Baked egg with yolk oozing from the center and melted mozzarella on toast topped with asparagus. A tasty breakfast filled with protein, the perfect healthy way to begin the day.
I absolutely love breakfast foods. There’s something about breakfast that’s different than any other meal of the day. Lunch and dinner entrées are pretty similar so you can interchange them and no one will notice. But breakfast? You can tell. It’s that special.
This recipe is so tasty you’ll want to eat it as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as a snack. It’s super easy to prepare. Add egg, cheese, asparagus, a little salt and pepper and paprika over a slice of bread, pop it in the oven, wait 15-20 minutes, and voila.
Melted cheese and egg in (almost) every bite!
Do I really need to say more? You know you want to try it. Dooo it! Then come back and let me know what you think. lol
First, preheat the oven to 400o F then line a baking pan with foil. Lightly grease the baking pan with cooking oil spray or with olive oil. I tried to skip this step and I lost half my slice of bread to the foil. It was stuck so tight I couldn’t pry it off. I was really sad…
I used a slice of Glutino gluten free white bread, but you can use any type you have on hand. Sliced French bread would be good too. I’m not on a gluten free diet, but I tried this bread for the first time a few days ago because I was lucky enough to win two loaves from Joanna from Food Gurly. If you’re looking for gluten free recipes, check out her blog.
Anyways, I’ve never had gluten free bread before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after I tried it, I loved it. I’m not sponsored to say any of this, nor did Glutino send me products to try and review. This is just my preference and personal opinion. I think because the bread is made of tapioca starch rather than regular flour, the texture is different, in a good way. The bread was soft and fluffy and a little bit chewier even after being toasted. So I do like it a lot. But as with many gluten free products, they are pricier than most other breads. It just might be worth it =)
Place the bread on the baking pan. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the bread to cover the entire surface. I wanted my toast to be very cheesy. Plus, I thought that the egg might soak into the bread. By placing the cheese on the bread, I felt it would keep that from happening.
Crack an egg on top of the cheese covered bread. Place two asparagus stalks (with the woody part on the bottom chopped off) on top of the egg. I actually couldn’t balance the asparagus on the egg yolk so I arranged it a little off center. Okay, maybe more than a little off center. But it’s still very good. I assure you.
Sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper and paprika on top.
Now, you’re all done with the prepping. Wasn’t that easy? And you can just as easily double, or triple, or quadruple this recipe too!
Now, stick the baking pan into the oven at 400o F for about 15-20 minutes. As usual, every oven is different so it may take a little bit longer or lesser time. Also, it depends on how you like your eggs. If you like the yolks to be runny and just a tad undercook, bake your eggs for a shorter amount of time. If you prefer your eggs to be fully cooked, bake it for longer.
Once the eggs have turned white and are cooked to your liking, remove the baking pan from the oven.
Serve the toast warm. Enjoy!
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