Saturday, April 23, 2016

Egg In A Hole


























My Mom not only made the most delicious meals, she was all about making them fun too. This breakfast brings back so many childhood memories for me. She could have just fried an egg and popped up a piece of toast....but she loved saying I love you first thing in the morning! Some of you call this breakfast Toad in a Hole. Some call it Egg in a Basket. I've even heard it called Egg In A Hat and in the south they call it One-Eyed Jack. All I know is after all these years I still make it and every time I do, it brings back wonderful memories of home.

Egg In A Hole

1 egg
1 slice bread
butter

Separate egg and white into two small bowls. 

Butter one slice of bread and place buttered side down in skillet over medium heat. Fry the one side until golden brown and then remove from heat


Cut out a heart shape using a cookie cutter. Butter the heart shaped bread on both sides.  Lay heart in skillet and lightly brown on both sides. Remove and set aside. Butter the other side of the bread that has not been browned yet. Return slice of bread to the skillet buttered side down.

























Fill the cut out part of the bread with egg white just until you can no longer see the pan. Gently place the egg yolk in the center. Cover the egg and cook for 2-4 minutes checking frequently. 


Once egg is cooked, remove from heat. Serve with heart shaped cut out.

























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1 comment :

  1. I love this dish! We always called it Egg in a Bed. Our cutout was round and the leftover piece was the "pillow". The only variation we have always done is add garlic powder after buttering the bread. It adds just the right amount of flavor to give it a kick. My husband and I still have this for dinner all of the time!

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