BACON & EGG BREAKFAST GRILLED CHEESE

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Prep Time: 3 Mins

Cook Time: 6 Mins

Makes: Makes 2 Sandwiches

Ingredients

2 eggs
2 Tbsp. milk OR water Salt and pepper
3 tsp. butter, room temperature, DIVIDED
4 slices whole wheat OR white bread
2 slices Co-Jack cheese
4 slices fully-cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. BEAT eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl until blended.
  2. HEAT 1 tsp. butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  POUR IN egg mixture.  As eggs begin to set, GENTLY PULL the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large soft curds.  CONTINUE cooking – pulling, lifting and folding eggs – until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains.  Do not stir constantly.  REMOVE from pan.  CLEAN skillet.
  3. SPREAD remaining 2 tsp. butter evenly on one side of each bread slice.  PLACE 2 slices in skillet, buttered side down.  TOP evenly with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon.  COVER with remaining bread, buttered side up.
  4. GRILL sandwiches over medium heat, turning once, until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
  5. ENJOY.

Pro Tips

Updated USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release #23 (2010)

  • Avoid cast iron.  Eggs scrambled in a cast iron skillet can turn a greenish shade.  This harmless but unappealing color change is the result of a chemical reaction between iron in the pan and sulfur in egg whites.
  • Don’t overcook.  The heat retained in the pan will continue to cook and firm up the eggs after pan is removed from heat.   
  • How long to beat?  It’s a matter of preference.  Light beating produces more dense scrambled eggs.  Vigorous beating aerates the eggs, resulting in lighter fluffier curds.

Nutrition Info

Nutrition information per sandwich:  408 calories; 23 g total fat; 11 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 239 mg cholesterol; 698 mg sodium; 24 g carbohydrate; 4 g dietary fiber; 23 g protein; 777.6 IU Vitamin A; 52.7 IU Vitamin D; 52.7 mcg folate; 256.9 mg calcium; 2.4 mg iron; 156.7 mg choline.