Runny egg on a pita…

I love to make it when I need something fast and tasty. I will certainly add some hot sauce on it.

This isn’t so much a recipe as a suggestion. Sometimes life is hard and cupboards are bare. Sometimes you’re so tired from the confinement  that you just want something that tastes great without a lot of fuss. If that sounds like a day/week/month you’ve recently lived, then this is the breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack idea for you.

We ate these for a late weekday breakfast recently and it was such a treat. I used a jarred marinara sauce to keep it simple and instead of drowning the pita in cheese, I used a good manchego to bring the flavour without the grease and ooze. If you wanted to serve this for dinner, a nice arugula salad would be a perfect accompaniment.

1 pita
2 T marinara sauce
1 t butter
1 egg
1 t grated manchego cheese

Turn on the broiler in your oven. Spread marinara sauce over pita bread and place on a baking sheet. Place it under the broiler to lightly toast the pita and warm the sauce – about 3-5 minutes should be good.

In a small frying pan, melt butter and fry an egg over med-high heat until the sides get crispy and the whites somewhat set. Do not flip. Remove the pita from the oven and slide the egg on top and cover with grated cheese. Broil for 1-3 minutes depending how soft you like your egg & until cheese melts.

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