Friday, September 23, 2016

An Eggy Toast or...?

I'm not sure what others call this.  I grew up calling it an Eggy Toast, which is different than French Toast (as it has no milk) and is more of  a timing trick than it really is a recipe.  Mark says it can't be that unique, people have obviously done this before - but what did they call it?  I'm sure the name changes from region to that lovely hamburger and milk gravy with peas on toast thing we were served without ever knowing the *ahem* colorful name for it.  It probably was a complete accident of being a kid and having the toast part ready but having to wait for the eggs to be delivered to your plate. But once you've gotten used to eating something a certain way it does have a comfort factor to serve it up for yourself once in a while.

The first part is, of course, to fry an egg or two.  Fry them sunny side up in a little butter and get it almost to the point where the whites have cooked but the yolks are still runny inside.

The timing trick comes if you are doing this alone.  You're watching the eggs... and unless you put the toast in the oven rack directly beneath you in the stove, you might burn it.  Several blackened pieces of toast can attest to this!  Once the toast has gotten dry but not burnt, pull it out and put it on a plate.  Chop up some cold butter from the fridge and put it in the center of the warm toast, as much as you would like.

Do a careful flip with a pancake flipper and place the eggs sunny-side DOWN on top of the cold butter and toast.  Let the runny egg yolk run through the toast and melt the butter.  Salt and pepper as desired.  Chop it up slowly and savor the buttery egg and bread.

It's not great to look at, but it tastes wonderful.

This is a great meal for 'I just got home from work and it's really late and I'm hungry', or for puttering around on a weekend morning etc.  It is not a lot of food (unless you want it to be, in that case, just increase all quantities) and it pairs besides a lot of things.  There are a maximum of three dishes to wash - although that egg pan might be something to soak.

 Do you have another name for this dish?  Leave it in the comments.

//Esme is going for a sleepover tonight and a birthday party tomorrow. It will be a busy weekend!

1 comment:

mrspao said...

Now that looks very tasty!