Breakfast Bruschetta

Breakfast Bruschetta

Laura in the Kitchen

Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bruˈsketta] is an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese, a popular dish is Bruschetta pomodoro; the most popular recipe outside of Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In some countries, a topping of chopped tomato, olive oil and herbs is marketed under the bruschetta name.

In Italy, bruschetta is often prepared using a brustolina grill. In the Abruzzo region of Italy a variation of bruschetta made with a salame called ventricina is served. Raw pork products and spices encased in pig bladder are aged and the paste spread on open slices of bread which are sometimes grilled. This was a way of salvaging bread that was going stale. In Tuscany it is called fettunta and it is usually served without toppings, especially in November, to taste the very first oil of the season.


Preparation 2 minutes

Cook time 10 minutes

Servings Serves 4

  • 4 Large slices of Italian bread

  • 4 Eggs

  • 4 Thin Slices of Italian Pancetta

  • 2 Tbsp of fresh parsley

  • 2 tsp Fresh Thyme, chopped

  • ¼ cup Freshly Grated Parmiggiano Reggiano

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper, to Taste

  • 1 Clove of Garlic, peeled


1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2) Place the bread slices on the baking sheet on one end and the pancetta on the other.

3) Drizzle the bread with a little olive oil and sprinkle the herb mixture evenly over the top of the bread. Scatter over the cheese and pop them in the oven for 10 minutes or until the pancetta is crispy and so is the bread.

4) In a large skillet and add 1 tbsp of olive oil, add the eggs and cook them for about 2 to minutes or until the eggs are basically all set but the yolk is still a bit runny.

4) Season the eggs with salt and pepper.

To assemble, top each piece of bread with a piece of pancetta dn top that with the egg. Enjoy!



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