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Fancy Grilled Cheese with a Fried Egg


Servings: Makes 4

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more, room temperature, for bread

8 slices cranberry-walnut or country-style bread

6 ounces raclette or Gruyère, grated

4 large eggs

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

Truffle honey or regular honey (for serving)


Preheat oven to 300°. Heat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium. Butter one side of each slice of bread and place 4 slices in skillet, buttered side down. Top bread with cheese, reduce heat to low, and cook until underside is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes. ?

Top with remaining bread, buttered side up, turn sandwiches and cook until second side is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. ?

Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. ?

Drizzle sandwiches with honey and top each with a fried egg.