Today was cheat day…or as I call it: Faturday.
So I chose to make myself an obscene sandwich. Don’t judge me, I ran nearly 4 miles before taking on this beast of a sandwich.
Normally I don’t eat bread or anything with gluten, or grains. So on my cheat day, I go full force. Today I made a Double decker grilled cheese with ham, cheddar, fried eggs, and fried shallot mayo. I was pleased with the result.
- Three slices of bread
- Four slices of ham
- Two handfuls of shredded cheddar
- One shallots
- One tablespoon of Japanese mayonnaise
- A generous slather of salted butter
First thing I did was make the fried shallot mayo. So I finely diced a large shallot, and fried it in a little bit of olive oil. Once the shallots were nice and carmelized, I removed it with a slotted spoon (to remove as much oil as possible), and mixed it with Japanese (Kewpie) mayo. I set it aside.
Next, I buttered all three slices of bread (liberally) and seasoned with salt and pepper. I set it aside.
Next I got my other ingredients ready. I fried my ham in the same pan as the shallots after adding a little butter. I set my eggs aside, I set my cheese aside and as my ham finished frying in the pan, I put the slices of bread, butter-side-down in a hot pan. Next, I turned on the broiler.
While the bread grilled in the pan, I topped two slices of bread with a generous handful of shredded cheddar. After about a minute of grilling the buttered bread in the pan, I threw the pan under the broiler to melt the cheese.
Meanwhile, I put a non stick pan on the stove and started frying two eggs.
As the eggs reached 75% done, I pulled the pan out from under the broiler. The cheese was melted and gooey. I topped the third slice of bread with the shallot mayo and my fried ham. I topped the other two slices of bread with my fried eggs.
Next, I put the whole thing together. The ham covered bread goes face up in the middle, and the other two surround it.