Grilled Cheese Egg

June 4, 2013

Grilled Cheese Egg

Ah, the beauty of camping: simplicity, tranquility, nature. Having all the devices turned off, cookbooks stashed away. The smell of fresh summer air and grilled meat, fire-roasted potatoes, s’mores. No disturbances from the outside world, no interruptions, just you being one with nature.

This is what I’ve known camping to be. My last camping trip was nothing like that.

It first started with a power outlet on a tree. Then park-wide Wi-Fi. Caviar on a buttered toast. Cabbage-stuffed piroshki. Pickled delicacies. Turkish coffee with a splash of Cognac. French toast. Crepes. Kefir with homemade granola. A Yoga class. A concert stage.

This is camping, the Russian style.

power outlet on a tree

Grilled Egg Cheese

Grilled Cheese Egg

Grilled Cheese Egg

Grilled Cheese Egg

Recipe inspired by a dish served at the Russian Banya in New York City

This dish comes together in no time. I cooked it on a camping stove, 5 times. What makes this egg-fast so special is the order of ingredients. First goes the cheese (no oil – double score), then the eggs (whole, scrambled, any way you like them,) then bread. The result: perfectly set egg with a crispy crunchy bottom.


  • 2-3 slices of cheese (cheddar is best, havarti is second best. I forbid you to use any low fat cheeses – they will ruin both the egg and the pan)
  • 3-5 large eggs
  • 1-2 slices of bread, cut into 1inch pieces (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (mandatory)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Layer the bottom of the non-stick frying pan (make sure you only use a non-stick pan here) with the cheese slices. The more cheese, the tastier the crust
  2. Crack just enough eggs to cover the cheese
  3. Press the bread pieces into the egg-white (you can omit the carbs – the egg tastes just great on its own)
  4. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste
  5. Fry on med-high until the eggs are the right consistency for your taste

Grilled Cheese Egg

Grilled Cheese Egg

Drink pairing

It is morning, so no alcohol, unless it’s an emergency, in which case I would recommend a touch of Hennessy in your fresh cup of coffee! If you are coffee drinker, like myself, try Lavazza. But if coffee is not your cup-o-tea, then go for my other favorite, Winter White Earl Gray tea.

Grilled Cheese Egg

Grilled Cheese Egg

Grilled Cheese Egg


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Vicky Aronson June 4, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Drink pairing? This is crying out for a Bloody Mary :)

Katya June 5, 2013 at 7:09 AM

sounds delish! this goes on my breakfast go-to menu!

Lena June 7, 2013 at 11:56 AM

ok, i am definitely trying this one

Sarah June 9, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Cheese first! Yes! I’m all for this breakfast! :D

Ellen June 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Made it. Loved it.

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