1 slice thick-cut bread
2 tablespoons salted butter, divided
1 large egg
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.