Friday, October 8, 2010

Toad in a Hole

My good friend Annie made this breakfast recipe previously. She calls it Eggy Bread. Here at casa The Good Wife, we call it Toad in a Hole. I have no idea why we call it that but that's what they called it in V is for Vendetta. Look it up. Actually, don't. The movie was long and boring and even though stuff blows up, it didn't hold my attention.

Back to breakfast. The Good Daughter loves eggs for breakfast. I try not to give her too many eggs a week since I worry about the cholesterol, but she does eat them about twice a week. She also eats - and I use the term "eats" loosely since most of it ends up on the floor - a piece of toast each morning. So pressed for time one morning it dawned on me that I hadn't made this for her yet.

I toasted the cutout too and I sopped up most of the yolk and ate it before giving TGD the rest. Needless to say this fast and easy breakfast will now make a more routine appearance for breakfast.

I tried used to crack the egg and after it set, would flip the toast and cook the egg on the other side. However, I found that I cooked the egg too long that way and made the yolk almost solid. Since I like my egg yolk runny, I only cook the egg on one side now. If you prefer your egg more done, cook on both sides.

1 egg
1 slice of bread
salt and pepper

~In a small skillet over medium low heat, melt a pat of butter, roughly 2 tablespoons.

~Using a medium biscuit cutter, cut a hole out of the slice of bread. Once the butter is melted, add bread and brown on each side for a few minutes. Once the bread is browned, crack egg directly into the pan, trying to keep the egg in the hole of the bread. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

~After the egg has cooked for a minute, using a small spatula, push the cooked egg white towards the yolk and allow the uncooked egg white to run into the pan in the hole. Continue to cook the egg by moving the egg white into the center of the bread and allowing the excess to run into the pan and cook until the egg is the desired doneness.

~Remove from heat and serve warm.

recipe by: The Good Wife


annie said...

Oh, you just shot to the top of my Awesome List for giving me a shout out!

<3 Eggy Bread!

Sarah Beth said...

I love this breakfast, my family always called it egg in the middle, and my husband's family calls it egg in a basket.

Elizabeth said...

This looks really good - it's things like this that make me want to like eggs. If you really want to make it Toad in a Hole, you should add sausage. And really, what isn't better with sausage?

The Good Wife said...

MMMM. I will have to add sausage. Thanks for the suggestion Elizabeth.

cheng said...

you shouldnt remove egg yolks from your daughter's diet. egg yolks have alot alot of nutrients! never mind the cholesterol! your daughter is just a kid.