Fried egg in bread


Fried egg in bread
This is a novel way to cook an egg in the middle of a slice of fried bread. For a continental twist to the English breakfast, it comes with a slice of grilled bacon and a little pesto.

The tricky part (explained in full in the recipe) is to cook the egg white through but keep the yolk runny.
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Last modified on: September 8th 2015

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.22 min.29 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately.
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Stage 1 - 2 min.
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Cut a hole in the centre of 4 slices Sandwich bread; it's best to use a cutter for this, but you can also use a glass.

Stage 2
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For a standard-size loaf, make the hole 3 inches (8 cm) in diameter.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Brush both sides of each slice with a little olive oil..

Note: You can butter the slices instead if you prefer.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Break the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites.

Put all the yolks together, but collect each white in a separate ramekin. This is so that they can be cooked in turn.

Stage 5 - 12 min.
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Grill 4 slices belly (streaky) bacon, then set aside to keep hot.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Use a large frying pan on medium heat to lightly fry the bread on both sides.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Pour an egg white into the hole in each slice...

Stage 8
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...salt, pepper and leave to cook until set.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Place a yolk on the top and lay a slice of bacon across the side.

Leave the yolk to heat through for 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 10
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Finish by adding dabs of pesto (optional) and serve immediately.

Remarks

You can use cured ham, such as Serano, instead of streaky bacon, if you prefer.

If you are short of time, break the egg directly into the hole in the bread, but do take care not to cook it too rapidly, so that the white has time to cook properly.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,757 Kcal or 7,356 Kj50 gr74 gr140 gr
88 %19 %7 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
335 Kcal or 1,403 Kj10 gr14 gr27 gr
17 %4 %1 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
439 Kcal or 1,838 Kj13 gr18 gr35 gr
22 %5 %2 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Comtoise apple charlotte, Pain perdu, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Chicken club sandwich, Genoese croque-monsieur, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Poached eggs, Spinach fritters, Crunchy little pieces of fish, Thin endive tart, Finger biscuits, ... All
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tartiflette, Cassoulet, Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe", Potato wallets, Confit of carrots with bacon, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pollack Parmentier, Cauliflower curry, Greek salad, Surprise eggs, Chicken and mushroom pie, ... All

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