Egg in the Frame

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Egg in the Frame - or Egg in the Hole, as it's also known, is an easy, fun and tasty dish. It's a great simple little recipe for a kid's cooking project, and easy to do over a campfire.

Step 1: Ingredients

This is 2 (1/2) ingredient wonder (if you really want to count the little dab of butter!)

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 egg
  • butter

and something to make a hole in your bread.

Step 2: Make Your Frame

Use a mason jar or jar lid to cut a circle out of your bread - kids' favorite part! Twist your jar or lid a few times on the bread to make your circle then gently pry out the center of your bread slice.

Voila! Your "frame" is ready!

Step 3: Grill Bread

Put about a tablespoon of butter in a small pan, heat and then lay in your holey bread. Turn after a a minute or so, or when your bread is toasty brown underneath.

Step 4: Add Egg

Crack your egg right into the hole! (Kids like this part, too!)

Cook for a couple of minutes until your egg whites start to whiten and your yoke starts to thicken, then flip the whole thing over and cook another minute or so.

Step 5: Plate and Serve!

Yum! There you have - a tasty little Egg in the Frame! Serve with a little fried ham or bacon, and you've got a great, simple, and tasty breakfast!




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    2 years ago

    In Québec they call this "egg in a hole" except while it's cooking you pour over maple syrup (the real stuff)! As far as having problems with the flip: keep the burner on low & be patient. Cook the egg slowly so that it begins to cook through to the top without burning then when you flip it's not totally gooey on top. All eggs require low heat & patience. Enjoy!


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Whenever I've made these in the past, I've always had problems containing the egg on the flip. Do you have any suggestions?

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    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I have the same problem - as you can probably see from the photo. I wondered about it as I was flipping it, too. Probably if you poach it, and don't flip it, it'll stay neatly in the hole. Others have ideas?


    3 years ago on Introduction

    I think we use to call this " Egg in a basket " but either way, it is sooo yummy, I'll make it no matter what call it... LOL

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    My dad used to make these for us when I was a kid. Brings back great memories. Tasty too! Thanks.