White Bean and Broccolini Brunch Toasts

White Bean and Broccolini Brunch Toasts

Brunch toasts are my absolute fave thing. This version features a white bean "spread" along with fresh broccolini and a perfectly fried egg in all of its yolky glory.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Crush and mince 3 cloves garlic; crush remaining 2 cloves and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 3 cloves minced garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 of the wine and 1/2 of the broth. Add white beans, rosemary, and a good pinch of sea salt. Continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Mash 1/2 of the beans with a potato masher. Pour in remaining wine and broth. Reduce heat slightly, cover, and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    While the beans cook, preheat a grill pan on the stovetop over medium heat. Once heated, drizzle each side of the sourdough slices with 1/2 of the olive oil. Set in the pan and grill until crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Brush each grilled side with the 2 remaining garlic cloves and set the toast on a plate until ready to assemble.
  5. Step 5

    Toss broccolini with remaining olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined. Place in a single layer on the heated grill pan. Let them sizzle (likely in batches) until lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip, and continue for another 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate.
  6. Step 6

    While the broccolini cooks, melt the remaining butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Crack in the eggs, and season each one with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Cook until whites are set, and yolks are at desired doneness.
  7. Step 7

    For assembly, smear 1/4 of the white beans on each of the toasts. Top with a fried egg and a few pieces of grilled broccolini. Garnish with Grana Padano cheese and chives.