Is this a breakfast recipe, lunch recipe or both? It doesn’t really matter, what matters is that this eggy bread cheese toastie is delicious and ready in ten minutes making it the perfect breakfast or lunch.
- Prep: 2 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
- Serves: 1 person
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How to make an eggy bread toastie
Watch this video to learn how to make an eggy bread cheese toastie.
You need the following ingredients to make an eggy bread cheese toastie
- 2 Slices of bread
- 2 Slices of Gouda Cheese
- 20 grams Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp of sunflower oil
I use sunflower oil to cook the eggy bread until it is nice and crispy but without burning which is why you shouldn’t use butter for this recipe. If you would like to add butter then add it to the oil as it is warming up and moments before adding the eggy bread.
Follow these steps to make this delicious eggy bread toastie
- Heat the oil in the frying pan
- Crack one egg in the bowl and beat with the fork
- If you think you will need more than one egg for the bread then add the second egg and beat with the fork (how much egg you need depends on the size of your bread and eggs)
- Continually dip one slice of bread into the egg until it is covered well
- Add this slice to the frying pan and repeat the process with the second egg
- If you have any remaining egg mixture gently pour it onto each slice (watch the video to see how this is done)
- Prick the bread with the fork to help the egg soak in
- After a few minutes flip the bread over
- Add a slice of Gouda cheese to each slice of eggy bread
- After a few more minutes bring the sandwich together in the frying pan, keeping the cheese in the centre
- Grate the Parmesan cheese on top of the eggy bread toastie and after a few moments flip it over
- Cook for 2 minutes and then flip back over and serve
Alternative ways to cook an Eggy Bread Cheese Toastie
Make it will milk
An alternative option for making an eggy bread toastie is to add a splash or two of milk to the egg mixture, This softens the egg taste of the sandwich and makes for a smoother finish to your eggy bread.
Cook it in the oven
An alternative method to cook this toastie would be to put it in a heated over, 180 degrees, for 20 minutes. Make sure to assemble the sandwich before placing it in the oven.
You need the following equipment to make an eggy bread cheese toastie
Serve it with
This eggy bread cheese toastie can be enjoyed on its own but it is also great served with with some brown sauce and fried mushrooms on the side.
Another great way to serve this Eggy Bread Cheese Toastie is to add streaky bacon and maple syrup This does make your eggy bread a bit french toast like but the combination with the salty bacon is lovely.
Other cheese choices
Gouda is a top choice for this eggy bread cheese toastie but you could also use Cheddar, Red Leicester, Emmental and Double Gloucester.
More on Eggy Bread
Eggy bread is a great way to use up stale bread and the odd egg you have left. It is so simple to just add the two together with a pinch of salt and pepper and then fry until golden on each side.
What’s the difference between Eggy Bread and French Toast
French Toast is a sweet dish made with sugar, cinnamon and milk while Eggy Bread is a savoury dish made from eggs, bread, salt and pepper.
Here is a great French Toast Recipe from Taste Better From Scratch.
Who invented Eggy Bread
What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, it turns out they invented Eggy Bread. All those centuries ago they use to enjoy a snack of bread soaked in egg and milk and then fried and this is the earliest recording recipe of eggy bread..
Eggy Bread Cheese Toastie
- Frying Pan
- Handheld cheese grater
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Slices Bread
- Gouda Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Sunflower Oil for cooking
- Heat the oil in the frying pan
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork
- Season the egg mixture with the salt and pepper
- Dip the first slice of bread into the egg until it is well covered and then place it in the frying pan
- Repeat the process with the second slice of bread
- Pour any left over egg onto the bread in the frying pan and then prod the bread with a fork to help the egg soak in
- After a few minutes flip both slices of bread
- Add the Gouda cheese to each slice
- After a couple of minute create a sandwich in the frying pan with the two slices
- Grate the Parmesan over the top of the eggy bread and then flip it over in the frying pan
- Cook for a few minutes and then serve with brown sauce
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