In response to a request for a recipe similar to one made in the movie "Moonstruck," I typed this up from memory. The measurements are all estimated, so by all means, feel free to experiment. You may substitute bottled roasted peppers if you like, adding them after the onions are almost done cooking. Roasting the fresh peppers takes about 10-15 minutes - the eggs only take about 5
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- 4 slices Italian bread
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper, seeded,cut into thin strips
- 1⁄2 small onion, peeled,halved,sliced thinly
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove crushed garlic (optional)
- Heat a small amount of olive oil in skillet on medium heat.
- Add sliced red peppers, sliced onions, and crushed garlic and saute until vegetables are soft& tender, but not mushy.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove peppers& onions to a plate and keep warm.
- Drain excess oil, if necessary, leaving just enough to keep bread and eggs from sticking to your pan.
- Reduce heat to low.
- You may even need to add a bit more oil depending on your pan.
- Make a nest in each slice of bread by tearing out some of the center and set bread slices into skillet.
- Let the bread brown for a few seconds, then flip over.
- Immediately crack an egg into the nests of each slice of bread and cook until eggs are set to your liking.
- You may flip over if desired, but it will not be as attractive as sunny side up.
- (Tip: If you place a lid over your pan after you crack the eggs, this will help the yolks cook faster.) The trick is to work quickly and also not to have heat set too high or you will burn your eggs/bread.
- While the eggs are cooking, you may return the vegetables to the pan and push them to one side to reheat them if necessary.
- Serve eggs with the roasted peppers& onions on top of egg nests or on the side.
- Season with salt& pepper to taste.
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Lovely Sunday Brunch recipe. It is correct that you have to have good timing to have the onions, peppers fried bread and eggs still runny all come out just right. I sauted the peppers & onions - took them off the pan, fried one side of the bread removed the pan from the heat, flipped the bread and 4 minutes before I wan't to serve the eggs slipped them onto the browned side of the bread, put the veggies back into the pan, covered the pan, placed on medium heat and 4 minutes later perfect. I love the crunch of the fried bread. Thanks HF I haven't had fried bread in years and this combination is excellent - you must have a good memory! 21 Dec 08 Made again this time I added some leftover potato & mushrooms - Very tasty recipe. Oh I used orange peppers Loved it again Thanks HeatherFeather