I know: where in this film do you see this meaty meal? You don’t. You see the toast with a egg fried inside.
I was very hungry this morning and hoping for some new way to eat toast. I remembered looking this recipe up on the internet a while back and thinking, how do you fry an egg ON a piece of bread? Well, you don’t. You cut a hole in the bread and esssentially fuse in to the toast. Genius!
For this, I dug out my 2 inch diameter donut hole maker! (Yup. This is the second time using that device and now I feel justified buying it.)
I chose the largest slices of bread so I had at least 3/4 inch border of bread around the hole. I chose butter to fry with, but next time I’d choose grapeseed oil. I used a LOT of butter.. maybe 2 tbs per toast+egg.
First, I fried one side so it was a little toasty. Then, I flipped it over, put a bit of butter inside the hole and carefully cracked one egg into that void. The bread was fairly thin, so 2 inches was not enough for the egg volume. The egg sort of sat on top of the bread and oozed on the surface, spilling a bit. I was more concerned about keeping the yolk intact.
Flip! You can see how much butter I used! Look at the fusion.. Isn’t that neat? Anyway, at this point is where in the film, you get to see Natalie Portman eat. However, I’m not her and I need more food than that.
I’m big on beef hash: chopped onions with leftover grilled steak, mixed with garlic, and herbs de provence. Then I decided that it was going to be an elevated Croque Madame, so I baked some swiss cheese onto the toast and fried up slices of ham cold cuts to put on top.
I asked my husband to mix me a Bloody Mary, and I served up with sliced avocado and salt & pepper. I liked the little fried circular toasts, so those were placed on top.
It was fun to hit the fried egg center!