Monday, January 18, 2010

Challenge 2: Egg-In-A-Hole!


Has anyone noticed that I'm starting with the easiest recipes first? Shhh. Don't tell. It's our little secret.

My whole little family was home all day on MLK day, so I woke up and made us Eggs In A Hole. Now, I am not a big fan of eggs, but Husby is, so I figured it would be a success.

First I scrounged up my delectable bread from the Amish Cheese House (they make the best bread around!) and my great-great-grandmother's biscuit cutter.


My great-great-grandmother used this biscuit cutter three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for years and years. I wish I would have known her, because I'm pretty sure I would have been there for every meal. Biscuits are my favorite. I can not imagine a life with biscuits at every meal. She was a smart woman, that lady.

I buttered the bread and threw it in the pan. (Is it bad that I can not write that phrase without screaming "THROW EM IN THE PAN" in my mind? We love Patty Cake around these parts.)

After a few minutes of quick toasting the bread in the pan, in went the egg! Bombs away!!


I added a little salt and pepper and hoped for the best. I was concerned about flipping it. Scary stuff for a first time Egg In The Hole-er, like myself!



OOPS! I turned it too soon. Yuck a RAMA! Does that not look like the most unappetizing thing you've ever seen? Gag me with a biscuit cutter.

I made two more for Husby and he just loved them! He likes his eggs runny, so his were runny. Mine was not. Mine was cooked through and was absolutely delicious!! And I don't even like eggs!


Now doesn't that just look fun to eat?


I am proud to say that I am now a veteran egg in the hole-er. They are delightful and nutritious! A well balanced meal for my well balanced family.



LG missionary said...

I was so excited when I saw this recipe in there! I called Casey immediately. When she was a little girl, she went to summer school (classes just for fun) and took a cooking class. Her favorite thing she made all summer was egg-in-a-hole. She used to make it for us on weekends and we both still make it every once in a while. Love it!!!

LG missionary said...

Oh ... and I have a biscuit cutter EXACTLY like that! Hee Hee

Emily said...

Man I can't wait to get her book! My husband and I both love eggs and bread.. and anything to do with them so this is right up our alley :)!!

Christie said...

This was the first thing I made out of the cookbook! I made some for my husband last weekend and I think he enjoyed them... especially with the added touch of Frank's Red Hot.

Miss Preppy in Pearls said...

I remember eating these so often when I was little, notsomuch now that I'm aware of things like calories and cholesterol levels. My parents used to cook an additional piece of bread and cut it up into dipping strips for me to dip in the egg. Even now that I would probably gain 5 pounds while cooking these I crave them sometimes!

Cowgirl in the City said...

Whit, you crack me up! I bought PW's book too, and I'll be cooking with you! :)

The cinnamon rolls are best thing I've made yet-- they are seriously TO DIE FOR! So, so good!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that you have your great grandma's biscuit cutter! That looks YUMMY!

Amey said...

My aunt taught me to make those when I was little! We called them nest eggs though. I haven't had one in a long time.

Betsy said...

Mmmm! That looks really good! I also tried the Pico de Gallo and guacamole this weekend and I loved it!

Lori said...

Those look great! I grew up eating egg in the hole, I would always spread some miracle whip on the bread and I would also save the "hole" and toast it, then use that to dip in my yoke! It is so delicious! I think I need to try that again. Amish bread is the best, my G-ma is Amish so I know all about "the Bread!" LOL!!

Kelly said...

oooh, fun! My husband calls this "Toad in a Hole!" :D I think he's asked me to make this before, but I was scared to because i was afraid it would turn out like your first attempt...but worse :/ I'll have to give it a try, though! it DOES look good!

Amber said...

We make these too...
Except we call them Flying Saucers.

Becky said...

If you want to add a little fun to them, try using cookie cutters to make shapes. My favorite animal happens to be the moose, so we once had Egg in a Moose ( :)

Adam & Lindsay said...

Just made these and oh my geeeezzzeee DELISH!!! Fubs loved them! Thanks!

Amanda said...

That was one of the first recipes I tried from her book too! It took me a while to perfect it. I like the way you buttered the bread and not the pan. I ended up using just a teaspoon or two of bacon grease (since I'd just made bacon for breakfast) and it worked great.
I didn't even realize you were doing this cooking challenge until you mentioned it on your blog today. I'm totally into this now!
Here is the only post I've put up about my experience with her cookbook. (if you're interested)
Can't wait for more posts!!

Casper said...

I have made this for years and love it. We call it Pirate's Eye Toast. It sound much more fun. Egg in hole just sounds boring :) You did great!