Eggy Bread

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British Eggy Bread Recipe

This very easy and quick eggy bread recipe is a super way to start the day, and a great way to get a balanced start of protein and carbohydrates. The advantage of this recipe is that it is very quick to prepare and ready on the table in about 5 minutes! 

eggy toast in the pan


And the kids will love it!! (Well, mine do!) 

There are several ways to eat eggy bread, which can be savoury or sweet. This is a savoury eggy bread recipe but I will link through to a sweet version at the end of the post.

frying eggy bread


I once spent a few months living on a diving boat in Malta and this recipe was my staple breakfast every day. It is so easy as all you need is a frying pan and some heat and it is almost impossible to get wrong. Simple to make in a tiny boat’s galley.

It is also a good camping recipe as you do not need a fridge for the ingredients.

pan fried egg bread


What type of bread to use for eggy bread?

You can really use any type of bread for this recipe. A sweet French Toast version might use brioche, but a British version could use white or brown bread. These pictures show some basic white loaf slices from Aldi.

This recipe is also a good way to eat bread that may not be so fresh anymore and is only really good for toasting.

What to eat with savoury eggy bread

Well, this is up to you of course. I like to eat this with some tomato ketchup (Heinz of course).

eggy bread recipe
Eggy Bread


But other people may prefer to eat it on its own or even with some mayo. I am sure there will be some Northerners who would recommend a good brown sauce to go with this.

Eat it with whatever you fancy. If you prefer a sweeter version then you should try my cinnamon bread French Toast recipe instead.


recipe for eggy bread


I hope you enjoy this simple recipe and it gives you another easy breakfast idea to try. 

How to make eggy bread

Eggy Bread

eggy bread

This super easy breakfast recipe or snack is quick to make and a great way to eat eggs. Simple family food but quick and tasty and ready in 5 minutes.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 slices of white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • A splash of milk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter


  1. Break the eggs into a bowl and add the milk and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with a fork.
  2. Then soak the bread slice by slice in the egg mixture on both sides until the mixture has been absorbed.
  3. Melt the butter in a flat frying pan and add the bread slices to the pan, browning both sides, being careful not to burn the bread. The eggy bread is ready when both sides are a golden brown colour.


Serve up on its own or with some tomato ketchup.

Here are some other simple breakfast ideas:

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