This dish has many names…
Egg-in-a-frame, Egg-in-a-window, Egg in toast, Hen-in-a-nest, Moon egg, Egg-in-the-hole, One-eyed Jack or what I like to call it Egg-in-the-basket. All it simply is an egg, pan cooked in a piece of bread with the center cut out.
This quick and easy dish is a staple in my kitchen on weekends for breakfast or lunch. I make this often as it is quick and easy. I often serve up one of these (one egg, one toast) with the fruit in season.
active time 25 minutes, total time 25 minutes
4 slices of bread
4 tablespoons softened butter, enough to butter bread/pan or alternatively you can use pam cooking spray.
- Using the shape of preference. Cut-out shape in center of each piece of bread using biscuit cutter, cup or cookie cutter and coat both sides of each slice with butter.
- Melt about a 1/2 tablespoon butter in a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add buttered bread. Toast until bread is golden brown 3-5 minutes.
- Remove bread from pan and melt additional butter (if needed). Once butter has melted add bread, toasted side up.
- Crack egg into each hole. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until your egg is done to your preference.
- Sprinkle with coarse salt and cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.
I used a pancake mold to cut out the flower shape. My dear friends the Beckers gave me this cute lil flower shaped (iron) cut-out this year and it is the perfect tool for this dish.