Place ½ cup Quaker corn meal (I prefer this because of the way it’s ground), 2 cups water and ½ tsp salt in a saucepan. Stir continuously until it comes to a boil. Lower heat to lowest setting and cover; let cook for 5 minutes. Add ½ TBL butter and ¼ cup grated cheese, such as Grano Padano or Manchego. Add salt and pepper to taste — I like it peppery.
Place in each of two broad serving bowls or on plates. Top each with an egg cooked over easy.