Eggs Rothko

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 11mins


  • 2
    tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2
    slices brioche bread or 2 slices challah
  • 2
    large eggs (extra-large)
  • 23
    cup cheddar cheese (good quality, grated)


  • Place oven rack in lowest position.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until it begins to foam.
  • Place brioche slices in the skillet, moving them around until well-buttered and browned.
  • Using a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or drinking glass, press a hole in the center of each bread slice; discard the cutout rounds.
  • Divide the remaining tablespoon of butter between the 2 holes in the bread.
  • When butter begins to foam, crack an egg into each hole.
  • Cook until the egg whites set about halfway up the sides of the yolks.
  • Flip the bread with a spatula and cook for another minute or so.
  • Remove bread from skillet and place onto a broiler pan.
  • Spread grated cheese thoroughly over the bread (covering as much surface area as possible to prevent the bread from burning).
  • Place pan under the broiler.
  • Remove as soon as the cheese melts.
  • Serve with broiled tomatoes or a simply dressed green salad BUT I would want some bacon and fruit added to feel well-fed. :-) .