- 2 slices hearty sandwich bread
- 2 tablespoons butter (1 ounce; 30g), divided
- 2 eggs
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 slices American, cheddar, or Jack cheese
Cut a circle out of the center of each slice of bread using a small empty can or a biscuit cutter. Melt half of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until foaming subsides. Add both bread slices, break an egg into each, season with salt and pepper, and cook, swirling occasionally, until golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.
Add remaining butter and carefully flip both slices of bread, making sure the eggs don’t break. Add a cheese slice to the top of each bread slice. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until golden brown on second side. Close sandwich with cheese inside and continue to cook, flipping occasionally, until eggs are soft-cooked and cheese is melted, about 1 minute longer. Serve immediately.