Lekker Brekker Monday: Cheesy egg on toast with tomato sauce

Lekker Brekker Monday: Cheesy egg on toast with tomato sauce
Cheesy egg on toast with tomato sauce. (Photo: Tony Jackman)

Here’s a family favourite breakfast. My dad used to make it for my sister and me, I made it for my daughters, and on it moves to a new generation. It’s so easy that you hardly need a recipe at all, but try it once and it’s likely to become a favourite for you too.

We’re reminiscing this week as TGIFood celebrates its first five years of weekly newsletters and hundreds of recipes. And yes, it really is as simple as that: a fried egg on toast, covered with cheese, melted under the grill, and smothered with meltingly delicious Cheddar cheese. Then what makes it perfect is a smattering of tomato sauce. Yes, ketchup.

This was a Lockdown Recipe of the Day in November 2020, when TGIFood was two years old.


Per 1 portion:

1 extra large egg

1 slice of decent white, brown or wholewheat bread

Grated Cheddar cheese (you be the judge of how much you’d like to use)

Salt and pepper

Butter for frying the egg

Dollops of tomato sauce


Toast the bread on one side under a grill. Remove from the oven, and butter the uncooked side. Fry an egg in butter, sunny side up, leaving the yolk runny, and place it neatly on the slice. Season with salt and pepper. Grate Cheddar cheese over. Place until the grill for the cheese to melt. Top with tomato sauce.

Your kids will ask for it again and again.

Alternatively, pop it in the air fryer on grill for three or four minutes or until the cheese has melted. DM


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