4/22/2008

Eggs in a Nest

We've got a lot of eggs that need to be used and we also happen to have quite a few cookie cutters, so this was a great recipe find. The girls LOVED it! Quick and easy breakfast, works for me! Check out Rocks in My Dryer for all kinds of great tips. You can get the original from Family Fun here. We didn't use butter, just lightly sprayed the pan and it worked just fine.


Ingredients
1 slice of bread
1 tbsp. butter
1 egg

Directions
Crack the egg by striking it firmly against a bowl or ramekin, then carefully break open the shell. Pick out any shell fragments and set aside. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter (circle, heart, star or flower), cut a shape out of the piece of bread. Fry it lightly on one side (you can also fry the cutout shape). Flip the bread over. Reduce the heat to low.
Ask your child to carefully pour the egg into the cutout hole in the middle of the bread. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the egg has set in the bread "nest." For an over-easy egg, he can flip the egg and bread and cook it on the other side. Serves 1.