Cookbook Challenge: Scrambled Eggs “Magda” on Fried Bread


This morning, I adapted a recipe from Michael Roux’s Eggs, using some Rosemary Peasant Bread that I baked yesterday afternoon.  I made some changes to the original because I didn’t want to use a ton of oil to fry the bread or use too much butter when cooking the eggs. Below is my version.

Scrambled Eggs “Magda” on Fried Bread adapted from Eggs


4 thin slices of rosemary peasant bread
a few spritzes of oil from my Misto or use a teaspoon or so of neutral oil
1 tbsp butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp heavy cream
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp strong Dijon mustard
1 tbsp snipped parsley leaves, plus extra for garnish
1 tbsp chives (I used dried)
.5 oz Gruyere, chopped into bits (you can use more, this was all I had in the fridge)

To Do:

  1. Cut bread into smaller pieces or into triangles if you want to get fancy.  Heat a cast iron skillet (or a pan that can go into the oven) and spray or drop a bit of oil on it.  Turn on your broiler. Place the pieces of bread onto the skillet and toast.  Turn once and then place in the broiler for 2-3 minutes.  Turn off broiler and keep bread warm while you make eggs.
  2. Melt the butter in an 8″ non-stick skillet over low hear.  Add the beaten eggs and consistently keep stirring them over very low heat.  They should scramble in about 3-4 minutes for runny eggs and 5-6 for slightly harder scrambled eggs.  At the end of the cooking add the cream, salt and pepper and then stir in the mustard, herbs and cheese.
  3. Divide the slices of bread evenly among two plates (preferably warmed in the oven-which still be toasty from the broiler), overlapping them slightly.  Place the eggs on top, garnish with more parsley and serve immediately.

2 Comments on “Cookbook Challenge: Scrambled Eggs “Magda” on Fried Bread”

  1. allyn says:

    This looks great! I’m excited to try the whole fried bread thing… I’m a New Yorker in the Czech Republic right now, and fried bread, or “topinky”, is really popular here. And addictive. Great blog – inspirational!

  2. P says:

    Thanks, Allyn. We actually spent a few days in Prague this summer and very much enjoyed both the fried bread and the fried cheese. And the gigantic beers.

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