Truffled Egg Toast
BY PAMELA FOSTER
This simple dish can also be served as an appetizer at lunch or casual dinner. Without the truffle oil, it is very much like Toad in the Hole. (In Season 3 of Downton Abbey, the servants are given the rare opportunity to enjoy this taste sensation.) Double the recipe to share with a loved one.
— 1 inch+ thick slice of square
— good quality bread (I prefer whole grain)
— 2 egg yolks
— Melted unsalted butter or EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
— ¼ cup grated fontina cheese (or other cheese)
— 1 tsp. truffle oil (or olive oil if you don’t have any)
— Freshly ground salt and ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
2. Cut the crusts off the bread and lightly brush melted butter/oil on all sides of the bread. Using a sharp knife cut a shallow square well into the centre of the bread, by cutting an outline and then scooping out the middle.