Breakfast Experiments: Rocky Mountain Toast




Rocky Mountain toast, A.K.A. bird's nest, cowboy eggs, egg-in-the-hole, eggs in a blanket, the Elephant Egg Bagel, frog in a hole, gas house eggs, moon eggs, and one-eyed monster.

Rocky Mountain toast is an amazing dish that consists of a piece of bread with a hole in the middle filled with an egg and then cooked. Its amazing not only in its simplicity, but in the speed in which it can be done and the quality and taste of the results when done right.


Step 1: Ingredients

Necessary ingredients:
  1. Eggs
  2. Bread
  3. Butter

Other ingredients or garnishes:
  1. Cheese
  2. Bacon bits
  3. Honey ham
  4. Various spices
  5. Whatever you like on eggs

Step 2: Preperation

  1. Spray your pan, and make sure to use a pan doesn't have a tendency to stick to foods (basically, USE YOUR TEFLON PANS!!)
  2. Butter the bread on both sides
  3. Cut a hole out of the middle of the bread
  4. Toss cut and buttered bread in the pan
  5. Crack 1 egg in the center of the bread (yolk intact)

Step 3: Cooking

  1. Now that your eggs are in the bread, turn the burner on high until the eggs are cooked enough on the bottom to quickly flip
  2. Flip once
  3. Turn burner down to a  medium-high temperature (leave it that way for the rest of the time so you don't really burn anything)
  4. Wait until the egg-and-toast can slide around without breaking up the yolk or whites

Step 4: Toasting

Now that your egg is cooked enough to hold up on its own, its time for toasting! Flip the concoction until You achieve toasting of the bread on both sides. Now its almost done!
Optional: throw some cheese on top and flip twice to melt the cheese (its hit-or-miss since the cheese likes sticking to the spatula)


Step 5: Serving

Serve plain or with garnishes, or just eat it out of the pan (I don't recommend eating it without a plate and a fork/spoon/knife/spork/knifoon as the egg still posses immediate defense mechanisms while it's not fully cooked).


Step 6: Variations

Fried honey ham on one side or both, 'glued' on by cheese (I like pepper jack, but you could use any kind you like)


Step 7: Pre-prep

This is for the honey ham reverse egg sandwich (ham slices on the outside, rocky mountain toast slice on the inside)
  1. Fry honey ham slice(s) on one side
  2. Flip
  3. Add cheese
  4. Wait until the cheese begins to melt
  5. Pull ham+cheese off for later.
Now start making the toast (step 2 onward)


Step 8: Ham Sandwich Variation

Continue from toasting step
  1. Throw a ham+cheese slice in the pan, cheese up
  2. Put the toast on top
  3. Wait until the cheese re-melts (usually a few seconds)
  4. Lift and throw the other ham+cheese piece in
  5. Flip the toast onto it
  6. Wait until the cheese re-melts
Done! Now serve it up piping hot.




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    18 Discussions


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I usually fry the hole with the rest of it then stick it on top of the finished egg-in-a-blanket like a hat.


    Reply 2 years ago

    That's brilliant! I love the idea and the sense of humor


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I think this would be great if you dipped the bread in a french toast batter first. double eggs!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh My God !……
    I'll take four of these right away and triple my gym this evening. Please !!!!!!…


    St Jimmy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I was using too small a glass to cut out the bread, and had trouble with the egg overflowing, so I just whisked it up and had an omelette version! Plus: you can add cheese, ham and tomato directly into it, rather than on top or halfway through the cooking process

    2 replies
    St JimmyThe Ideanator

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I also think the bread was too thin. BTW, what I meant when I said an omelette version solved it was that you could separate the mixture between two pieces of bread


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is a lot like what i put on my breakfast sandwiches. Looks so good. If I didn't just eat dinner, I'd totally go make one right now.