Friday, July 26, 2013

The Incredible Egg: Spanish Eggs and Toast with Goat Cheese

"The Incredible, Edible egg"- American Egg Board (circa 1977)

Eggs are not just for breakfast anymore. There is absolutely no reason why eggs cannot be your dinner and lunch too.  Eggs are healthy, lean, protein rich and can be part of an endless array of dishes.

This dish is a traditional Spanish style dish called migas ("crumbs" in English) which typically uses day old bread that is soaked in water, garlic, olive oil and paprika and then served alongside meats or other main dishes.

We are going to a take a twist and turn here and make this dish front-center by toasting the baguette cubes in olive oil, garlic and smoked paprika and topped with a fried egg and sprinkled with goat cheese.


Spanish Eggs and Toast
Serves 2
Recipe from Cuisine at Home


Toast:
4 cups baguette cubes
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
3 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

Sprinkle:
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese, divided (2 ounces)
2 sunny-side up eggs
Chopped fresh thyme

Toast cubes, garlic, and paprika in oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until cubes are golden but still tender, 5 minutes.  Season cubes with salt and pepper; transfer to two plates.

Sprinkle croutons with goat cheese, briefly cover with foil to soften cheese, then top each serving with 1 egg and thyme.

Enjoy!
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32 comments:

Diana said...

That looks delicious.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for your comment. really appreciate it. :)

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

So simple, and yet I bet it is delicious. I will definitely be trying this.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Looks fabulous Velva. Very continental.
Sam

Tina said...

You have the prettiest presentations of of your dishes. This is a wonderful idea for leftover bread, soaking with olive oil and garlic. That would be good croutons.

Rosemary Wolbert said...

I just love how leftover bread can be made special. I'm one of those who can eat eggs three times a day!

Ann Jones said...

I love, love goat cheese. This looks great for a weekend brunch :)

Big Dude said...

I sure do agree with your first paragraph Velva (big surprise huh?) and the dish sounds and looks outstanding. I'll have mine with two of those incredible, edible eggs.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I would have never thought of having croutons for breakfast but I love the idea with eggs! Why don't have the toast along with the eggs instead of on the side :)

That Girl said...

I've been doing lots of eggs lately - they're such a great food for meals and snacks.

Pam said...

Bread, cheese and eggs. I'm so there!!

Angie Schneider said...

A protein rich and delicious meal, Velva.

Lea Ann said...

Did you say smoked paprika? A big yum. I've only made migas with corn tortillas, I'll have to try this one soon. Pinned.

Susan said...

I wish I could have joined you for this. Perfect.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I love it - a little smoky, and a little savory! I could eat breakfast for dinner every night!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Looks delicious Velva... What a great dish

Barbara said...

I love a meal like this, Velva. Definitely, eggs are not for breakfast anymore!

Kim said...

I am always drawn to dishes featuring eggs. Eggs just seem so welcoming and inviting to me. This looks so delicious, Velva! I love the idea of using toasted baguette.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Wow Velma, this looks delicious.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

that looks wonderful!! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!!

Dining Alone said...

I love eggs and eat them for dinner all the time. This dish looks awesome!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I can't wait to try your spanish eggs, they sound delicious. I totally agree with you about eggs not being just for breakfast.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I like the idea of the cubed bread, will remember that one thanks. Have a good day Diane

Karen said...

I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Elena said...

I love it! I pin it!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

it is so clever of you to use the toast in cubes instead of slices . Never seen it done this way but I love it

kitchen flavours said...

This looks good! Simple and yummy!

Jenn S said...

I love eggs and can eat them any time... especially with goat cheese sprinkled on them :)

theycallmejane said...

Oh, how I wish my family loved goat cheese as much as I do. I suppose I could always substitute. This just sounds too yummy to pass up!

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

I made your tasty dish as a nice lunch today & loved it too! :) It was just perfect! :) MMMMMM!

chewingthefat said...

Fried egg and goat cheese sounds like a 'thing to eat before you die'-worthy combination!

Chris said...

Yeah, I could eat that at any time during the day!

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