The Breakfast Melt from Murray’s Cheese Shop on our Original Greenwich Village Tour has been voted #1 breakfast sandwich (and hangover cure) by countless publications. We totally SCORED when we found it published on MarthaStewart.com and HAD to share it with you.
1 ounce Fontina Fontal cheese
2 slices extra-smoky, extra-thick cut bacon
1 English muffin, split
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large egg
Place cheese in freezer until well chilled, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place bacon on a griddle over medium-high heat; cook until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Remove cheese from freezer, cut two slices, and grate remaining cheese on the largest holes of a box grater; set aside.
Place English muffin split-side down in skillet; cook until toasted. Turn and top each half with a slice of cheese. Reduce heat and cook until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
Melt butter on griddle; crack egg onto melted and fry until whites are set; turn and top egg with grated cheese; continue cooking until yolk has reached desired degree of doneness.
Carefully transfer egg to large muffin half. Top egg with bacon and sandwich with remaining muffin half; serve immediately.