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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
Fried egg in bread
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
Fried egg in bread
For a standard-size loaf, make the hole 3 inches (8 cm) in diameter.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Fried egg in bread
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.
Fried egg in bread
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.
Fried egg in bread
Grill 4 slices belly (streaky) bacon, then set aside to keep hot.

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

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

Stage 8
Fried egg in bread
...salt, pepper and leave to cook until set.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Fried egg in bread
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
Fried egg in bread
Finish by adding dabs of pesto (optional) and serve immediately.
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.
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,309 Kcal or 5,481 Kj50 gr74 gr140 gr
65 %19 %7 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
257 Kcal or 1,076 Kj10 gr14 gr27 gr
13 %4 %1 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
327 Kcal or 1,369 Kj13 gr18 gr35 gr
16 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 1.73 €
  • Per person : 0.43 €

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  • I have had eggs like this since I was a child.
    My grandma made them for me.
    I made them for my girls and now I make them for my grandchildren.
    Some things never go out of style.
    Posted by Charlie august 30th 2015 at 18:16 (n° 1)
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