Cheddar Biscuits with Fried Eggs, Ham and Brown Butter
No fast food breakfast sandwich comes close to this one. Homemade cheddar cheese biscuits, browned butter-fried eggs, and ham make up this extraordinary breakfast delight.
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into bits
2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons milk
Ham and Eggs:
1 tablespoon butter
2 large eggs
2 slices cooked ham
Sliced green onions
- For Biscuits: In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder salt. Cut in the butter, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the cheese and then add the milk, stirring, to form a soft sticky dough.
- On a floured surface pat the dough out into a 6-inch square and cut out 4 rounds with a 2 3/4-inch round cutter dipped in flour. Put 2 of the rounds on top of the remaining 2 rounds, press them together gently, and bake the biscuits on a buttered baking sheet in the middle of a preheated 425°F (220°C). oven for 15 minutes or until they are pale golden. Makes 2 large biscuits.
- For Ham and Eggs: While the biscuits are baking, in a large skillet heat the butter over moderate heat, swirling the skillet, until it just begins to turn golden brown, slide the eggs carefully into the skillet, and cook them, basting them with the butter, until the yolks are just set and the whites are slightly crisp around the edges.
- Halve the biscuits horizontally, arrange a ham slice, folding it, on each lower half, and top it with an egg. Drizzle the butter over the eggs, sprinkle the eggs with the chopped green onion, and top them with the upper biscuit halves. Serve hot.
Makes 2 servings. (Increase recipe as needed.)