Sometimes it's the simplest things that take your taste buds back in time, making even a grownup grin. Egg-In-A-Hole does that for me. It did for Dan too when I made it for him. I'm not sure if he was smiling because his Egg-In-A-Hole took him back, or because he thought I was nerdy cutting it into a heart shape for him. But I did get a smile none the less. I'll take it.
Many of you can relate when it comes to the good ole Egg-In-A-Hole. As children it never occurred to us that it was just a simple egg and toast. For some reason when our Mother cut a hole in the center, fried an egg in it, and made the bread buttery-crisp like a grilled cheese it was something special. We were convinced she was genius!
I suppose if all of us got that excited over "just an egg and toast" then she WAS a genius now wasn't she.
Bring old memories into your kitchen, and create new ones for your family by making Egg-In-A-Hole for breakfast! Your kiddos will think you are pretty crafty. Choose a simple round cookie cutter, or use a heart or star. I used a heart. These would be perfect for a healthier Valentine's Day Breakfast.
Old American Favorite
Butter - soft and spreadable
Salt and Pepper
-Use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of a slice of bread. (round, heart, star, etc)
-Turn pan on stove to medium/high heat as you would for a grilled cheese or to fry an
-Use a butter knife to spread soft butter on to both sides of the bread and the bread cut
-Lay the buttered bread in the heated frying pan. Crack egg into hole.
-Lay bread cutout into pan as well.
-Salt and Pepper egg if desired.
-After a couple minutes, check for browning like you would a grilled cheese by lifting the
corner with a spatula.
-When the bread is toasted dark golden brown on the bottom, use the spatula to flip the
-Flip the bread cutout at this time too.
-Turn the heat down a tiny bit as the second side always seems to toast a little faster.
-Check the second side for browning just the same as the first.
-When it is done to your liking, remove the Egg-In-A-Hole, and the buttery crisp cutout
from the pan onto your plate.
-Enjoy your Egg-In-A-Hole on it's own or with a splash of salsa or hot sauce.
*If you are looking for a sunny side up egg, add the egg after the flipping of the bread so
that one side is already toasted by the time you add your egg.