If you are a TikTok user you have probably seen this fun recipe before. It's a simple pan-fried egg bread for breakfast. This creates an eggy, crispy, and delicious dish in a matter of minutes. This savory breakfast bread is perfectly served by itself or alongside bacon and eggs for a hearty breakfast!
Pan-Fried Breakfast Bread
The TikTok social media app has become a huge hit for many not just for those silly dances, but also for tasty recipes. One of my recent favorites is this easy egg bread. It's similar to what you might consider a French toast recipe but is savory instead.
What Goes With Egg Fried Bread?
This is a breakfast recipe so ideal when served alongside items like oven-baked bacon, scrambled or fried eggs, sausage, or a side of yogurt and fruit. It can be eaten all by itself or used with almost any breakfast food.
It can also be served alongside any other meal as a savory bread side. For a bit more flavor you could add a bit of cheese to the bread just after removing it from the pan to create a cheesy egg bread option for serving.
Ingredients for Egg Bread
You only need 5 ingredients for this recipe that you likely already have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator!
- 4 slices thick bread (Texas toast)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or neutral oil
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Handy Kitchen Tools
While these tools are not mandatory for making this recipe, they are handy and highly recommended to add to your kitchen.
How to Make TikTok Pan-Fried Egg Bread
Slice 4 1" thick pieces of French bread or use Texas toast.
In one small bowl whisk the eggs until combined. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk and sugar.
Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon butter or oil.
Dip each slice of egg into the milk.
Then the egg and then place into the hot pan.
Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
Frequently Asked Questions
For this recipe, thick soft bread is ideal. You can use a banquette, French bread, or Texas Toast that is already sliced thickly. While it can be made with regular sandwich bread, it is best when made with thick bread to soak up the milk and egg before frying.
The egg bread is very basic and ideal for serving alongside other easy recipes or sides. For French toast, you would combine with more sugar and cinnamon. To keep this savory but add a bit more flavor, you can definitely whisk in ¼ to ½ teaspoon additional spices in the milk or eggs. Cumin, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder would all give a richer savory flavor.
Egg bread is savory while French toast is sweetened. The only difference in preparation is that all liquid ingredients are whisked together with additional sugar and cinnamon when making French toast.
While this can be made ahead of time and reheated, it is best to serve fresh and hot. Since it takes just 10-minutes from start to finish, I recommend just making what you are able to eat rather than making larger batches to the freezer for later.
Tips for Making Egg Bread
Below are a few answers to common questions that you may have about making this recipe better. Whether you are a seasoned home cook or totally new to cooking, these tips are handy to keep in mind.
When making this recipe, it is best to cook slower over medium heat. This will result in a crisp exterior and a light fluffy interior without burning the bread.
See above for the reason this would happen. If you are cooking at too high a heat it will crips the outside before cooking the middle and result in a soggy middle with burnt outside.
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- 4 slices Texas Toast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Slice 4 1" thick pieces of French bread or use Texas toast.
- In one small bowl whisk the eggs until combined.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk and sugar.
- Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon oil or butter.
- Dip each slice of egg into the milk, then the egg, and then place into the hot pan.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve hot.
Make with any thick sliced bread you prefer.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 8g