Saturday, October 26, 2013

Eggs in a Nest

Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine
Note from Lois: By using a flower cookie cutter (one with petals), you will get a beautiful effect.  

 Egg in a Nest
Instead of serving your egg on toast, try serving it in toast. This breakfast classic, also known as Egg in a Saddle, Egyptian Egg, One Eye, and Bird in a Nest, is a long-standing favorite.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Crack the egg into a bowl and set the bowl aside.
  2. Use a 3-inch cookie cutter (circle, heart, star, or flower) to cut a shape out of the piece of bread.
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Place the bread in the pan and fry it lightly on one side (you can also fry the cutout shape). Flip the bread over. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. Carefully pour the egg into the cut-out hole in the middle of the bread. Cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the egg has set in the bread "nest." For an over-easy egg, flip the egg and bread and cook it on the other side. Serves 1.
This recipe was given last year, but I think it's especially good for this time of the year.  So many people in recent years are eating gluten free, and this recipe works for them, as well as those who are eating grain free diets.  It does have a good many eggs which add protein to these mini muffins.  Complete directions and photos are included here.