Ever since I received my Star Wars sandwich cutters last month, I’ve been super excited to put them to use. Then, a light bulb went on in my head. How about I make egg in toast? All I needed was a dozen eggs along with a loaf of bread and my sandwich cutters and cookie cutters .
It’s known by many names – egg in a basket, egg in toast, egg in a hole, egg in a nest, moon egg, cowboy egg, toad in a hole, frog in a hole, … and I’m sure there’s many more. Even though it’s basically toasted bread with a fried egg in the center, I find it fun to make, amusing to look at, and delicious to eat! The process is simple, but I quickly found out that it did involve a bit of care to make a pretty one. First, you take a big slice of bread and cut a hole in the center. Here’s where cookie cutters and sandwich cutters come in handy. Using my cast iron skillet, the bread is first toasted or fried using some light cooking spray. Once it browns on one side, I flipped the bread and cracked an egg into the cavity in the bread.
The challenge is in trying to obtain even cooking and avoid burning the bread before the egg is cooked. This can be done by either covering the skillet (to make a sunny side up egg) or flipping the bread while cooking (which would produce more of a fried egg).
Here’s a sunny side up egg in an apple!
Here’s fried egg in an apple with an apple-shaped toast on the side!
Here’s an egg in the Millenium Falcon!
Disclaimer: As part of a Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a dozen of Land O Lakes eggs to sample. According to Land O Lakes, their eggs are produced by hens that are fed a premium vegetarian whole grain diet consisting primarily of whole ground corn and soybean meal. They are all-natural with no added hormones, antibiotics, animal fats or animal by-products. No other compensation was received for this post. The post was written by LookyTasty and all opinions expressed are solely mine.