What you'll need

  • Pain perdu (old bread)
  • Potatoes
  • (optional) other vegetables
  • Chilli flakes
  • Oregano
  • Onions
  • Fresh parsley
  • Eggs
  • Salt, pepper, oil

What you'll do

Finely chop an onion and sweat it in a hot non-stick pan with some olive oil. Dice some potatoes (and other vegetables of similar consistency if you want - I used eggplants) into small cubes. Throw them in with the onions, some salt, pepper, and chilli flakes (if you like spicy) until they are golden brown.

Cut some slices of old bread into cubes and toss it in a bowl together with the potatoes, onions and vegetables you baked earlier. Add in 1 cup of grated cheddar (or similar cheeses that melt well, like young Gouda, Edam, or Gruyere). Sprinkle some oregano if you have it.

Finally, break 4 to 6 eggs and mix them together with some finely chopped parsley.

Pour half the egg mixture into an oven dish. Add in the bread, vegs, and cheese you mixed earlier. Make sure to press them down so that there is no air pockets between them and the egg mixture. Pour the remaining half of the egg mixture on top - making sure to cover the dish evenly.

Optionally grate some more cheese on top. Throw into the oven at 200° C for between 25 and 35 minutes - stop as soon as the egg in the middle of the oven dish is firm - which you can inspect by using a spoon. Enjoy!

What you'll get