As a kid my grandmother would make me “a bird in the nest” for breakfast, and it was one of my favorite things to eat. Bird in a nest has many other aliases that it goes by, ‘egg in a hole’, ‘eggs in a basket’, you get the idea. It is super simple to prepare, using only 3 ingredients, and takes only 10 mins to make. If you do not like bird in a nest, I think it is safe to say you liked Godfather III the best, and that you like your steak well done.
- 1 egg
- 1 slice of bread
- 2 tbsp butter
Take your slice of bread and punch a hole out in the center of it and keep the punch out, I usually use an appropriately sized drinking glass. You can also use a cookie cutter, or a knife, just make sure the hole is big enough to accommodate 1 whole egg. After you have made a hole in the bread, melt 1 tbsp butter in a non stick pan on med-med high heat. Once the butter is melted place the bread and cut out in the pan, then crack your egg into the center of the hole. Allow the bottom of the egg to set and firm up, once the egg has set and the bread is GBD (golden brown and delicious), melt the second tbsp of butter and carefully flip the slice of bread and cut out. Once the other side of bread is GBD, and egg is set remove from the pan and plate, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. When you cut into the center of the egg, the whites should set but the yolk should remain runny. If you do not like runny egg yolks, you are missing out in life.
- Make sure your spatula is large enough to accommodate the slice of bread that way the egg does not break while flipping.
- Covering your pan with a lid or foil can help the top of the egg set a bit so that it will not run all over the place during the flip.
- Having the heat too low or too high can result in burnt bread and butter, or underdone egg whites, so manage your heat appropriately.