Every one has their favorite comfort food. Macaroni and cheese, chocolate cake- I am sure if I asked 10 different people I might get 10 different answers.
One of my most favorite comfort foods is a bit unusual: eggs-in-a-nest. For me, this is a comfort food not so much because of the meal itself (which is delicious) but more because of the nostalgia that goes along with it. See, my mom got me started on this little breakfast creation. And I would eat it any time of day she would make it for me. Eggs-in-a-nest became my dinner of choice when I was editor in chief of my college's newspaper and wouldn't get home until well after 1 a.m. on deadline nights. I lived at home through community college, and it never failed that when I called mom to let her know I was finally coming home, there would be a hot plate of eggs-in-a-nest waiting for me when I got there.
Since winter has begun to rear its ugly head, and we are all in the midst of holiday insanity, I figured now might be the best time for me to share a bit of comfort with you!
Here's what you'll need:
- A large frying pan or griddle
- A small juice glass
- Nonstick spray
- Your favorite type of bread (I can eat two by myself, so enough bread for however many you are cooking for)
- Eggs (you need the same number of eggs as you have bread slices)
- Salt & pepper
Here's what you need to do:
1. Heat your griddle or pan over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. While pan heats, use a juice glass to cut a hole out of the center of each piece of bread. Keep the middle bits- they are tasty if you butter them and fry them in the pan with the rest!
2. Butter one side of the bread before putting it buttered-side down in the pan:
3. Once in the pan, butter the other side (carefully so you don't burn yourself) and crack an egg into the center. Salt and pepper the egg to taste, and let cook until the bottom becomes opaque
4. This is where you can also put the round middle pieces in the pan as well- cook each side until golden brown. Once the eggs are where you want them, carefully flip each one and allow the other side to cook just long enough to toast the bread and solidify the egg white.
5. I like the yolks runny, but you can definitely keep cooking them until the eggs are more over-hard. Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, transfer from pan onto plate and enjoy!
Salut! I hope that my favorite comfort food makes a quick breakfast, dinner, or late night snack for you during this busy holiday season.
Labels: From the Recipe Box, Mom, ROTW