I always make this for lunch after pasta night. I make my own pasta sauce. I'll give my sauce recipe in a later post. But the most important thing is homegrown tomatoes or imported Italian tomatoes. And lately I've been adding summer squash towards the end. Then I don't have to serve a vegetable! I think bottled sauces are totally inferior. But if you like them you can use them here.
Start with a slice of french bread. I always have my local favorite from Turtle Bread in the freezer. They make their baguette dough into a loaf. And toast doesn't get any better than that. I heat a skillet with a decadent amount of olive oil and brown both sides of the bread in the pan. Savory. Then while the bread is still hot rub a cut piece of garlic over the surface. Now you can use the same pan to fry an egg. When that is done I layer my sauce, bread and egg. I sprinkle some parm, oregano and hot pepper flakes on top. And lunch is served. Obviously most wimps will omit the pepper flakes!