I had Beans on Toast for the first time last month, at Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After the first bite I knew I had to make the Beans on Toast recipe for GardenFork.TV .
Super simple, yet tastes great and is healthy as well. Lots of protein here, and it tastes even better with toasted multigrain bread. The recipe is below
Eric's Beans On Toast Recipe
1 can of UK Heinz Vegetarian Beans
1 can of American Baked Beans
a pot of freshly cooked red kidney beans - i cook them with sauteed onions and cumin
Bread for toasting - multigrain is best i think
Grated Cheddar cheese, or the cheese of your choice.
Toast your bread, and warm up the beans.
Fry the eggs, how many depends on how many people you are feeding. Sunnyside up or just slightly cooked over easy are best, as the yolks run over the beans that way.
Place the 2 pieces of toast on a plate, cover with 1 cup of beans, top with the fried eggs, top off with some grated cheese. The heat of the egg should melt the cheese a bit.
Then eat. and tell us here how it is. ©2010 Eric Rochow all rights reserved
This looks extremely deliscious. I am unfortunately allergic to eggs, so I will have to find something else to lay on top. maybe some sausage or something. Do you have any suggestions?
Also, I was wondering. Do you spice your kidney beans with anything when you pressure cook them? They looked great.
Eric, what is the name of the spice (in the red can) that you used in the Beans and Toast Recipe? I've seen you use it before but don't remember the name. Also where can I purchase it?
the spice is Pimenton, is smoked spanish paprika, its avail in mild and picante versions. mark bittman is a big fan of it. i like it too. thx, eri c.
sausage would work well. i don't put anything in with the beans, i flavor them afterward with the pimenton. thx, eric .
Thanks for the response Eric. Only a fellow Long Islander would respond that quickly.
Eric Gunnar Rochow
I am in Brooklyn, Not Long Island. we just happen to live on the same island in the Atlantic. 😉
If you want to avoid garlic burning, put the onion in first. Onion takes a lot longer to cook so put the garlic in halfway through and you will have no problems.
Eric Gunnar Rochow
good point Katja, i've been experimenting with putting the oil in a cold pot, adding the garlic, then bringing the oil up to temperature. it works sometimes.
My recipe is even better....Heat a can of Vegetarian Heinz baked beans, poach two eggs, toast two slices of bread. Voila! You have the authentic English version of Beans on toast with poached eggs on the top....Cheers mate!