This is a fry-up using as little oil as possible. I assemble a frame with some oven fries using toothpicks to hold it together while the egg cooks. I also use the same method to cook the Maltese sausage. The coriander, garlic and parsley in the sausage may be unusual for breakfast but they are delicious. And with a thin slice of grilled ham and lots of fresh rukola, this is a simple breakfast that is great on a plate and tastes even better than it looks.
- 8 oven fries
- 1 egg
- 50 g Maltese sausage, with skin removed
- 1 thin slice ham, grilled
- a handful of fresh rukola
- 8 toothpicks
- A piece of kitchen towel with a touch of vegetable oil
- Freshly ground pepper and sea salt
- Trim the oven fries to more or less the same size. Assemble two frames and use toothpicks to hold the frame together (use images below as a guide).
- Wipe a non stick pan with the oil on the kitchen towel.
- Drop the two frames into pan.
- Take the sausage meat and fill in the cavity of one frame and pat it down (see below).
- Turn over the other frame and crack open an egg inside it.
- Turn over the sausage meat frame and cook for a few minutes.
- Remove from the pan and place on kitchen towel to absorb any extra fats.
- Gently pull out toothpicks.
- Prepare your serving plate with lots of rukola and top with your ham slice.
- Arrange the two frames on a plate and season. I love lots of freshly ground pepper on mine.
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