Herbed Pepper Havarti Egg in a Hole with Bacon
What’s better for a rainy Sunday breakfast than homemade bread perfectly toasted, a runny egg, melted Havarti cheese, with fresh vegies and herbs and a bit of bacon to top it off?
It’s a lazy, rainy Sunday morning (rain, in January? … odd but true). I tried to convince my kids to go out for breakfast with me, but they don’t want to leave the house. This is odd for my children … they are usually the ones trying to convince ME to go out for breakfast. It appears we are in the midst of a Sunday of oddities.
Fine then! I just made myself breakfast, and it was better than anything I would have gotten if we had gone out. My tummy is very happy now. Now that it’s done, I just noticed I didn’t salt or pepper my egg like I usually do, but there was no lack of flavor. I guess the bacon, cheese and herbs made up for it.
- For seasoning the pan: a clove of peeled garlic and a bit of butter
- 1 slice of bread
- 1 egg
- 1 small sweet pepper, sliced (or bit of chopped bell pepper)
- about 1/2 slice of bacon, chopped
- a couple slices of Havarti cheese
- a few small cherry tomatoes, halved if you like
- a small sprig of fresh thyme & oregano (or other fresh herb)
- Preheat a frying pan over medium heat. When it's hot, rub the pan with just a bit of butter and the garlic clove. Save the garlic for another use.
- Take the slice of bread and cut a hole in the middle with a cookie cutter. Set aside the "hole" for toasting later.
- Set the bread in the pan and crack the egg into the hole. Reduce heat slightly, cover the pan and let the egg cook for a few minutes or until the egg is set on the bottom.
- Flip over the bread carefully and let cook for just a minute on the other set till the other side of the egg is set too.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray (I used my toaster oven baking sheet). Using a spatula, slide the egg & bread on a baking sheet and place slices of sweet pepper on top, then sprinkle with bits of bacon. Cover with slices of Havarti cheese and add the cherry tomatoes.
- Set the baking sheet in the oven and broil just until the cheese is melted.
- While the cheese is melting, toast the "hole" that you cut out of the bread in the frying pan, soaking up the remaining garlic and butter.
- Slide the cheesy egg in a hole onto a plate and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Set the toasted "hole" on the side and enjoy!
This recipe was shared at Scrumptious Sunday, Mop it Up Monday, Manic Monday, Show & Share Wednesday, Thursday’s Treasures, Tasty Thursday, Foodie Friends Friday, Farm Girl Friday, Weekend Potluck, Show & Tell Saturdays and Clever Chicks Bloghop.