Cooper Cheese Pork Roll Egg Sandwich

Slice Slice SLICE 4 4 SERVES: 4

Pork roll. The pride of Trenton, New Jersey. This is the food that’s spawned countless festivals, eating contests, even between-innings minor league baseball activities. People have written songs about it. Presidents have opened speeches with it. Pork roll is a legend. And when you make this pork roll egg sandwich with Cooper Sharp, your breakfast will be legendary, too.

INGREDIENTS

4 slices pork roll (about 6 ounces)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 kaiser rolls, split in half and toasted
4 large eggs
4 slices Cooper Sharp Yellow cheese
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Score the edges of the pork roll slices in 3 or 4 places. This will keep the slices flat and prevent them from buckling as they cook.

Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork slices in one layer and brown well on both sides, about 6 minutes. Remove the slices and place one on top of each toasted roll bottom.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and crack the eggs into the skillet. Break each yolk with the corner of your spatula. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. After about 2 minutes, flip the eggs and continue cooking on the other side. Immediately place a slice of Cooper Sharp Yellow cheese on top of each egg. Cover with a lid for about 30 seconds to melt the Cooper cheese.

Place each egg with cheese on top of a browned pork roll slice, then complete the sandwiches with the kaiser roll tops.