|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 68g||87%|
|Saturated Fat 34g||168%|
|Total Carbohydrate 40g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||39%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Vitamin C 13mg||63%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This savory breakfast grilled cheese pairs nutty gouda with creamy avocado, a perfectly cooked medium-boiled egg, and some spicy Sriracha hot sauce, all grilled between two buttery slices of whole-grain bread. And best of all—this breakfast sandwich is perfect to eat on the run.
This grilled cheese sandwich is so simple to make and easy to change up, too. Make it with your favorite kind of cheese and bread. We have provided some thoughts and ideas below the recipe on types of bread and cheeses that would work well. Scale up the recipe to make however many sandwiches needed to share with your family and guests.
You can also enjoy this sandwich with a bowl of tomato basil soup for lunch or a light dinner.
2 to 3 ounces gouda cheese
1 medium boiled egg
1/2 medium ripe avocado
1/2 tablespoon Sriracha, more to taste
2 tablespoons salted butter
2 slices whole-grain bread
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Before you begin, you'll want to have a perfectly cooked medium-boiled egg. If you have no idea how to do that, no sweat—it's easy! Just place 1 egg in boiling water, lower the heat to medium, and then cook for 8 minutes. Shock the egg in ice water, and then peel immediately. The yolk will be just slightly runny in the middle while the outside is firm to the touch.
Now that your egg is prepared, layer one piece of bread with half of the gouda cheese, the entire sliced avocado, the entire crumbled egg, a drizzle of Sriracha, the remaining cheese, and then the other piece of bread. Butter both sides of the sandwich and set aside.
Place the buttered sandwich in a cast-iron skillet or panini press, and cook until the exterior is crispy and golden and the interior is melty and irresistible.
Allow to sit for a few minutes to firm up and then serve. Don't forget to share!
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.
- Soften up the butter so it spreads easier on the bread.
- Swap the gouda cheese out for muenster, mild or sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack, or whatever cheese you desire.
- Switch up the bread. Instead of whole-grain, you could use French, Italian, Rye, or sourdough.
- Add some crispy slices of bacon...three or four slices should do it.