Saturday, November 14, 2009

Breakfast in Bread

Every Sunday morning while my wife is getting ready for church I make eggs for breakfast. I try to come up with something besides fried, scrambled and poached. This was my idea for last Sunday, it certainly isn't a new idea, but I haven't tried it in years. If you have ever made eggs in a hole, eggs in a basket or whatever you want to call it you will know that the toast and the eggs don't always cook at the same rate., so you end up with burnt toast and raw eggs. So I cheated.

Breakfast on Bread or the Toastest with the Mostest

1 egg, fried or poached
1 tsp olive oil
1 stalk of asparagus
1 piece Canadian Bacon or about 1 oz of ham chopped
3 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 or 1 tbs of diced tomato
2 tsp parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 slice of toast
Non-stick spray

This recipe is for 1 egg, you can multiple by however many eggs you are making. You will need a biscuit cutter (or cookie cutter, I used round but any shape will do) a little less than the width of a piece of toast. If you have 2 biscuit cutters the same size and shape it will be even easier.

In a pan put 1 tsp of olive oil and heat to a shimmer add the asparagus and ham. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes. cook for another 2 minutes, until ham starts to brown. Set aside.

Start making your egg, if you are frying spray the cutter with the non-stick spray and place with the non-cutting side down in the pan. Crack the egg into the cutter. This will keep the egg shape the same size as the hole in the toast. Start the toast. Cook egg to desired doneness. When egg is done carefully remove egg from cutter. Then use cutter to cut a whole in the toast. Remove the piece of toast that you cut out and put toast on plate. Put egg in the hole in the toast. Now top with ham, asparagus, tomato mixture. Sprinkle the parmesan over the whole toast.


  1. Oh I've never had my eggs like that-looks great!

  2. Okay so what time's breakfast? Looks great and I like your cheat.

  3. Great variation on egg in the hole. Looks delicious.

  4. now that's a hole in one Greg, great idea...

  5. yum! I will have to try this next weekend :)

  6. oh my this is going to be my breakfast this weekend

  7. Looks great and certainly a welcome change to the old classic. Will have to try it one of these weekends.

  8. Simple and wonderful! And HA - I love the name!!

  9. Simply wonderful for the weekend breakfast treat! With a cup of coffee....perfecto!

  10. I remember seeing this in the movie "Moonstruck" and have always wanted to try it. Looks great!

  11. yum, thanks for the idea! perfect for sunday!