Tuesday, March 22

Comfort food - eggy bread

Spinach soup, frankfurter and eggybready Posted by Hello

I have been reading
Zarah's site when I found out that there is a comfort food competition taking place and finishing tonight!!!
As I am a complete food-a-blog-a-holic, I am going to enter even though it's nearly midnight GMT(London) and even though I have written one
post this morning already.
But how could I not?

So, here it is.
It is a very well known recipe throughout the whole world (Hungarians call it after a dog with a big coat - 'Bundas' ) -EGGY BREAD(eggs represent that coat)- a fantastic tummy filler.
It is also known as french toast.

When I was a kid, I used to love it together with my brother when we were chasing down the stairs as we smelled the frying up in our rooms. We sat down behind the table and waited whilst my mum would put them onto our plates still really hot. Yum!

It is ready in minutes, inexpensive, hot and gives you a nice satisfying feeling - few things that a comfort food stands for.
It is delicious with cheese of your own choice(melted or not over the top), fresh tomatoes and maybe chives.
It belongs to one of my first 'culinary skills' experiences.

Eggy bread ingredients:
2 - 3 rustic thick bread slices (brown or white)
3 eggs(beaten) + dash of milk
sunflower oil
cheese of your choice (English cheddar, french brie or mozarella)
fresh tomatoes cut into circles
salt, pepper, paprika

Break the eggs into a medium bowl and beat with a fork. Add salt and pepper. Dip the slices of bread (one at a time) into the eggs and leave to soak each side by pushing it down with a fork. Leave to rest on the side of the bowl and do the same with another piece.
Heat the oil in a pan over a high heat until sizzling.
Carefully take the bread out of the eggs and put into the frying pan. Then do the same with the other slice.
Fry for a minute or two until golden brown, then turn. Add the cheese of your choice on top of the bread slices and finish frying. It should melt in the heat.
Take out carefully with a flat spatula and put on a serving plate. Lay the cut tomatoe slices on top and decorate with some chives.
Oh, and sprinkle some salt and pepper and paprika spice on top too.
Serve whilst hot! Delicious!

And here is what we (Slovaks and Hungarians) eat it with as a meal.
It concludes of a thick spinach soup with garlic taste, fried chunky frankfurter and eggy bread(french toast).

Spinach soup ingredients:
500g frozen spinach (or fresh equivalent- steamed and blender-processed)
1 litre milk
2-3 tbsp sunflower oil
1-2 tbsp plain flour
5 cloves garlic (crushed)

Heat oil in a saucepan, add flour, garlic and stir until it starts to bubble and fry for few seconds. Take off the heat and whilst constantly whisking with a whisker, pour cold milk into the saucepan, stirring vigorously to avoid forming lumps of flour. Then add frozen spinach or steamed. Keep stirring until it thickens.
If you wish for a very thick soup - whisk some flour in a little milk until a paste is formed and add it through a sieve into the cooking soup, stirring underneath the sieve.Bring to a slight boil and turn off.

Fried frankfurter:
This is very traditional to slice open on one side of the frankfurter and bake over an open fire stuck on a long wooden stick. It beautifully opens up in those cuts and the sausage sort of nicely curves. It gains colour and crispens the skin.If you can't do it above an open fire, fry it in a pan with hot oil. Careful as it is going to spit hot oil.

So, there it is.
One of my origins' favourite traditional dishes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dreska,

Thank you so much for entering your post in the contest! This sounds like a fantastic and very comforting meal. I'd never heard of "eggy bread" made savoury before, but I'll have to give the entire meal a try very soon. My husband's family is Hungarian- I'll have to ask his mother if she remembers having this as a child.

Make sure to check back for the round-up in the next day or so, and for the results next week!


7:11 pm  
Blogger Ana said...

This sounds yummy. That very garlicky soup is something I'll have to try. Heck, the whole meal is something I'll surely try soon.

11:39 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

Dreska, this sounds delicious. And I love your cute illustrations--do you do them yourself?

6:37 am  
Blogger Andrea said...

Yeah, I do them in MsPaint. But now, finally, I have aquired a digi camera, so might post some digi pics too.

6:54 pm  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

im gonna fry me sum eggy mc bread, then back to the bumming, god i love cock up me ringer and egg in me gob!!!

10:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just tried making eggy bread like 5 minutes ago (im still munching on it now)
and it is the best thing I've ever tasted. I used to have it when I was alot younger but can remember not liking it to much but today I wanted some. So i looked up some recipes and found this one followed it and now I'm eating the best food ever.

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