Category Archives: Cheeses

that funky monkey

The name of this dish was so funny it had to be made. I was working on making cheese this weekend ( look for a post about the whole process later this week), and this recipe was tucked in at the end of the cheese recipes. It looked simple and like it could go either way on taste, so I gave it a go.

English Monkey

A cheese dish

Recipe submitted by Mrs. Maurice A. Yoder, Hesston, Kan.

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 cup bread crumbs

1 Tbsp butter

3/4 cup grated cheese

1 tsp salt

6 pieces hot buttered toast

Soak the bread crumbs for 15 minutes in the hot milk. Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler and add the cheese.

When the cheese is melted, add the soaked crumbs and seasoning. Then add the eggs and cook for 3 minutes.

Pour over the hot buttered toast and serve at once.

Serves 6.


This was actually really tasty. Joel thought it was like vegetarian cream chipped beef. I did keep it a bit healthier by changing a few things, and will probably make it again for a tasty protein packed breakfast.

The things I changed; I used whole wheat English muffins for the bread, used low fat milk, did not butter the toast and used a lower fat cheese. You could actually probably use egg whites and olive oil to nix more of the saturated fat. I also added green peppers because I love veggies with egg dishes. So good.

When I am making bread crumbs, I always freeze the bread and then use a grater,  it works well and you can use whatever bread you have laying around.

Lastly, this dish says it serves 6 people. Ummmm, I don’t really think that’s right unless you are serving something else along side, or you don’t eat very much. I split the dish into 2 serving. No leftovers.