This is my absolute favorite version of a fried egg on toast. A little bit of spice, avocado slices and crispy toasted sourdough bread are all included, and don't forget the perfectly fried egg! Perfect 5-minute breakfast any day of the week.
Why I Love This Recipe
I love me an easy peasy breakfast and this fried egg on toast is just that. I could literally make this every single day of my life and not get tired of it. Here are my most favorite things about it:
- This delicious breakfast is so customizable! If I'm feeling spicy, there are plenty of ways to spice it up. If I'm feeling meaty, meat can be added! You get the point.
- 5 minutes, a few simple ingredients and breakfast (or lunch, or a snack) is done!
- I love any excuse to eat avocados.
- My boys can add their own toppings (usually involving more butter) and get protein in their bodies to start the day.
Butter - Heat salted butter, unsalted butter or olive oil in the pan before adding the egg. The butter will provide a bit more flavor and the oil is a leaner option.
Bread - Sourdough bread is ideal for this recipe, but as long as you use any sturdy bread you're good to go!
Whole wheat, multigrain, ciabatta or a baguette will all work great and taste delicious, too.
Avocado - Learn how to cut an avocado into perfect slices to pile on top of your toast. Or mash it with a fork, or even create guac out of it and use that instead!
Salsa - Use your favorite salsa and/or a splash of hot sauce.
Seasonings - Crushed red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt are the perfect simple seasonings, in my opinion. Feel free to add others you enjoy such as black pepper, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt or paprika.
How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg on Toast
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and swirl it around in the pan to fully coat the bottom. Carefully crack the egg into the hot oil in the frying pan.
Allow the egg to cook for 2 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and crispy and the egg white is opaque and cooked through.
Transfer the cooked egg to a plate and cover to keep warm. Place the slice of bread in the hot pan. Toast each side for 30 seconds or until crispy.
Place the bread on a plate and spread toast with smashed avocado or slices, the fried egg, salsa, crushed red pepper flakes and salt. Serve immediately!
- Your favorite breakfast meat would be a great addition for added protein. Cooked bacon, sausage patties or ham can be sandwiched between the toast and egg.
Can You Reheat Fried Eggs
There are a few different methods you can use to reheat fried eggs that have been cooked and properly stored.
- Place 1-2 fried eggs on a microwave-safe plate and cover loosely with a paper towel. Cook in 30-second intervals until heated through.
- Add the fried eggs to a skillet that has either been sprayed with cooking spray or has a thin layer of olive oil or butter in the pan. Heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until warm.
Scrambled Eggs vs Fried Eggs
Fried and scrambled eggs are both easy, delicious ways to enjoy breakfast! There are a few noteworthy differences:
- Scrambled eggs are beaten first to break the yolks and create a creamy mixture along with either milk or water, then added to a hot pan. The result is light, fluffy, yellow eggs that are fully cooked through.
- Fried eggs are cracked directly into a hot skillet and cooked until the egg whites are opaque and cooked through. You can achieve that delicious runny yolk when using this cooking method. The whites and yolk will remain separate whether the end result is a runny egg yolk or not.
Fried Egg Toppings
- Fresh herbs: chives, parsley, basil, dill or cilantro.
- Veggies: baby portobellos, tomato slices or ripe avocados.
- Seasonings: chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt or pepper.
- Sauces: sriracha, salsa, hot sauce, lime juice, pepper jelly, hollandaise, ketchup or pesto.
- Cheese: Parmesan, mozzarella, cojack, feta or provolone.
- Meat: ham, salami, pepperoni or bacon crumbles.
Easy Egg Recipes
- Scrambled egg bake
- Salmon breakfast scramble
- Olive oil scrambled eggs
- Chorizo breakfast casserole
- Perfect hard-boiled eggs
Best Fried Egg on Toast You'll Eat
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 slice sourdough bread
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 2 tbsp salsa
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- sprinkling salt
- Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and swirl it around in the pan to fully coat the bottom. Carefully crack the egg into the hot skillet. Allow the egg to cook for 2 minutes, or until edges are crispy and egg white is opaque and cooked through.
- Transfer the cooked egg to a plate and cover to keep warm. Place the slice of bread in the hot pan. Toast each side for 30 seconds or until crispy.
- Place the bread on a plate and top with avocado slices, the fried egg, salsa, crushed red pepper flakes and salt. Serve immediately!