Cheese Egg Toast




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Introduction: Cheese Egg Toast

About: I am a student at UT Austin. I love to cook and I have a YouTube cooking channel:

I recently saw a recipe on Crazy Adventures in Parenting for a baked egg toast with cheese. I tried it and loved it, so I've made a tutorial for you guys along with a how-to video.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next gather up your ingredients:

  1. Sliced bread, a bit thicker than normal sandwhich bread.
  2. Cheese (i'm using a blend of four mexican cheeses, i believe)
  3. Room temperature eggs, the same number as the number of bread slices you have
  4. A small bit of butter or vegetable oil

That's all you need! If your eggs aren't at room temperature, put them in warm but not scalding water for about 5 minutes, or they won't cook in time.

Step 2: Create Space for the Eggs

Place your bread on a half sheet pan or cookie sheet.

Using a spoon, create a square indentation in the middle of the bread (see picture). Use the tip of your spoon to create the edges, and the back of the spoon to push down the middle.

Next, using a brush, brush on some oil around the rim of the bread. This will create good adhesion for the cheese.

Step 3: Add Cheese and Eggs

Sprinkle the oiled rim of the bread with cheese. Try to be careful and not get cheese on the baking sheet, because it will definitely burn.

Finally, crack an egg into the middle of the bread slices.

Step 4: Bake

Place the cookie sheet into the middle of your 350 degree oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the egg is just barely runny.

In this particular recipe, I have found that the egg always comes out a bit runny. If you keep the toast on too long it will burn before the egg is completely firm. I like them runny, so this is perfect for me.

Step 5: Serve to a Greatful Audience

After removing from the oven, season and serve your lovely baked egg cheese toast. This is a very easy meal to make, and consider how good it tastes, I will be making it very often.

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I like this variation on "eggs in a window" or whatever everyone else calls this dish. I like how you made an indentation in the bread instead of how I use a cookie cutter to make the "window". I will give this a go. Thanks.

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I have always heard that called eggs in a basket.

Thank you very much! I thought about using a cookie cutter too but didn't have the right sized one, so this worked out perfectly for me!

A glass or shot glass works, either to depress the bread or cut a hole.

Thank you for sharing. I'm gonna try them. I'll use some parchment paper to make clean up easier :)

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I legitimately just made these, my good they tasted so good, but for my oven I think I need to do 6-7 minutes for nicely runny eggs

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Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

I made this but with my toaster oven... I found the eggs kind of hard or rubbery...

I had some trouble keeping the Eggs in boundaries, but I think the slices might have been too thin. Otherwise, a great and simple dish

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Thank you! I found that texas toast is thick enough to hold the egg.

good breakfast! :)

I think everyone has grown up with a variation of this in one form or another. Myself, Eggy in a basket. The baking and cheese sound like a great upgrade though. although I do wonder if Black sauce on the bread before the cheese would make it better, or a very, very thin spread of marmite..... just a thought...

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I experimented with something like this a few months ago. I put a hole in it instead of depressing it, and used butter to fry the egg inside. I found putting cheese before the egg made a nice crispy underside.

Needs bacon. Every thing needs more bacon. Diced and sprinkled on top I think, yummmm...

We grew up calling them "egg in a basket" and they were fried. This sounds great and also is healthier for us.