Last weekend, I had a craving for an egg in a bread. Do you know what that is?
An egg in a bread is exactly what it sounds like, a piece of bread with an egg cooked in the middle of it. It’s most commonly known as egg in a basket, but it goes by many other names. My mom called it “egg in a bread” so that’s what I still call it today.
Is an egg in a bread just like toast and fried eggs? Not at all. The bread slices are sort of fried in butter, which is completely different than putting a pad of butter on toast. Think of the bread slices on a grilled cheese sandwich. Mmm. (Remember my motto is that weekend breakfast calories don’t count. 😉 )
I could have simply made an egg in a bread, but the food blogger in me wanted something more… fancy, for a lack of a better word. (My husband says “complicated” but we’ll go with fancy.) So I turned it into a sandwich. I highly recommend eating this with a fork and knife. Can I still call it a sandwich if that’s the case? (My husband says of course it can. After all, even open-faced sandwiches are still sandwiches.) It looks like a sandwich so let’s just call it one. 😉 If you like to get your fingers messy and wear half of the meal, then of course ignore my recommendation and skip the utensils. I informed you thusly. 😉
A sandwich has to have stuff in it and you can really make this sandwich into whatever you want. I added cheese, which gets all gooey and melty, and I added bacon, which is sort of a requirement to complete a breakfast sandwich because … hello, it’s bacon.
You can swap the bacon for sausage. (My husband would.) You can turn this into a vegetarian delight and add some avocado or cooked veggies. Heck, you can go crazy and add hash browns or even make a double decker! I think it would be fun to get the kids involved to see what creations they come up with.
If you’ve made eggs in a bread before then you know that the leftover round is the best part. Well, it is in our house. 🙂
Egg In A Bread Sandwich Recipe
- about 1 tablespoon of butter
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 large egg
- salt and pepper, to taste
- toppings of your choice (I used bacon and provolone cheese.)
- In a pan, on Medium heat, heat 1/2 tablespoon of the butter.
- Take a small cup and press the rim of the cup into 1 slice of bread to cut out a circle of bread. Remove that circle of bread. This will be the top slice of your sandwich.
- Place the top slice of bread, the round piece of bread (aka the cut-out), and the bottom slice of bread (aka the one without a hole in it) into the pan and cook until it turns a golden brown.
- Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
- Flip all 3 of the bread pieces over and reduce the heat a little bit.
- Immediately add the egg to the bread slice with the hole in it and cook it. Pretend you are cooking a fried egg so cook it as well done as you like your fried eggs.
- Season the egg with salt and pepper.
- Once the bottom slice of bread and round piece of bread are a golden brown on the second side, remove them from the pan.
- Once the egg looks like it’s almost done cooking, turn the heat off, and flip it one last time. Cook for about 1 minute.
- To prepare the sandwich:
- Place the bottom slice of bread onto a plate.
- Add your toppings / sandwich fillings.
- Place the egg in the bread slice on top.
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner
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