- Four 1-inch-thick slices of country bread
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
- 4 large eggs
- 1 small garlic clove, thinly sliced
- Pinch of crushed red pepper
- One 14-ounce can whole tomatoes with their juices, crushed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons chopped oregano
How to make this recipe
Preheat the broiler. Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil, arrange on the baking sheet and broil for about 3 minutes, turning once, until golden and toasted. Place the toasts in 4 shallow bowls.
Arrange 5 small bowls on a counter. Crack the eggs: Reserve 2 of the whites in one of the bowls and one yolk in each of the other 4 bowls. Refrigerate the remaining 2 egg whites for another use.
In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the 1/4 cup of olive oil with the garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook over moderate heat until the garlic is golden, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
Beat the egg whites with a fork and gently fold them into the tomato sauce. Cook over moderately high heat just until the whites are set, about 1 minute. Using the back of a spoon, make 4 indentations in the sauce. Slide a yolk into each indentation and cover the skillet. Cook over very low heat just until the yolks are warmed but not set, about 1 1/2 minutes. Spoon the sauce and yolks over the toasts, garnish with the oregano and serve right away.