Admiral Dane’s Diner: Miso Mochtroid Egg Toasts
Welcome back to Admiral Dane’s Diner, a monthly series where I attempt to create food with a Metroid based theme! Currently, the kitchen is still under construction, which means that I am still limited to a microwave and hot plate. Therefore, I have to be a little bit creative in what I can do.
Through my workplace, my family has access to free eggs. Lots of them. And they’re the fancy organic brown kind too. So we’ve been making as many omelets as we can stand. I did have a thought, though, when I was making an omelet one day. If you make an eggs in a nest (also known as eggs in a basket or other terms), it looks suspiciously like a Mochtroid from Super Metroid!
This recipe uses miso, which is traditionally used for Japanese cooking. You can use it for adding a savory “umami” quality to just about anything, and it gets delicious when browned in butter (in fact, you can add it to chocolate chip cookies!).
Miso Mochtroid Egg Toasts
- 1 large (thinly sliced, with soft crust) slice bread
- 1 spring onion
- 1 egg (preferably medium sized)
- 1 tablespoon miso (I used adzuki bean miso, but any kind works!)
- butter (for greasing the pan)
- Pepper and garlic gomashio (to taste for garnish)
Chop up the spring onion and set aside.
Very carefully, cut a LARGE hole in the center of the slice of bread. You can also cut the talons of the Mochtroid here at the bottom. Spread first with butter, them with miso paste.
Put a pan over medium heat, and set a pat of butter in it. Use a spatula to spread an even layer of melted butter over the pan.
Slide the toast onto the pan and cook for 2 minutes to let the miso brown a little bit. Flip.
Carefully crack the egg into the hole of the toast and let cook until the whites are a solid white. If you prefer your yolks runny, leave the toast like this. Otherwise, carefully flip to briefly cook the yolk as well.
Garnish with garlic gomashio, pepper, and the spring onion. Enjoy! Thank you for coming to Admiral Dane’s Diner! What other Metroid themed foods would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!
Isabel Braman is the Community Manager of Omega Metroid and curator of the Metroid 35 fanzine. She likes to create stuff!