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Fried Cheese Egg Toast

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars
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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!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 256
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)

Directions

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  1. 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. Watch Now
  2. 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. Watch Now
  3. Transfer onto toast and top with green onions. Break open the yolk and sprinkle salt on top. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Chef's Note:
  • For best results, rub your pan with a few drops of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 256 calories; 15.4 14.1 15.4 216 572 Full nutrition

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Oh, Chef John, you made my morning! I put butter on the toast but it wasn't necessary. Don't change a thing! Ooey, gooey, crunchy, spicy....... just perfect. I was going to do two eggs at once a...

Most helpful critical review

It turned out okay but not exciting. The cheese starts to harden quickly after removing it from the pan. Nothing very special about it.

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Oh, Chef John, you made my morning! I put butter on the toast but it wasn't necessary. Don't change a thing! Ooey, gooey, crunchy, spicy....... just perfect. I was going to do two eggs at once a...

Excellent! I added a bit of sliced ham and some sliced black olives, which added to the flavour nicely. Surprising, after having tasting a few "stray pieces" I didn't reach for the salt shaker I...

I came upon this accidently and the title intrigued me. Wow. Such a simple recipe, but oh so good. Thank you for creating this Ooey gooey, crunchy, wonderful treat!

Really good! Watch the video for the best advice.

This fit perfectly on a toasted buttered English muffin. Without the red pepper, this breakfast would have been too bland for us. The cheese hardens quickly as soon as the egg is released from...

I made this two days in a row and did not make any changes the first time, the second time I added a bit of smoked paprika, delicious! This would be a great quick supper. I love this and will m...

I used Gruyere cheese. Very easy and yummy!

A perfect combination of my favorite ingredients and quick to make.

I liked this. I used sliced bread and that didn't do what a nice garlicy toasted Italian bread could do with this. I will have to see if several eggs can be made simultaneously. FYI I used M...