I’m already thinking about brunch this weekend. Brunch is a lovely time of either Saturday or Sunday when the running is done and we are ready to sit down, relax and enjoy a meal. Brunch Foods are usually about eggs, not always, but most of the time. I am not a huge fan of eggs, yes my secret is out – so I try and doctor them up as best I can because I know they are good for me. Most of the time I douse them in hot sauce or cook them with other things, and piling them on toast with other things is a great idea to highlight some other ingredients.
Cherry tomatoes are a must during the winter months because regular slicing tomatoes are not much fun in the off-season. Cooking cherry tomatoes softens them just right – I like to toss them in a pan for a couple of minutes in a little butter or grease from bacon.
In this recipe for Warm Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon & Egg Toasts the flavors all balance off each other. The tomatoes add sweetness, eggs a creamy consistency and bacon is definitely the salt you need on top of breakfast toasts.
I like to enjoy these for breakfast or brunch, but sometimes they make a great lunch or dinner too! You can change up the toppings with the seasons, but these are pretty great the way they are.
8 slices bacon
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
8 large eggs
8 slices whole grain bread
3 tablespoons butter, divided
salt & pepper
1. Cook bacon over medium heat in a pan, until crisp. Drain grease from pan accept 1 teaspoon. Add sliced tomatoes and cook for 1 minute, remove and set aside.
2. Place pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon butter. Crack eggs in batches and add 1/4 cup water. Cover with lid and steam for 1 1/2 minutes or until desired doneness. Toast bread and spread with butter.
2. Top each toast with a slice of bacon and a few cherry tomatoes. Place egg on top of each toast and serve with fresh basil, if desired. Enjoy!