I know this doesn't really qualify as a recipe but this is one of my favourite things to eat just now for breakfast. Eggs really are the ultimate in fast food so if you have a few extra minutes you have time to make this for a great start to your day, and if you are like me and need a bit of a kick in the morning try having this with some spicy Siracha Ketchup on the side and a good cup of coffee! You'll be raring to go in no time!
My favourite way of cooking eggs quickly is to baste them (frying to start then finishing off with steam), however if you would rather fry or poach your egg feel free. This dish is all about how you like your eggs!
1 slice of bread of your choice
½ tomato, sliced
few fresh basil leaves
1 large egg
small drizzle of olive oil
Maldon salt to finish
For the Siracha Ketchup:
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Siracha sauce (use more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
To make the Siracha Ketchup simply mix the two ingredients together. Taste to check the spice level and adjust as necessary until it's to your liking.
Toast your bread under the grill or in a toaster. While it's toasting heat a frying pan and drizzle with a little olive oil. Once the pan is hot enough crack the egg into the pan and let cook ¾ of the way through. While the egg is cooking put the slices of tomato onto the toast and sprinkle with a little salt and top with a few fresh basil leaves. Once the egg is almost ready add a little water to the pan the cover with a tight fitting lid. Leave to cook until just cooked through but so the yolk is still runny (or to your liking). Remove at once from the heat and place on top of the tomatoes and basil. Finish with a little extra salt then serve with the spicy Siracha Ketchup if you like.