Sweet 'n' Smokey Eggy Bread.5/15/2012
So the name of this dish might not be very metropolitan, but who cares when you're hungry and all you've got is five minute...
So the name of this dish might not be very metropolitan, but who cares when you're hungry and all you've got is five minutes & a carton of eggs?! I prefer not to be snobby when it comes to cooking. As much as I've enjoyed rifling through cookbooks these past few months and trying out things with ingredients I've never heard of, you really cannot beat a good old fashioned recipe. Something that might turn up in a greasy spoon or on a pit stop on the motorway.
This has a twist of course.
I'm not going to lie to you all, this is very much hangover food. To top it off, I'm playing major games with your head because it's also quite healthy whilst tricking your brain you're indulging in major naughtiness. The perfect crime. You can thank me later.
It's also very quick to make, low in calories (if you're into that kinda thing) and extremely filling, this meal lasted me nearly 6 hours. Enjoy.
Ingredients you will need:
2 small slices wholemeal bread
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
3 teaspoons Worcester sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground chili
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
A pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 white onion, chopped
In a bowl (large enough to lay your bread down flat in) whisk your eggs with all the seasonings, honey, baking powder, stock & Worcester sauce until it's all combined and the top is a little frothy. Then pop your bread in slice by slice to soak up the good stuff. Make sure you're bread is literally dripping wet, and about to fall apart.
Heat a frying pan or grill plate to a medium temperature. Use a low fat spray or some olive oil to grease up the bottom. If you're feeling really hungover, or just extra naughty use some melted butter.
Using a spatula, carefully lift your bread out of the bowl and lay it flat on the pan. Cook each side for about 2-4 minutes until the middle starts to expand and is cooked through. The edges will blacken, don't worry, that mean it'll be extra tasty, not burnt. Unless the whole thing is burnt. Then you might have gone wrong somewhere.
Once it's golden brown, it's done!
Then quickly flash fry your onion with a pinch bit of oregano, and serve on top.
The best toppings for this dish, if you're looking for a sauce are these:
- An extra squeeze of runny honey
- Tomato Chutney
- Barbecue sauce (Sticky barbecue sauce is the best.)
- Golden Syrup (trust me. AMAZING!)
Give it a go, and as always, your feedback is appreciated a long with any suggestions!