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How To Make Eggy Bread

If you’re looking for fun breakfast ideas, eggy bread is a simple yet delicious breakfast treat or afternoon snack. Eggy bread also works well as part of a Full English breakfast.

eggy bread on a plate

The ingredients needed for eggy bread are;

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 slices white bread (or Brioche)
  • 2 tbsp butter

This will serve 2-4 people.

Making Eggy Bread – A Step by Step Guide:

Lightly beat the egg with the milk in a shallow bowl that is large enough to dunk the bread in. Optionally add in some seasoning such as salt and pepper.

beating egg for eggy bread

Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture until it is soaked through. 

Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add 1 tbsp of butter. When it has melted, add 2 slices of bread – or if you have a smaller frying pan, do them one at a time. Fry them for 1 minute on each side before removing them. Repeat as necessary.

Is Eggy Bread The Same As French Toast?

Eggy bread and French toast are the same food, they are both made from soaking bread in beaten egg and then fried. However, eggy bread tends to be savoury and French toast is typically sweet.

4 slices of eggy bread on a plate

What Can You Serve With Eggy Bread?

Eggy bread is tasty enough when eaten by itself, but any of the following work well with it;

Eggy Bread Toppings

  • Tomato ketchup or brown sauce
  • Crispy bacon
  • Melted cheese on top
  • Grilled tomatoes
  • As part of a full English breakfast  
eggy bread slices on a plate

Eggy Bread Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Eggy bread is quick and easy to make. It goes great with a Full English Breakfast, but is equally delicious when eaten alone as a snack!


  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp butter or oil


  1. Beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl large enough to lay the bread flat in.
  2. One by one, lay each slice of bread in the bowl of the beaten egg until each one is soaked through.
  3. Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan and add each slice of soaked bread to the hot pan. You may need to do this in stages depending on the size of your pan.
  4. Fry each slice for about 2 minutes on each side, until the bread is golden brown.
  5. Remove the cooked bread from the pan and leave to cool on a wire rack before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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