Egg in a Heart


1 slice thick-cut bread

2 tablespoons salted butter, divided

1 large egg

Coarse salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Fresh chives, thinly sliced, for garnish

Hot sauce, for garnish


1. Spread 1 tablespoon butter on both sides of bread. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut a heart in the center of bread and set aside.

2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon butter. When melted, add bread. Let brown, about 1 minute. Flip and let brown, about 1 minute.

3. Gently add egg to center of the heart. Reduce heat and partially cover. Cook until set, about 4 to 5 minutes, basting with melted butter from pan.

4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with chives and hot sauce, if desired.