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Quick And Easy: The Grilled Cheese Eggsplosion (Grilled Cheese With Fried Eggs Cooked Into the Bread) Recipe

Egg-in-a-hole has long been one of our favorite breakfasts: Cut a hole out of a slice of bread, cook in butter, break an egg into the hole. Following a brilliant idea we first saw on Reddit, we decided to try building a grilled cheese sandwich out of two of those bad boys—and deliciousness ensued.

What happens if you build a grilled cheese sandwich out of two eggs-in-a-hole? Gooey, explosively messy deliciousness.

  • Makes 1 sandwich
  • 15 minutes

  • 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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, and/or Jack cheese

Directions

  1. 1.

    Cut a circle out of the center of each slice of bread using a small empty can, a biscuit cutter, or the ring from a Mason jar.

  2. 2.

    Melt half of butter in a large nonstick or cast iron 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 bread is golden brown on bottom side, about 2 minutes.

  3. 3.

    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.

  4. 4.

    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.

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Quick And Easy: The Best Juicy Grilled Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Recipe

Grilled skinless chicken breasts are all too often more like pieces of cardboard than food you’d actually want to eat. With a little know-how, however, you no longer have to stand for this injustice. The key to juicy grilled chicken breasts is to brine them first, then cook them over a two-zone fire and pull them off when they’re perfectly done.

A brine for chicken breasts, and how to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the grill.

  • Serves 4
  • 30 minutes

  • 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces/170 to 225g each), tender removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (55g) sugar (if making a wet brine; see note)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Type of fire: two-zone indirect
  • Grill heat: medium-high

Directions

  1. 1.

    Place 1 chicken breast in a resealable plastic bag or between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat pounder, rolling pin, or small skillet, pound chicken breast into an even thickness, about 3/4 inch in height. Repeat with remaining 3 breasts.

  2. 2.

    If making a wet brine, dissolve 1/3 cup (80g) kosher salt and 1/4 cup (55g) sugar in 2 quarts (1.9L) water. Place chicken breasts in brine and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. If making a dry brine, set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet and arrange chicken breasts on it. Sprinkle generously all over with salt on both sides, then refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.

  3. 3.

    Light 1 chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

  4. 4.

    If using a wet brine, remove chicken breasts from brine, pat dry with paper towels, season to taste with salt and pepper, and brush lightly with olive oil. If using a dry brine, simply season with pepper and brush lightly with olive oil. Place chicken over hot side of grill and cook until well browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until second side is browned and chicken is just cooked through, or until the center registers 150°F/66°C (or 165°F/74°C, if you really want to stick to FDA guidelines) on an instant-read thermometer. (It can be difficult to take an accurate temperature on such a thin cut of meat, so make sure to confirm doneness by eye; it’s okay to make a small slit into one of the breasts with a knife to confirm.) If second side browns before chicken is done, move to cool side of grill, cover, and let cook until chicken is ready. Remove chicken from grill, let rest 5 minutes, then serve immediately.

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Elote (Grilled Mexican Street Corn) Recipe

The classic Mexican street food of corn on the cob charred on the grill, then slathered in a spicy and creamy chili-, garlic-, and Cotija cheese–spiked sauce. For a version of elotes that you can eat with a spoon, check out our recipe for esquites.

Try this recipe once, and you’ll understand why we call the Mexican elote one of the best ways to serve corn, hands down.

  • Serves 4
  • 30 minutes

  • 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup (110g) finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho or guajillo chili powder, plus more for serving
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. 1.

    Light 1 chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread coals evenly over half of coal grate. Alternatively, set half the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

  2. 2.

    While coals heat, combine mayonnaise, sour cream or crema, cheese, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir until homogeneous and set aside.

  3. 3.

    When grill is hot, place corn directly over hot side of grill and cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, about 8 minutes total.

  4. 4.

    Transfer corn to bowl with cheese mixture and use a large spoon to evenly coat corn on all sides with mixture. Sprinkle with extra cheese and chili powder and serve immediately with lime wedges.