Thursday, October 13, 2011

Truffled Egg Toast

Truffled Egg Toast

This is the first recipe that caught my eye when I was thumbing through Made in America. It's basically a fancier version of egg in a hole (or whatever you want to call it). It's so easy to make and the truffle oil just pushes it over the top. I was too lazy to dig out my grill pan for the asparagus, so I just quickly sauteed them in a skillet. Of course you can make this for breakfast, but it's also a really great quick dinner. If you're feeling more seasonal, try making this with butternut squash or a sweet potato.

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Truffled Egg Toast
(From Made in America)

Makes 4 servings

4 asparagus spears, woody stems removed and sliced thinly on a bias
Olive oil as needed
4 slices bread, 1-inch thick
6 ounces thinly sliced Fontina cheese
8 large egg yolks
1-2 tablespoons truffle infused oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil over medium heat. Add the asparagus and saute for about 5 minutes or until the asparagus is tender. Set aside.
Lightly toast the bread. Use a paring knife to score a 2-inch square in the center of each slice, then use the handle end of the knife to press the squares down, creating indentations in the bread.

Place the toast on the prepared pan and arrange the Fontina slices to form borders around the indented centers.

Place 2 yolks into the center of each slice of bread and place the pan in the oven. Heat until the cheese has melted and begins to bubble, about 3 minutes. If you prefer a more done yolk, leave the pan in the oven for an additional 2 minutes.

Transfer the toast to four serving plates. Garnish each plate with the asparagus slices. Drizzle a bit of the truffle oil over each plate and sprinkle each plate with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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notyet100 said...

Ummm looks yum,,,

Diana said...

Ohhh I bet this would be increds with some sauteed mushrooms... perfect fall brunch!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

this look incredible, oh how i with i could eat eggs :( i love how thick the toast is and the melty cheese on top!

Erica said...

How fun is this goodness? Definitely a fancy pancy version of egg in a hole!

Joanne said...

Truffles for sure make everything in life better. This looks divine.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo-- that looks delicious!!

Juls said...

This looks INSANELY tasty. I'm just annoyed that its four long hours until eating brunch is acceptable because I have all the ingredients and want to make it instantly!

lisa is cooking said...

I got distracted as soon as I read truffle oil. This dressed-up egg in a hole sounds amazing!

jenn (way of the wong) said...

OMG that looks divine

Sara said...

This looks lovely! What a great fancy version of egg in a hole. :)

Anonymous said...

This looks AMAZING. I'm going to have to try this one :)

Anonymous said...

All the recipes I've read and none mention what kind of truffle oil has to be used, black truffle oil or white? Does it make a difference?

Esi said...

Anon, I used black truffle oil, but white truffle oil would be fine too.