I didn’t eat eggs growing up, in fact the first time I remember having eggs in any form was when I was 15 and staying at a ski lodge where amazing breakfasts were served up every morning. The omelets looked so good I just had to try it. When I was a baby I had an allergic reactions to eggs which led to my years of egglessness. I had no idea what I was missing. I tried the omelet and had no adverse reaction and since then I’ve made eggs a regular part of my diet. I learned to make scrambled eggs in a cast iron skillet over a campfire when I was a camp counselor. I taught myself to make omelets on the griddle in the cafeteria in college when the meal offerings got truly bleak. A few weeks ago my father in law made “egg in a hole” for us while we were in Texarkana for Thanksgiving. I had no idea what an “egg in a hole” was but was pleasantly surprised when he put it on my plate. It’s just an egg in the middle of a piece of toast, yum! So simple! So tasty!
So today I was craving eggs, like I usually do on the weekends. I wanted to make my own “egg in a hole” for lunch but with a twist. So I present to you, courtesy of my assortment of Christmas cookie cutters:
“Egg in a Mitten” and “Egg in a Snowman”
slice of bread
cookie cutter of some kind (or a glass could be used if you want a plain old circle)
heat skillet over medium heat, grease skillet, cut hole in bread and place in skillet. Break egg open and drop egg and yolk into the hole in the bread. Cook on both sides until egg is at your desired consistency and bread is toasted. I added some salt and pepper to the egg but that’s just personal preference.
slightly blurry picture of my snowman creation :