Sunday Morning Movies and Egg in Toast

About 10 maybe 12 years ago, on a bright Sunday morning in what was then a pretty little (not yet overcrowded) metropolis  called Bangalore, I nursed my morning coffee and settled down to watch a movie on the telly. Dad was in his favorite seat reading the papers, periodically peering at the TV over the top of the papers and the top of his glasses, that’s how I still envision him in nostalgic moments. I had just found Moonstruck, a movie I was going to fall in love with and a movie that introduced me to what has turned into one of my favorite breakfasts. There is scene where one of my favorite actresses, the brilliant Olympia Dukakis, is whipping up breakfast for her daughter played by Cher, she did this thing where she cooked her eggs IN the bread. Dad, turned to look at me and I knew exactly what he was thinking. I was in the kitchen during the next commercial break and that was the first of many times would eat egg in toast.

This is one of those deceptively simple-to-cook eats that turns out to be surprisingly delicious.

Prep time: 10 min | Total time:  20 min| Servings: 2

Egg in Toast with Bell Peppers, Onion and Bacon (Jay)

What you need:

  • 4 slices of multi-grain bread with a small hole (cut hole in the center or on one side)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup of sliced yellow baby bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup of sliced green baby bell peppers
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of oil (or just use all butter!)
  • salt to taste

How to make it:

  1. Cook bacon and set aside.
  2. Add a third of the butter / oil to a skillet, add the onions with a pinch of salt, brown the onions slightly and set aside.
  3. Add peppers to the skillet along with a pinch of salt, saute peppers and set aside.
  4. Place bread in the skillet to toast on side slightly, bring the heat down, turn bread slice over, add a few drops of oil where the hole is and break the egg into the hole in the bread
  5. You can flip it or if you like your eggs sunny side up simply let the egg cook slowly over low heat. Gently stir the egg white with a fork so it cooks.
    Since we had that salmonella scare not too long ago I’m still cooking my eggs all the way more for Sammie’s sake than mine.

Serving it:

Fall Sunday Egg in Toast

Pile the onion, peppers and bacon on top or on the side. Sammie likes the peppers, onion and bacon on one side of the bread so he can fold it over, turning it into a sandwich. The fold over thing is not a good idea if you like your eggs sunny side up like me.

I cannot not include a link to the famous scene in Moonstruck which is on YouTube. Yay! for the internet.


2 Responses to Sunday Morning Movies and Egg in Toast

  1. Bashirah Muttalib says:

    OMG! I also salivated over this dish while watching Moonstruck. I remember thinking how much I wanted to join them at that large family table and ask for seconds. The other thing I enjoyed was that, unlike most movies, the characters actually ate the food. That dish haunted me and I wondered just how it was really prepared, but not being a Jay-kitchenista, I never tried to duplicate it. Success may now be at hand because as a friend and neighbor of said kitchenista, I will, hopefully, get a first hand lesson in preparing it. Yum!

    • Jay says:

      Say no more, of course you get a first hand lesson and maybe we can try at least three different variations so come hungry. Not to mention thirsty. 🙂

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