Monday, November 5, 2012

Meatless Monday: Chloe's Fried Egg with Dill and Cheddar Sandwich

A few years ago I belonged to a Book Club, and I absolutely loved it! One of the books we read was The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. It's fiction, and was so easy to get enthralled with. Here's an excerpt from Amazon "Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother’s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night…. Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that’s just for starters."

It was a wonderful book, and now one of my favorites. The reason I'm telling you about this book on a food blog is to share a recipe that's actually from the book. One of the characters  Chloe, works at a cafe and the way the book describes the sandwiches she makes literally leaves your mouth watering and the author provides recipes for those sandwiches on her blog! One sandwich was a Grilled Tomato and Three Cheese Sandwich, but since I'm not a huge fan of fresh tomatoes on a sandwich I made the other sandwich mentioned in the book, Fried Egg with Dill and Cheddar Sandwich.

It's by no means a complicated sandwich, but cooking the egg in butter, sprinkling it with dill, topping it with cheddar and serving on toasted and buttered sourdough bread just makes me and my tummy all kinds of happy. It's just one of those perfect combinations that begs to be shared. And that's what I do, I share amazing recipes you may have never come across if it weren't for me ;)

So if you're looking for a fun new book to read, give The Sugar Queen a look. And if you are a sucker for an egg sandwich, you'll want to try this fun and amazing new combo!

Chloe's Fried Egg with Dill and Cheddar Sandwich

Slices of sourdough bread, buttered and grilled beforehand
2 eggs
A pat of butter
1/4 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
Pinch of dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Put a pat of butter into a hot frying pan or skillet.

When the butter melts, crack the eggs into it, close enough for their whites to merge.

Flip them carefully when the edges began to turn golden brown, then wait until the yolks
firm ever-so-slightly. Sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper and a pinch of dill.

Top with shredded cheddar cheese, allowing the cheese to melt slightly.

Scoop the eggs up with a spatula and put them on buttered, grilled sourdough. Serve warm.

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