SPREAD one side of each piece of bread with butter. SET aside.
In frying pan, MELT a slice of butter over low heat. FRY eggs to desired doneness, salt and pepper to taste. REMOVE from heat and COVER to keep warm.
HEAT separate large frying pan to medium-high heat. ADD 2 slices of bread, buttered side down. ADD slice of Pepper Jack cheese, TOP with fried egg. ADD second slice of Pepper Jack cheese on top of fried egg and ADD 2 slices of tomato. TOP with second slice of bread, buttered side up.
COOK until pan side down bread is golden brown, about 5 minutes, then FLIP with spatula keeping sandwich together. Once second side of bread is golden brown, approximately 5 more minutes, REMOVE carefully from pan and SERVE.
Sandwiches are a great mid-week dinner idea – just add your favorite soup or salad.
Toasting the top and bottom slices of the bread for 1- 2 minutes before adding the ingredients helps to create an evenly toasted sandwich.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin A and choline and a good source of folate.
To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.