Irish Cheese Toasties
- 1 egg
- a good handful of grated sharp cheddar (¾ to 1 cup)
- a small spoonful whole grain mustard
- a good grinding of black pepper
- 2 or more slices whole grain bread, depending on their size
Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
Beat the egg in a bowl, stir in the grated cheese, mustard and pepper. There should be enough cheese for it all to be coated by the egg, with a little bit of runny egginess to be seen between the cheese shreds. Place your bread slices onto a cookie sheet. Plop several spoonfuls of the mixture onto each slice of bread and spread it out with a fork to make a thick blanket for the bread.
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I have made these from a very similar recipe and I love them. Yum! I grew up with plain toasty cheese (cheese melted onto the bread) but the egg, mustard and pepper make it taste much better. I may have used a pinch of salt, too.
One difference in the recipe I tried is that they butter the bottom of the bread. It makes the bottom of the bread crispy, like a grilled cheese sandwich. I highly recommend doing this. They also listed adding ham as a variation but I liked them better plain.
What a great idea, I will definitely have to try that - crispy bottom will raise it a whole notch of 'yumminess'. Thanks, Margaret, and thanks for visiting!