this mean I wanna eat motion? Is food motion even a thing?

Moving on…

This sandwich has two motions going on: a runny yolk and oozing cheese.

Pause…can we just take a moment and all agree that Egg-in-a-Hole is the cutest dish ever brained up.

“Yo, egg-in-a-hole, who brained you up?!”

Oh, you’re a piece of food and can’t talk back…cool.

Moving on…again…

I added a little prosciutto for some heft. I wanted dinner.

If you don’t have any or are trying to go veggie, leave it out. It’s totally delicious without it.

And please…grate yo’ cheese. It melts faster, which is important in this case.

Now, go make this for breakfast, lunch or dinner…and eat some food motion. It’s the right thing to do.

Egg-In-A-Hole Grilled Cheese

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1
Egg-In-A-Hole Grilled Cheese is the perfect after-school snack. A grilled cheese filled with gooey cheese and a hole cut in the center and an egg cooked in the center. It's the best of both worlds. 


  • 2 slices bread of choice , I used white; I think 7-grain would be lovely
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt & Black Pepper
  • 3 slices prosciutto


  • Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut a 2-inch hole from the center of both slices of bread. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. When it's melted, add the two slices of bread. Let the bread lightly toast for a minute, or until lightly golden brown, and then flip the two slices over. Dab the remaining butter in the middle of the bread circles. We want to ensure the egg doesn't stick.
  • Crack the eggs into the holes and season with salt and pepper. If you're using prosciutto, chill with the salt. Just add a little.
  • Cover the pan for a minute, just until the egg whites are sorta set. Next, add the grated cheese to one half and cover for another minute, or until the cheese is practically melted.
  • Using a spatula, gently top the cheese slice with the egg slice. Cook for one more minute, or until the cheese is melted.
CourseAppetizer, Snack
Keywordeggs, grilled cheese, put an egg on it
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  • Reply Teri Lyn Fister September 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Yum. This is cute. So are you.

  • Reply Tory September 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    COVET. This looks so dang good. Gorgeous work, Adrianna!

    • Reply Adrianna September 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Tory! X

  • Reply Erin September 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Whether food motion is a real thing or not I am totally with you. Love that you paired the oozing of the egg with this!

  • Reply Rachel at Eat and Write September 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Though this looks amazing (for serious), I mostly want to say that I’m stealing the phrase “brained up,” because it’s awesome. Who brained it up?

    • Reply Adrianna September 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      You can totally use it. No biggie. Don’t even have to give me credit. It’s all good.

  • Reply Paula @ Dishing the Divine September 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    wow…. this looks soooo tasty! And easy too!

  • Reply Sara B September 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Oh god yummm.

  • Reply New York Diaires September 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I am loving your posts as of late! Please keep the good stuff coming!

  • Reply brandi September 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    egg in a hole is one of my favorites, but this takes it over the edge. i need it. maybe tonight for dinner.

  • Reply Sara September 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    YUM! I am definitely going to try this one! And you are right, foods with ‘motion’ are yummy!

  • Reply Bev Weidner September 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I l-u-v eggs in a holes! Er, egg in a hole. Er, two eggs in two holes.


    HMM. Let me get back to you on this.

  • Reply rita in mi September 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I love love LOVE this idea!!

  • Reply tina September 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    i might just die now! you are brilliantly funny and a talented chef! i love reading your post – makes me feel giddy like a school girl!

  • Reply Kaja R. September 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Yummy! I just can’t wait to make them 🙂

  • Reply Jessica @ How Sweet September 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

    why are you so smart?! love love love eggs in a hole!

  • Reply Katrina September 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Mmm this sounds fabulous! I need to make this TODAY!

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