Monday, February 13, 2012
Egg in a Hole... Toad in a Hole
Most of the time, my "big" breakfasts are healthy... including boiled, poached or lightly scrambled eggs with multigrain toast - one slice only, thanks. But I just reviewed a wonderful book - In My Mother's Kitchen - You can read all about it HERE. It's one of those books that take you back to being a kid. And one of the recipes that took me there was Egg in a Hole. A breakfast I haven't made in years. Healthier lifestyle being the main reason. I mean... eggs fried in bread slathered with butter to get it crispy and yet juicy? My mother used to use white sliced (Wonder Bread ), way before it was determined that "white" was not the best option, not to mention all that butter.
In flipping through the breakfast section of the book, I came across recipes for soft boiled eggs & soldiers (toast strips to dunk in the soft yolks), homemade granola, all sorts of muffins and... lots of other perfectly healthy, very delicious recipes. But the one that had my heart racing and my taste buds dancing was the Egg in a Hole. If you note the photo at the top of the page, you'll realize that I did use multigrain bread..and, of course free range eggs from my local farmer's market....my stab at "healthy". It was slurpingly scrumptious!
The only reason I'm sharing my sinful secret is to find out what you called this oh-so-simple dish, because I'm pretty sure you've had some. The Wikipedia entry came up with 20 names from egg in a basket, toad in a hole, bird's nests, bullseye eggs, and one eyed monster being some of my favorites.
Oh... and what is your guilty pleasure? I promise not to tell a soul!