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Eggs Rothko


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 thick slices brioche or brioche rolls
  • 2 large or extra large eggs
  • 1 cup good quality cheddar like Grafton, grated


  1. Place oven rack in lowest position and preheat oven to broil.
  2. If you are using brioche rolls, remove the top knot and remove a little off the bottom to level the roll. Using a biscuit cutter or drinking glass, press a hole in the center of each bread slice and discard the the cutout, or brown and serve along with your Eggs Rothko.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat until it begins to foam.* Place the brioche slices (or roll) in the skillet, moving them around until well butter and browned.*(or, what I did was to butter both sides of the bread and then placed it in the skillet.)
  4. Divide the remaining tablespoon of butter between the 2 holes in the bread.
  5. When butter begins to foam, crack an egg into each hole and cook until the egg whites set about halfway up the sides of the yolks. Flip the bread with a spatula and cook for another minute.
  6. Remove bread from skillet and place on a broiler pan. Or, if using an ovenproof skillet, just pop your skillet into the oven after adding cheese.
  7. Spread grated cheese thoroughly over the bread, covering as much surface area as possible to prevent the bread from burning and place pan under the broiler. Remove as soon as the cheese is melted. Serve with broiled tomatoes or a simple dressed green salad.
  8. Bon Appetite!