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Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Of all the ideas that were running through my head about how to use the first of the bacon jam, the one that captured my imagination the most was of course a bacon jam grilled cheese sandwich! (Raise your hand if you knew this was coming.) Since bacon goes so well with cool and creamy avocados they were the obvious companion to the bacon jam in the grilled cheese sandwich but I wanted to add one more thing. With the word jam in the title and the bacon and avocado combo I kept thinking about breakfast sandwiches for some reason. The breakfast sandwich idea made me realize that this was the perfect opportunity to try something that I have been wanting to try for a long time, adding a fried egg to the inside of a grilled cheese sandwich!

Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The trick as I saw it, was going to be to cook the grilled cheese sandwich without breaking the egg yolk and without over cooking it because the runny yolk was the whole reason that the egg was there in the first place. It turned out to be much easier than expected and all that you need to do is be gentle with the sandwich, especially when flipping it and it will come out all right. I have to say that the combo of the smoky, sweet, salty and spicy bacon jam, the avocado and the egg with its runny yolk all wrapped up in the melted cheesy goodness of a grilled cheese is absolutely phenomenal! I am so addicted!

Note: If you are not a big fan of runny egg yolks, feel free to omit the egg and the bacon jam and avocado grilled cheese sandwich will still be amazing!

Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Just look at that amazing runny egg yolk!

Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Fried Egg

A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with sweet, salty, smoky and spicy bacon jam, cool and creamy avocado, a fried egg with runny yolk and plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese.


Servings: makes one sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease or butter (optional)
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons bacon jam
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded, room temperature
  • 1/2 medium avocado, sliced, room temperature
Directions
  1. Heat the bacon grease in a pan over medium heat, add the egg and fry sunny side up, about 2-3 minutes ans set aside.
  2. Butter the outside side of each slice of bread, spread the bacon jam on the inside, place one slice in the pan buttered side down, sprinkle on half of the cheese, then top with avocado, fried egg and the remaining cheese followed by the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.
  3. Cook until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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23 comments:

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

That is one delicious sandwich!

Unknown said...

I had sent the bacon jam recipe to a friend and we were both trying to figure out what it would be good on - Literally, an hour ago, I emailed him and said 'I bet it would be good on some type of breakfast sandwich!" Then I got home and saw the link for this recipe on my facebook page. Great minds think alike! :)

Unknown said...

I had sent the bacon jam recipe to a friend and we were both trying to figure out what it would be good on - Literally, an hour ago, I emailed him and said 'I bet it would be good on some type of breakfast sandwich!" Then I got home and saw the link for this recipe on my facebook page. Great minds think alike! :)

vanillasugarblog said...

Homesick texan made this spicy bacon jam and the recipe has been sitting on my "to make" pile for ages.
I know I say this all the time, but you need to open a Grilled Cheese truck!!!

Anonymous said...

absolutely over the top !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Makes me have a breakfast again! :-)

Anonymous said...

YUM! Now I've got another reason to make some bacon jam ... I need to buy some bacon first - but this is high on my list of must make items!

Ashley said...

bacon jam on a breakfast sandwich...i'm loving it!

Beth H. said...

Didn't have the bacon jam, but did a version of this tonight and it was wonderful.

Lu Ann said...

drooling

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Droolworthy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Littledessert - Recept och Webbshop said...

so lovely!

Joanne said...

My hand is raised HIGH. Looks like one awesome grilled cheese!

Kate@Framed Cooks said...

You are a genius! I don't think I've ever seen a more perfect or creative grilled cheese sandwich. Bravo!!!

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

May I just LIVE in your kitchen?

Monique said...

wow wow wow wow

you had me at bacon jam. Gooey cheese was a bonus.

Kelly said...

This looks delicious!!

chanteusevca said...

Wow! Most of my favorite things in one sandwich! If I weren't on the induction phase of the Atkins eating plan, I would have this for breakfast or lunch with low carb bread. For now, I'll just have to save this over the top yummy sandwich idea for maintenance.

NotesFromAbroad said...

This looks ridiculously delicious .. and messy :)

Nettyboop said...

Is it wrong that I was licking my monitor screen - looks and sounds soooo delish - can't wait to try!

Jenny @ Savour the Senses said...

Just when I thought you couldn't possibly come up with a better grilled cheese... hats off you to! haha

Anonymous said...

how do you make bacon jam???

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Click on the link in the recipe obove or here it is again: http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/08/maple-bourbon-bacon-jam.html

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