Friday, August 1, 2008

Summer Bonus: Toasty Eggs!

No, we're not even close to being remotely moved in or settled in the new place. But living between two apartments has made eating a little difficult, and breakfast in particular has suffered for me. Not so today! I didn't want toast and I didn't want eggs, but that's all I had. So I made toasty eggs! Simple, easy, and oh-so-delicious. All you need is a slice of bread and an egg. You know, and salt and pepper. What kitchen doesn't have all those things?

Take your slice o'bread and cut a hole in it using a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or a round glass.

Next, melt enough butter so that it covers the bottom of your pan. I don't recommend using non-stick spray for this, because then your bread will taste like non-stick spray. Unless you like that taste, use butter. Or margarine.

Make sure the pan's relatively hot (but not so hot that it's going to scorch the bread), and toss the bread into the pan, make sure there's plenty of butter underneath....

...and crack an egg into the hole (or dump a pre-scrambled egg into the hole). Don't move the bread for at least 30 seconds, or the egg will smear and make a mess (it'll still be tasty though).

After the bottom of the egg has set sufficiently, turn it over and cook the bottom side to your preferred measure of done-ness. While you're at it, give that baby some salt and pepper.

Remove it to a plate, and dig in. Sooooo good.

1 comment:

The Assassin (burrr) said...

I've also heard them called Gas House Eggs. I think it was because the ships cook's couldn't fry and egg because the ship was moving around too much.