Recipe courtesy of Brett Cooper
Episode: Grilled Cheese
Total:
45 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 sandwiches
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 slices rustic levain or sourdough bread
  • Aioli, recipe follows
  • 12 strips thickly sliced applewood smoked bacon, cooked
  • 6 cups grated Wagon Wheel cheese
  • Oil, to coat cast-iron skillet
  • 12 eggs
Aioli:
  • 3 green Anaheim chiles
  • 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for tossing
  • Sea salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Lemon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 

Spread the bread with the Aioli. Place 2 strips cooked bacon on each slice. Then sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated cheese per slice. Oil a cast-iron skillet and place the sandwiches inside. Place in the oven and cook until the cheese has melted. 

While the sandwiches are in the oven, fry the eggs over easy (2 eggs for each portion). 

When the cheese has melted, remove the sandwiches from the oven and serve topped with fried eggs. This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

Aioli:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Toss the chiles with some olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt and roast, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 5 minutes. Peel the skins, de-seed and mince the chiles. 

Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolk with a squeeze of lemon juice until it loosens. Slowly whisk in the olive oil to form a thick emulsification. Fold in the chiles with a pinch of salt into the aioli base.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cory's Famous Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Cory Hardrict

Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Fried Clams

G. Garvin's No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of G. Garvin

Bacon Whipped Cream

Deep-Fried Chocolate Bar

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Kelsey's Homemade

7:30am | 6:30c

Kelsey's Homemade

8:30am | 7:30c

Kelsey's Homemade

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Sweets

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c

Sugar Showdown

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Sugar Showdown

8pm | 7c

Sugar Showdown

8:30pm | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cupcake Showdown

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12am | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30am | 11:30c

Donut Showdown

1:30am | 12:30c

Cupcake Showdown

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here