Jarlsberg and Egg with a Hat on

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This makes a delicious brunch dish or for a quick supper served with a green salad

Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

4 slices medium sliced white bread, preferably sourdough
150g sliced Jarlsberg
50g butter
2 eggs


  • Butter each slice of bread on one side
  • Heat large frying pan and place bread butter-side down in the pan, frying until golden brown
  • Remove bread from the pan and make 2 sandwiches with the cheese with the browned side on the inside
  • Butter the 4 sides of the bread and with a 2″ round cutter, cut a ring out of the middle of each sandwich. Keep the circle of bread still in the sandwich.
  • Heat the frying pan and pop in the whole sandwiches.
  • Fry on 1 side until browned and crisp. Remove the middles and turn everything over.
  • Crack 1 egg into each hole.
  • The lids will be a good indicator of how quickly the undersides of the bread is cooking.
  • Fry the sandwiches gently until the egg is cooked.
  • Remove from the pan and top with the ‘hat’.