Eggs Rothko
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Serves: 2
  • 2 pieces brioche or regular bread (I highly recommend splurging on some brioche for this)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature, plus 1 teaspoon for the pan
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup White Cheddar or Gruyere cheese, grated
  1. Preheat your oven to its broiler setting (about 500 degrees F). If you're using brioche, slice off the "bubble" on the top (if needed) and level the top and bottom of your brioche or whatever bread you're using with a serrated knife (see photo above). Using a small glass, such as a shot glass, cut a hole in the bread. Reserve the cut-out pieces if you like, or eat them right there!
  2. Spread both sides of your brioche or bread with butter (about ½ tablespoon in total for each slice of bread). Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium heat and add in the teaspoon of butter. Using a paper or cloth towel, wipe away any puddles of butter from the pan so you have a thin, non-stick surface. Add in the buttered brioche or bread.
  3. Turn the heat up to medium-high and crack your eggs into the holes of the bread. Cook for about 2 minutes on one side, then carefully flip the bread and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes. Top with your grated cheese and place the skillet with the Eggs Rothko under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove from the pan and plate. Serves 2.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at