Monday morning, I fried an egg and put it on toast. I like eggs.
Eggs are simple. I also like toast. Toast is simple, too.
I know many people who read food blogs do so in order to find inspiration, motivation, new ingredients or new recipes, but I’m afraid that isn’t what I’ve got for you today. Instead, I have a fried egg.
I have toast. I have the comfort that comes from what is familiar and routine, particularly when that something is being slowly enjoyed and savored.
It’s true this post is nothing earth-shattering, but it is important. It is worth some attention here.
Because listen, this very basic, very everyday, very beautifully simple breakfast is also a reminder: it’s a reminder that anytime you find yourself in the midst of things decidedly un-simple — be they budgeting, taxes, packing, moving, or finding a new place to live — you still have basic kitchen routines, like frying eggs, to return to.
Fried Egg on Toast
One of my three favorite breakfasts. Thanks, Tim.
1 or 2 teaspoons coconut oil
salt and pepper
1 piece of bread, toasted (I like Trader Joe’s sprouted versions)
Melt coconut oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add egg (I always crack it into a bowl first and then pour it into the skillet), salting and peppering it as you like.
When the area around the yolk turns white, remove egg with a spatula and set on top of toast. Eat with fork and knife or like an open-faced sandwich, with your hands.
About Shanna Mallon
Shanna Mallon is a freelance writer who holds an MA in writing from DePaul University. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The Kitchn, Better Homes & Gardens, Taste of Home, Houzz.com, Foodista, Entrepreneur, and Ragan PR. In 2014, she co-authored The Einkorn Cookbook with her husband, Tim. Today, you can find her digging into food topics and celebrating the everyday grace of eating on her blog, Go Eat Your Bread with Joy. Shanna lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with Tim and their two small kids.