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Toast with Squash, Prosciutto, and an Egg

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Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.

Today: If you like toast and squash and prosciutto and eggs, you will like them together. 

Toast with squash from Food52 

This isn’t really my recipe. It’s April Bloomfield’s, and she is a most excellent person from whom to borrow a recipe. As Jamie Oliver apparently said -- according to the cover of A Girl And Her Pig -- “this chick cooks like a Ninja.” I agree.  

As I read the name of this little breakfast creation, I couldn’t stop myself from humming, “These are a few of my favorite things...” Toast plus squash plus pancetta PLUS a fried egg?! It’s a perfect example of the cooking approach of: if I like x and y, I’ll like them even more together. It often works.

I took a few liberties, changing up the spicing of the squash to include the gentle fragrance of thyme alongside the heat of the chiles, and using prosciutto instead of pancetta because, well, I had prosciutto. The combination is delightful, sweet, salty, meaty, a little spicy. What more could you possibly want in a breakfast (besides, of course, girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, or perhaps brown paper packages tied up with strings)?

Toast with squash from Food52

Toast with Squash, Prosciutto, and an Egg

Serves 4

1 1/2-pound butternut squash, halved and seeds removed
1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 pinches dried oregano
4 to 8 pinches chile flakes (adjust the amount based on your spiciness preferences)
1 clove garlic
Olive oil
Salt
4 long, thin slices of prosciutto
4 thick slices of toast
4 eggs

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photos by Emily Vikre

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about 1 year ago Kukla

Scrumptious and beautiful as always, Emily! Saved!

Sausage2

about 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks so much Kukla.

Chris_in_oslo

about 1 year ago Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

This'd be great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
You might want to add the eggs to the list of ingredients.

Sausage2

about 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Oops, did I forget them? I'm horribly scattered these days! :) And yes, this totally works for any meal.

Miglore

about 1 year ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Your photos always make me feel like I'm actually having breakfast with you, which I like very much. Also, in case you haven't tried it yet, April Bloomfield's porridge changed my life.

Sausage2

about 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks Kristen. Wouldn't it be fun if you were?! I have yet to try the porridge (shame on me!), but I'll get there.