Total time: 20 to 30 minutes
Note: Donna Deane's explication of the technique for making creamy, luxurious, slow-scrambled eggs included this inspired open-face sandwich recipe.
4 slices rustic bread, about
1/2 inch thick
1 tablespoon clarified butter or olive oil
1 clove garlic, cut in half
6 eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of white pepper
4 slices prosciutto di Parma
1. Brush the bread slices with clarified butter or olive oil. Toast the bread in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Rub each slice with the cut garlic clove and set aside.
2. Whisk together the eggs, 1 tablespoon butter cut into small pieces, the salt and white pepper.
3. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a 9-inch nonstick skillet over low heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to set on the bottom, about 2 minutes.
4. Continue to cook, stirring almost constantly, until the eggs become creamy, with a texture resembling small-curd cottage cheese. Continue cooking and stirring until they begin to thicken and become less glossy but are not quite done, 8 to 15 minutes.
5. Remove the eggs from the heat and stir for about a minute to finish the cooking. They should be very creamy, with very small curds.
6. Divide the eggs onto the toasted bread and spread over each slice. Top each serving with a slice of prosciutto.
Each serving: 273 calories; 15 grams protein; 11 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 19 grams fat; 9 grams saturated fat; 353 mg. cholesterol; 640 mg. sodium.