rustic egg in bread bowl

What’s better than an egg and a piece of toast? Rustic egg in bread bowl that’s what! This recipe is very simple to make and does well when serving one or hosting a brunch.  Also try adding your own unique ingredients or herbs such as parsley, thyme and chives. I would have used some chives this morning but they haven’t grown in my garden yet.

This is what we had for breakfast this morning and now I want it for lunch already. Enjoy.

rustic egg in bread bowl serves 1

  • 1 sourdough roll
  • 1/2 Tbs butter
  • 1 piece of Canadian Bacon, diced
  • 1 large Tbs white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 asparagus stalks

Preheat oven 350°

Slice top off of the sourdough roll and save the top.

Using a small knife, run the blade on the outer edge of the roll. Careful not to pierce the crust. With fingers remove the inside bread of the roll. This is when I wish I had a dog that liked bread. Then my waistline would be a lot happier.

Place bacon, butter and cheese in the bottom of the bowl and with fingers press down to compact.

Crack egg into the bread bowl. Top with a pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper and a pinch of cheese if you wish.

Carefully place bread bowl on a sheet pan lined with foil and set in oven. Bake for 12 minutes. Place asparagus and roll top on same pan with the bread bowl and set back in oven. Bake for another 8 minutes, for a total of 20 minutes, until egg has set and white of egg is cooked for a runny yolk. Of course, if you’re like me and you like your yolks cooked into submission (I know I know, this is not the proper way to eat an egg and I am ashamed) cook for another 10 minutes, a total of 22 minutes, for hard yolks. Please note, oven times do vary so it’s a good idea to just keep an eye on it until it is cooked to your liking.

Remove from oven.  Stick the asparagus in the bowl and top with roll top. Serve and devour.

See, this is where the yolk should be oozing from the freshly opened bowl of greatness and I would have a fantastic shot. Unfortunately, I have strange tastes and had to cook it all the way through. It was still wonderful!

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  • Anjali Kahlon

    I wish you would put a picture of how you place it in the oven…I mean does’t it fall on to one side or something like that.

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers

      I wasn’t aware rolls can get up and move. Unless you know something I don’t ;)

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