Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan: Indirrect Grilling

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The most basic and satisfying meal, grilled eggs are a staple in many diets. They can be made with just about any ingredients that you happen to have on hand—cheddar cheese for example replaces the latter two strokes of parmesan & reggiano while Japanese panko provides anVs rich flavor when used instead 450 gms thickly slice prosciutto or bacon followed by salt&black pepper.

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Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan

The most delicious, simplest breakfast you can make. Just one or two ingredients are necessary for this elegant dish- eggs cooked in buttery pan juices with salty prosciutto and sharp cheddar cheese on top of creamy garlicky mashed potatoes! This is an infinitely customizable recipe too – if Japanese panko crumbs are preferred instead then substitute them; but don't forget about that classic pairing: heavy cream into which has been slowly melting parmesan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Grill/Gear: You can cook these over charcoal or gas, and you might want to add some wood chips for that authentic smokey flavor. A small skillet will work too but cazuelas are traditionally used in Mexico City restaurants so if possible go with one of those dishes.
  • Shop: Organic eggs; homemade bread crumbs; Parmigiano-Reggiano. Perfection lies in the details.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 thin slice prosciutto or 1 strip cooked bacon
  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 large eggs (preferably farm-fresh or organic)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or other cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or scallion greens Grilled toast (optional, but desirable)

Instructions
 

  • To get started, you need your grill set up for indirect grilling and heated to medium-high.
  • Lightly brush both sides of the prosciutto with olive oil. Place it directly over a fire and grill until crisp, 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Grease a small baking dish or skillet with olive oil and crack in the eggs. Place wood chunks on hot coals for smoke, if using gas grill smoker box to place them inside of it too! Put this pan away from heat so that you don't overcook your yummy breakfast food without burning anything else up first.
  • Break the prosciutto into pieces over your favorite breakfast dish and cover with plenty of cheese, bread crumbs then top off each piece lightly in olive oil or butter.
  • In a medium pan on low heat, cover the bottom with butter. When warm enough but not too hot to burn your hand immediately after taking it out of water (about 200 degrees Fahrenheit), add your favorite spices or herbs before dropping them into an egg mixture so that they are well coated and won't burning up while cooking their respective sides.
  • Gently pour the cream over eggs in a circle, making sure not to touch any hot spots. You can easily cook more for slicing and serving guests.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs over your eggs if desired.
  • Add the chives before removing the skillet from the grill.

Notes

Wood smoke adds an interesting dimension to the eggs. There’s no need for soaking chips—with 7-10 minutes total cooking time, you want a quick blast of woodsmoke on your grill while also preparing some toast (and maybe even jabbing it into yolks) as well! This recipe makes just one portion serving but if desired can be quadrupled by grilling 8 smaller sized dishes at once in 10 inch skillet making breakfast food enough for 4 people.

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