The Elegant Simplicity Of Two Eggs Over Easy W/ Toast
It’s another in paradise for me as I take a slab of butter from a tray on the counter and flick it onto a pan that is starting to heat up from my gas stove. It’s Saturday morning, and I’m uninterested in going out to brunch, an activity that I deemed completely worthless some years ago. I have Cafe Bustelo brewing on the opposite end of the kitchen, and I’m about to get two large eggs from my refrigerator to begin making my meal.
Years ago what I am about to make would be considered a fine breakfast, but we live in an age where eggs benedict, poached egg whites, and far more complicated dishes rule the roost. Two eggs over easy with two slices of toasted sourdough isn’t what it used to be. We’re too caught up in a breakast/brunch arms race, competing to see which of us can get the best Instagram off as we break our yolks over a bed of avocado and whatever the hell else you’re getting overcharged for at a restaurant.
We’re chasing a dragon that we’re never going to catch, when we could just be having two eggs over easy with toast and getting the same fulfillment that we would get from any other breakfast dish. The eggs, cooked in butter, are flipped as the edges of the yolk begin to turn light brown. The bread is placed in the toaster about a minute before the flipping of the eggs, timing itself up perfectly to pop up just as the eggs are done cooking.
After smothering both pieces of toast in butter, both egg and bread are plated and you’re off to the races, sipping coffee and dunking toast in delicious, creamy yolk. I learned through a lot of trial and error that sometimes the simplest option is the best bet, and never has that been more true than in the case of breakfast food. We’re trying too hard. Make it a two egg over easy morning. Your body and soul will appreciate the simplicity of it, and so will your wallet.