Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère and Egg


Six 1-inch-thick slices of brioche
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus softened butter, for brushing
6 ounces frisée, torn into bite-size pieces (3 cups)
1/4 cup lightly packed parsley leaves
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
6 large eggs
1/2 pound Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced
12 thin slices of prosciutto (6 ounces)


Preheat the broiler. Brush both sides of the brioche slices with softened butter and arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil the brioche 8 inches from the heat, turning once, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes total. Leave the broiler on.

In a medium bowl, toss the frisée with the parsley, scallions, lemon juice and olive oil. Season the salad with salt and pepper.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in each of 2 large nonstick skillets. Crack 3 eggs into each skillet and cook sunny side up over moderate heat, until the whites are firm and the yolks runny, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper.

Top the brioche with the Gruyère, covering as much of the toasts as possible with the cheese. Broil 8 inches from the heat for about 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Transfer the cheesy brioche toasts to plates. Top with the frisée salad, prosciutto, and fried eggs and serve at once.

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