Egg in a Nest

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A tutorial on a classic, kid-friendly breakfast.

You’ll need:
a griddle or large skillet
butter or margarine
(as much as I DETEST margarine, it’s actually better for this,
because you don’t have to worry about it over-browning, like you would with butter)
one and egg and one piece of bread for each person you’re feeding
(we used wonderful wheat bread from Weikel’s Shell station bakery in LaGrange)
a large cookie cutter (small enough to fit into your slice of bread)
large spatula

Use the cookie cutter to cut a shape out of each piece of bread. If you don’t have a cookie cutter the right size, you can use a drinking glass. Save the cut-out shapes.
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Generously butter the griddle. Heat it to medium-ish.
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Place the bread slices and reserved cut-out shapes on the griddle (or in the skillet – use what ya got!).
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Turn ’em over the get the other side cookin’. Add more butter margarine, if you need to. Turn the cut-out shapes over, too. Keep a close eye on them, because they will cook quickly and may need to be removed from the griddle.
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Gently crack an egg into each bread-hole “nest”.
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Dot each egg with a tiny bit of nasty, yellow, oily stuff margarine.
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Sprinkle each egg with salt and, if desired, pepper.
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Keep watching the little cut-out shapes!
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Lower the heat, if necessary, to keep the eggs from overcooking. If you like your eggs cooked into submission firm, like Boy and Girl do, turn the toast/eggs over. If you like your eggs still a bit runny, watch them carefully and remove ’em from the heat shortly after the whites of the eggs are opaque.
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Serve ’em up with some fruit, topped with the little cut-out shapes, if the cook doesn’t eat them first if desired.
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Posted on August 27, 2008 at 10:59 am by lara · Permalink
In: Breakfast, Favorites

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  1. Written by Staci
    on August 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm
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    I haven’t made these in YEARS! And, I LOVE the little cross through words. Classic… whats really going on in my head. You don’t want to know what mine are!! Keep up the good work!! I tune in daily ya know!

  2. Written by Kristin Harper
    on September 3, 2008 at 11:17 pm
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    Thanks!! I admit… I needed the play by play. 🙂

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