2017 Grilled Cheese Runner Up: Steak & Egg Grilled Cheese on French Toast

  • Chef: Shauna H.
2017 Grilled Cheese Runner Up: Steak & Egg Grilled Cheese on French Toast


  • 2 slices Rumiano Havarti Cheese
  • 1 Slice Rumiano Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter, softened, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons fig preserves, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 three ounce beef tenderloin steak
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1/3 Cup half and half
  • 1 Cup cornflakes cereal, crushed


1. Place the onions into a skillet with 1/2 Tablespoon of butter. Cook over medium low heat until the onions are soft and golden. Add 1 Tablespoon of fig preserves and stir to coat the onions. Push the onions to the side of the skillet and add another 1/2 Tablespoon of butter. Fry the rosemary for 1-2 minutes. Scrape the onions and fried rosemary onto a plate and set aside. 

2. Place 1/2 Tablespoon of butter into the same skillet and bring it to medium high heat. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp salt and pepper onto the steak. Sear the steak 2 to 3 minutes per side and remove to a cutting board to rest. Again, wipe out the skillet. Fry one egg and remove to a plate. 

3. Place the other egg in a bowl with the half and half and the remaining salt and pepper. Beat with a fork. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and then into the crushed corn flakes. 

4. Again heat the skillet to medium high heat and add 1/2 Tablespoon of butter. Fry each slice of bread on each side until it's just barely starting to brown as it will finish cooking when you grill the sandwich. 

5. Place the slice of cheddar onto one of the pieces of French toast. Top with the caramelized onions and the fried rosemary. Slice the steak against the grain and pile on top. Add the fried egg. Top with the 2 slices of havarti cheese. Spread the remaining fig preserves onto one side of the other slice of French toast and place it on top of the sandwich. 

6. Heat the remaining 1/2 Tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Grill the sandwich on both sides until the French Toast is cooked through and the cheese is melted. 

Serve immediately.

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