When you get tired of your daily egg and bread breakfast and wish to twist it into a spectacular bronzed meal of cheesy topping, you make these babies; that in reality are nothing more than your daily fare of omelette and bread, all jeujed up into spicy fragments of burnished toasts. Not only do they take away from the mundanity of an everyday same ol’ breakfast but also kick it up a notch with flavours that feel just right for the most important meal of the day.
Also a good way to use up any leftover bread that you’ve been trying to ignore.
The ingredients are not much and can easily be improvised to suit your taste buds. Just butter, oil, pepper, paprika, milk, eggs, spring onions, cheese and bread.
chop spring onions as fine as possible, or not. Totally depends on your morning mood.
Shove it into a bowl and crack a couple eggs on top.
add in the milk
a few shakes of paprika, and at this moment this bowl feels like it’s got a face.
scrunch in some black pepper. Don’t be shy, smatter generously.
and finally salt. Not a lot.
mix everything until it’s pretty well mixed.
get onto a bit of bread knifing. Now this step could totally be dispensed with if you’re using stale sandwich bread like one should, but somehow I had this stale piece of baguette that no one wanted to touch with a ten foot pole and thus had to use it up.. how it crumbles. Domesticity you see.
Take some time to chop, shred, grate some cheese. Any cheese you fancy. I’m using Manchego cheese because there were a few slices knocking about in my fridge.
soak pieces of bread into the spicy eggy mixture
in the meanwhile heat some butter in a bit of oil.
flip bread on the other side so it soaks up all the eggy richness evenly.
once the butter begins to froth, place bread slices onto the foamy fat. Don’t let the skillet get too hot, or else you’ll burn this artistic piece of heavenly breakfast. Dot the tops with whatever onions are let languishing in the bottom of the bowl.
Turn them over a dozen heartbeats later, totally depending on the heat. Try and keep the heat towards medium.
and immediately stick cheese on these bread slices
like so. Well, the hardest part is all done.
reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid for about thirty seconds or so.
Voila! it’s like magic. A moment ago there was lid and now there’s melting cheese and an easy most delicious breakfast on your table.
Milk: 1/4 cup
Spring onions: 1-2
Cheese: 2 tbsp
Bread: 2 slices
Pepper: 1/4 tsp
paprika: 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
Butter: 1 tbsp
oil: 1 tsp
Recipe instructions: finely chop spring onions and into a bowl with eggs, milk, paprika, pepper and salt. Mix well.
Coat slices of bread with eggy mixture on both sides and cook in foaming butter+oil mixture over medium flame on a skillet.
Turn over after half a minute and sprinkle cheese on the cooked part. Turn gas to low and cover the skillet with a lid for another minute.
Your spicy eggy bread is done!