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Poached Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Every once in a while we need to change up some great classic meals.  Take the good ol’ American grilled cheese sandwich, for instance. Let me tell you that adding an egg to this classic gives it that WOW factor with the extra bonus of adding vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. 



2 slices sourdough bread 


cheddar cheese 

1 poached egg 



The first step is to poach an egg.  While there are many variations on how to poach an egg, I will let you discover the best way to do this, as once you have a technique, it is best to stick with it.   Place the poached egg to the side and start on your new Grilled Egg and Cheese Sandwich.  

Thinly slice the cheese into strips and keep one square slice (this will all make sense soon).  

Place one piece of buttered bread butter-side down on your grill or frying pan.  Place the strips of cheese on the bread creating a type of well for your poached egg to lay in.  Gently lay your egg into the well you have created and place a larger square piece of cheese overtop of the egg.  Place the other piece of buttered bread (butter side up) on top of the sandwich.  Resist all urges to press down on the sandwich as you do not want the egg yolk to break.  When the cheese starts to melt and the bottom bread is grilled to your liking, very carefully flip the sandwich, making sure not to break the yolk. Grill till done.

Once you have taken the sandwich off the grill, cut in half down the middle and see the yolk drip out of the middle of the sandwich you have created.  

While this may seem like lots of steps, as long as you are gentle with the yolk, you will be greatly rewarded with this unique and original work of art. The poached egg grilled cheese sandwich is unique and absolutely delicious.


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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Egg Farmers of Canada via Mode Media Canada.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Egg Farmers of Canada.

Nena Sinclair

Sunday 20th of March 2016

I love grilled cheese and I love poached eggs, so why didn't I think to do this? I've got to give it a try, it looks so good!

Chandra O"Connor

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

omgosh I would never have thought of that. I want it in my belly!

Ronald Gagnon

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Three great ingredients.....but you had me at sourdough

Cheryl Grandy

Friday 20th of November 2015

Wonderful idea. This is a good way to make grilled cheese sandwiches into a satisfying supper.

kathy downey

Friday 20th of November 2015

Just wanted to pop back and tell you how much we enjoyed this