Fancy Grilled Cheese with a Fried Egg

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Courtesy of Milktooh in Indianapolis, IN. Photograph by Peter Frank Edwards.

INGREDIENT

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (plus more), room temperature, for bread
  • 8 Slices cranberry-walnut or country-style bread
  • 6 oz. Raclette or gruyère, grated
  • 4 Large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Truffle honey or regular honey (for serving)

Directions

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

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