A friend’s father used to make this dish as a weekend treat when she was a child. Kids like the trick of the egg inside the bread. Using good quality eggs and flavorful whole-wheat bread makes it delicious. The French eat their eggs for lunch or dinner, and this dish can work as a meal at any time of day.
NotesMind Refresher: Stand straight and keep your attention on the knife as you spread the butter.
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
One Pot MealYes
Dietary Considerationhalal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Mealbreakfast, kid snack, lunch, snack
Taste and Texturebuttery, savory
- 2 slices whole-wheat bread
- 4 tablespoons (60 g) softened butter
- 2 large eggs
Using a small glass, cut 2½-inch (6.2-cm) circular holes in bread slices.
Spread most of butter on both sides of slices, making sure to reach all corners.
Place slices in a nonstick skillet and cook over medium-low heat until browned.
Turn slices over and put remaining butter in holes.
Crack an egg into each hole. Cook, covered, until white is cooked through and yolk is soft, or until egg is cooked to your preference.
Transfer to a plate and serve.
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