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Cheesy Egg Nests

Serves 21 tablespoon butter2 slices crusty bread2 eggs1½ cups cheddar or Jarlsberg cheese, freshly grated, dividedSaltBlack pepper, freshly ground {pinterest_rich_pins_images} Cheesy Egg Nests {/pinterest_rich_pins_images}

Cheesy Egg Nests

  • 1/5
    Eggs nesting on toasts with grated cheese, ready to be baked
  • 2/5
    Bake in the oven until the eggs are cooked and the cheese melted
  • 3/5
    Start with some slices of bread, grated cheese and eggs
  • 4/5
    Create nests with grated cheese as a space for the eggs
  • 5/5
    Cheesy Egg Nests with pickles and ketchup

Text, photos and food cooked by Michal Martinek

Aug 29, 2018

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Cheesy Egg Nests

This was one of my favorite breakfast dishes growing up—a pedestal of toasted, chewy, sliced bread with melted sharp cheese on top, oozing with runny egg yolk. A perfect comfort food, it’s rustic and quick; just add ketchup and/or hot sauce!

It is important to use a good quality, dense type of bread with a nice crust, such as rye or boule. And the cheese has to have good melting properties—cheddar, fontina, Gruyère, Gouda, Jarlsberg or Monterey Jack are all great.


  1. Serves 2
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 2 slices crusty bread
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1½ cups cheddar or Jarlsberg cheese, freshly grated, divided
  6. Salt
  7. Black pepper, freshly ground


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in a rimmed baking pan that fits the bread slices. Place the bread slices in the pan and toast in the oven for 2 minutes, then turn over and toast on the other side for another 2 minutes.


Take the pan out of the oven and distribute the cheese evenly on top of each bread slice, creating nests for the eggs. Carefully position one egg into each nest. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the egg white is set and turns white, but the egg yolk is still soft, about 15–18 minutes.


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