Fried Eggs over Buttered Leeks and Croutons

3 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups halved and sliced leeks

salt and pepper to taste

4 eggs

4 slices artisan bread, toasted and buttered


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in leeks until coated with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. 

 

Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet. Crack eggs into individual cups and gently pour into skillet. Cover and cook 3 minutes or until the whites are firm and the yolks are soft or until desired doneness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. To serve, place toasted bread on plates, top with leeks and place one egg over each slice of toast.


Serves 4