Recipe: Egg In Bread


This beautifully simple breakfast idea opens up a world of opportunity and a flavour combinations... we create 3 to get you started... - Maple, bacon & thyme - Mushroom, rosemary & truffle oil - Avocado, sriracha, coriander and black sesame.


Egg In Bread

  • 6 medium eggs
  • 1 loaf of white unsliced bread
  • 50 ml olive oil

Maple Bacon Version

  • 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme

Avocado Version

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 bottle of sriracha sauce
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds

Mushroom Version

  • 8 chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp truffle oil
Slice and cut the bread

Step 1

Slice And Cut The Bread

Cut thick slices (about 2cm deep) of your favourite bread, making sure that the cut is straight and flat. If it isn't then the egg leaks out later! Cut a circle out of the slice with a a cutter, one that is about the same size as the height of your egg.

Fry one side

Step 2

Fry One Side

Drizzle a shot of olive oil in a frying pan and over a medium heat fry the bread on one side for 1-2 minutes, until golden. Then flip over and crack in an egg.

Lid it and cook

Step 3

Lid It And Cook

Add about a tbsp of water into the hot water and close on a lid to create a little steam. Cook for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, until the whites of the egg are set, but the yolk is runny. (A little longer if your egg is straight out of the fridge).

Maple bacon verison

Step 4

Maple Bacon Verison

Grill rashers of bacon slowly until they crisp up, then cool and blitz to a crumb. Sprinkle the bacon crumb around the egg in bread before drizzling with maple syrup and finishing with sprigs of fresh soft thyme.

Avocado version

Step 5

Avocado Version

Halve and de-stone an avocado, then scoop out the flesh and slice or dice. Lay on top of your egg in bread before squeezing over some sriracha sauce, dotting around some fresh coriander leaves and finishing with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds.

Mushroom version

Step 6

Mushroom Version

Pan fry some sliced chestnut mushrooms in a little olive oil before you cook your egg in bread. Add a sprig of rosemary to the pan along with salt and pepper as they cook. Dot the cooked mushrooms around the egg in bread, then finish with the warm slightly crispy sprig of rosemary and a drizzle of truffle oil.

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