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Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

When tomatoes are cooked in a healthy fat like olive oil, it increases our absorption of the phytochemical lycopene, which may lower the risk of heart disease.

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  • Servings: 4
Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

Photography: Ryan Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2013

Ingredients

  • 4 slices rustic bread, toasted
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 large eggs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 small tomatoes, such as cocktail or Campari, halved

Directions

  1. Rub toasted bread with garlic and brush with oil. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet and cook, undisturbed, until whites are set, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.

  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Brush cut sides of tomatoes with oil. Sear, cut sides down and undisturbed, until charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer 2 tomato halves to each piece of toast with a spatula and lightly mash. Season with salt and pepper and top with fried eggs.

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