When we were kids, mum used to make us Plaster Eggs every Sunday morning. To me, it’s the ultimate comfort food. When I visit my parents now, I still get mum to make me a Plaster Egg.
What it really is, is an egg fried well on once side, a slice of bread is pressed on to the uncooked side, the yolk breaks and sticks on the bread (hence, plastered) – Mum flips it over and cooks the bread on the other side, served with a glass of milk or carnation-milk coffee, this is THE ultimate breakfast.
Over the years, I’ve come up with a few variations to the Plaster Egg. I still like mum’s the best, but sometimes, something a little different is good too.
This is my indulgent version.
- 1 slice wholemeal bread
- 1 egg
- 1 slice of cheese
- 1 teaspoon chilli sauce or ketchup
- Oil (I always use olive oil in my cooking, but whichever oil you prefer)
- Black Pepper
Heat a pan, and place the toast on the pan, dry-cook it until the sides are crisp. I find wholemeal bread gets soggier than white bread, so this toasting helps prevent that. Remove the bread, in the same pan, heat about a tablespoon of oil, swipe it around the pan. Break an egg into it. While the egg is cook, season the yolk with a little salt and pepper.
Also, spread the sauce on one side of the bread. Once the egg looks quite well cooked on one side, place the cheese on the uncooked side, place the bread with the sauce side down on to the cheese and using a spatula press the bread down gently. The melting cheese will help it all stick together. Flip the whole thing over, cook the other side of the bread one more time to warm through.
Serve hot – Enjoy!