Friday, January 27, 2012

food (food) | egg in a window

I discovered egg in a window (aka egg in a basket, aka peek a boo egg, aka egg in a frame, aka egg in a nest) at a later age.  In fact what introduced me to the simple dish is the movie V for Vendetta, during that scene where Evey wakes up at her friend's home and for breakfast he made....eggs in a window.  I remember watching that scene and immediately thinking how I could create it on my own at home.  That was 6 years ago and to this day, this is one of my favorite breakfast dishes.

What you'll need:
  • 1 slice of bread 
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • 1 egg

  1. Cut a hole in the center of your bread (just about 2.5 inches all around - you can use a cooking cutter in the center too)
  2. Heat a pan on medium-low heat. (This temperature is important.  Keep it on a lower heat to avoid burning your bread.)
  3. Add butter into pan and let each side of the bread absorb some of the butter while it's melting.
  4. Once each side has been evenly coated with butter, crack the egg and gently place in the center of your bread.
  5. Let it cook on one side until you notice the egg setting. Gently flip your bread/egg and cook the other side until your bread has reached a nice toast texture and your egg is fully cooked.

|Are you a fan of egg in a window? Do you have a breakfast dish that requires minimal ingredients, but is one of your favorites?|


Small Town Gal said...

I haven't had that for a while. Think going to make that for breakfast on the weekend!

Mary said...

YUM! I love eggs in a window-- except I grew up calling them eggs in the hole :) I highly recommend making grilled cheese with one regular piece of bread & one with an egg cooked in the middle-- it is DELISH and you can add so much good stuff to it!

LyddieGal said...

Mmm, always a good breakfast - you didn't list the name I use, the one-eyed egg!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Haha, I've always known it as "egg in a hole." I haven't made this in forever! I may need to bring it back this weekend!

clotheshunger said...

That looks awesome! I'm totally trying that very soon.


Bianca said...

I have never seen this before, and it looks amazing! I have only recently started eating eggs - I had some weird issues with them after staying on my friends farm on summer. Long story. Anyways, I still can only eat them fried over hard. (Baby Steps)

I wanna make that and cover it in shredded cheese at the end. MMMMM

Laura Go said...

My husband made this for me about 3-4 years ago, and that's the first time I'd had it ever. Though I don't eat is as often, (too much butter for my liking) I really do like it especially with some freshly ground pepper on top!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

susan#'s said...

yum! love it with cheese!

Johanna said...

Gosh, I haven't made these in so long but it's such a fun recipe! Love this!

Christen said...

Thanks for sharing this. I saw your picture the other day on Twitter, and wondered how you did it. Since I'm low on groceries, this might be dinner! Hope you've had a great weekend!

marvinnut5 said...

We do these all the time, but we call them Toad in a Hole. Also, we've found that for the perfect hole in the middle, use a shot glass. Just the right size and super easy. ;-) Also, we usually top them with cheese (just remember to add it AFTER you flip it!) And my new favorite way to do them is using blueberry swirl bread! Yummmm! They are wonderful and fun to be creative with!

Anonymous said...

My mom made these when I was a kid, we called it egg in the hole! I made them for my kids, now I make them for my grand kids!