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Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast

Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast Recipe


Ingredients for Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Persons: 1
Difficulty: Very Low
Cost: Very Low

These Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast are great if you want to prepare for a special occasion or a nutricious breakfast! The Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast also make for a perfect way to surprise a loved one on Valentine´s Day with a romantic breakfast or just an easy and fun dish to cook with your children! It is possible to use both quail and chicken eggs and also the garnishing can be completely customized! Choose a savory sprinkle of chopped parsley on top of your eggs and toast or a sweet topping such as fruit jam or nutella to cover the cut out bread hearts. Enjoy life and turn your breakfast into something special!
    For the Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast:
  • Bread
    1 slice
  • Butter
    a knob
  • Eggs
    quail or chicken, 2
  • Parsley
    1 teaspoon
  • Pepper
    to season
  • Salt
    to season



Take a heart-shaped cutter (a regular biscuit cutter), and place it on the center of a slice of bread. Remove the bread that remains within the heart-shaped cutter and keep it aside. Break 2 eggs in a bowl and put a frying pan on the heat. Melt a knob of butter and place the heart-shaped slice of bread in the pan as soon as it has melted.

Place the slice of bread in the frying pan and toast until golden. If you want to toast the bread on both sides make sure to turn the slice before pouring in the eggs. When golden, pour one egg yolk in the heart-shaped center of the bread slice at a time and carefully move them together with a spoon without breaking the yolks or letting the whites leak from the heart onto the slice of bread.

Pour as much of the remaining egg white into the heart of the bread slice as needed to completely fill it but again, make sure the egg white does not escape from the heart onto the bread. When using smaller quail eggs this is less likely to happen but when using chicken eggs the egg white will definately advance. Season the eggs with pepper and salt and place the cut out heart in the frying pan to toast as well. Let the Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast fry on a very low heat untill the bread is browned and the eggs are cooked.

Use the advanced egg white to fry another heart-shaped egg to decorate your dish and season with salt and pepper.

Serve the Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast with a glass of fresh orange juice and sprinkle some chopped parsley over the eggs to garnish the plate.
Cooking Tips:

If you can't find quail eggs or they are not of your liking choose to use plain chicken eggs.

Toast the bread on both sides if you prefer to do so before pouring in the eggs.

As soon as you have poured in the egg yolks carefully move them together with a spoon before the egg white sets and be careful not to break them.

Pour in just enough egg white to fill the heart of the bread slice and make sure it does not leak onto the bread itself or you will loose the orginal heart shape.

Garnish the Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast with finely chopped parsley or chives.

Toast the cut out bread hearts as well and serve them plain to garnish the dish or add a sweet or savory topping of your liking.