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Craving something new to shake up your breakfast routine? Love runny yolks? Then this fast and easy fried cheese egg toast recipe is for you. Be careful though, since it won't be easy going back to that bowl of oatmeal after this. While pan-frying cheese may not sound particularly healthy, as it caramelizes, it gives up a fair amount of butter fat, which stays behind in the pan. This might just be the new way to breakfast!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
1 serving


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle Cheddar cheese into a nonstick skillet over medium heat, forming a circular shape. Fry until cheese is bubbling and starts to brown around the edges, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the cheese.

  • Crack egg over the center. Poke the tip of your spatula through the egg white until some of it runs out and flattens over the pan. Cook until cheese is browned to your liking and egg white starts to set, 3 to 5 minutes more. Scrape up the sides using your spatula and fold them over the yolk. Continue cooking for a few seconds until egg is securely encased but still runny.

  • Transfer onto toast and top with green onions. Break open the yolk and sprinkle salt on top.

Chef's Note:

For best results, rub your pan with a few drops of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 15.4g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 215.8mg; sodium 572mg. Full Nutrition