Friday, May 18, 2018

Fried Cheese Egg Toast – The Breakfast of Champions (In a Rut)

I’m not sure what your usual breakfast routine entails, but chances are you occasionally get bored with it, and crave something completely different, and when that happens, it doesn’t get much more different than this fast, and easy fried cheese egg toast. Be careful though, since afterwards it’s not easy going back to that bowl of oatmeal.

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. So, you could actually spin this technique as a new, fat-reducing hack – unless you use that to butter the toast, which isn’t a dumb idea.

By the way, I hope you like your yolks runny, since if you don’t, this is not going to be nearly as great. Which reminds me, why do people not like runny yolks? What’s not to like? I hope they don’t think they’re dangerous, because they’re not. Anyway, if you are a fan of the flow, this fried cheese egg toast is the way to go, so I really do hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for one Fried Cheese Egg Toast:
1 ounce grated cheddar cheese
pinch red pepper flakes
1 large egg
1 piece of toast
sliced green onions to garnish
pinch of salt

*Note: For best results, rub your non-stick pan with a few drops of olive oil

20 comments:

Heidi Conrad said...

Can you use other cheeses? Swiss?

Heidi Conrad said...

Can you use other cheeses? Swiss?

C said...

Holy Moly! What a slammin' good sammie!! Thanks for sharing. May just have to make in the AM :p

Troy Murphy said...

so my wife was in the kitchen saying that we need to use up some of the cheese and eggs that we have when i saw that you posted this. you always know just what to post.

Amanda said...

I love runny yolks! Growing up we called them "dippy eggs".

CaseyRocky said...

I had to use mozza as i had no cheddar. Cheddar is better, but mozza opens the way for variations. I will try other cheeses too - I am the master of how to boast about my varieties of toast. PS I used your ciabotta bread recipe - finally nailed that by mixing with hand rather than a machine.

Dev Britto said...

This was super yummy! Thanks Chef!

Lisa B said...

Just made this. I used sliced cheese, which I started to cut up to resemble shreds, then realized I was just going to have to corral it into a mass anyway. Worked great and this really hit the spot for a midnight snack. Two things: make sure your toast is nice and crisp (I did "butter" mine with the cheese grease, per your suggestion, CJ) and the green onions are by no means optional. It's a beautiful thing when I have everything on hand to make the latest CJ recipe. Very satisfying, indeed.

strangreality said...

Awesome work

David Nelson said...

Great recipe. Since you mentioned that you should of made 2, why not call this "Breakfast Doppleganger"

α ε s т н ε т ι c said...

Would any type of cheese work, or does it strictly
have to be cheddar?

Kris Fininen said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Don't know why I didn't think of this. Seems like a no-brainer after you make it. So easy and so delicious. Mine came with hot sauce and a side of sausage. Perfect!!

Points2Ponder said...

That was great Chef John!

Ed Adams said...

From the picture, I was skeptical about this recipe. I expected it to be one of your failed experiments but I could not have been more wrong. If your followers don't like this recipe they just ought to give up food altogether. Fried Cheese and egg...I never thought of this. You mentioned bacon at the end of the video but I was already way ahead of you on that. Think it's time now to give make myself a heart attack for breakfast. Thanks Chef J, as always.

Heyfa said...

Hey Chef John,
I was wondering if you would be down to make a middle eastern dish (the best ones I've had are from Yamani restaurants) it's called Mandi. It doesn't matter if you choose to make it with chicken or lamb, they're both so good! Thank you so much for being a part of our everyday lives, I literally make a recipe of yours everyday or at least every other day!

Heyfa said...

Hey Chef John, how are you? I was wondering if you would be down to make a Middle Eastern dish (the best ones I've had are from Yamani restaurants) called Mandi. Both the lamb mandi or the chicken mandi are amazing, so which ever one you choose will be awesome! Thank you for being apart of our daily lives I literally make your recipes everyday, if not then every other day for sure, no exaggeration.

Kaye Dacus said...

Made cheesy egg toast for brunch today. SO good! https://kayedacus.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/img_20180527_132600.jpg

etmeaney said...

The thoughts that popped into my head were, "mmmmm" and "what kind of bread did he use?"

Karl Heckman said...

On the second viewing after breakfast, I heard you saying "in a non-stick pan." Wish I'd caught that pro-tip on the first go-round! Cheers, Karl

TruePerception said...

I couldn't get the fold right. The first one busted while folding, then the second slipped under the fold and broke open when it hit the pan. Maybe, I didn't use enough cheese? Seemed like way more than an ounce. Either way, it tasted pretty good. I'll have to work at it.

On a hunch, I threw some flour on the drippings, and made a quick country gravy. Not bad. I think I'll have to fry up some cheese before browning the meat for my country gravy, tomorrow morning.