Thursday, January 30, 2014

Egg In a Hat... or Whatever You Call It

Growing up there was something my mom made that I loved, which in our house we called Egg in a Hat.  Let me show you.
The thing is, I think we may have been one of the only ones that called it this.

When I shared this picture on Facebook recently, people commented with what they called it and these were some of the names:  Egg in a Nest, Toad in a hole, Egg in a hole, Egg Bread, Pop Eyes, Eggs in a Basket, Peek-a-Boo Eggs.

What's that saying, a rose by any other name is still a rose?

Have you made these and what do you call them?

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28 comments:

  1. I loved these as a kid!!! we called them eggs in a basket.

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    1. That seems to be one of the most popular names for them

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  2. One of my favourite things to eat as a kid - and still to this day! My mom always called in Egg in a Hole, I remember arguing with friends who called it Toad in a Hole and Egg in a Nest that they were WRONG! LOL!! Yesterday, I saw it referred to as a One Eyed Sam. So many names, one very tasty treat :)

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    1. Yes it is crazy how many names it has makes me want to research to see if I can find the original name, though I am sure there are many different accounts of that

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  3. The first time I ever ate these was when I attended a summer camp, we made these over a coffee can with a flame underneath - I have since made them at home but I have a hard time. You see, I do not like "scoobies" in my eggs and I never cook these right, either not enough and I have gross "scoobies" or too much and I have no yolk. We called them Eggs in a Hole!

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    1. Okay what are scoobies? I have never heard that. Here is how I make them that seems to work great.
      Cut out hole (prep bread)- turn to medium heat. Put lots of butter on the pan, let it melt and spread it all around. Then put on bread, let it toast for about 15-20 seconds is all, then crack the egg into the hole, being careful not to break the yolk. Let it cook on that side until all of the white is solid but yolk not fully cooked, then flip over and cook on opposite side for just 1 minute at best, until white fully done and yolk is semi-runny. Hope that helps

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  4. I love these and my kids do too. I haven't eaten breakfast yet....I'm going to go make one right now!

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    1. Yea! We often have these every Sunday

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  5. We call it eggs in a basket, my MIL calls it toads in a hole. It's all the same though and it's yummy! Where's mine?

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    1. I think it might be a little gross by the time it shipped to you

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  6. My kids love this. We call it "Egg in a Basket" because that's what my mom called it. I had no idea it had so many names!

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    1. Yes, my mom used to make these for us growing up too

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  7. Oh boy...I have never heard of this! It looks good though...might have to try it :)

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    1. You should, they are our Sunday staple

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  8. I make them frequently, my Mom always called them Egg in a Frame.
    Great post. now I am hungry for them.

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    1. That is one I haven’t heard yet! Love how there are so many names for it

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  9. I'm so glad you're still blogging. I was looking at my blog list and hardly anyone blogs anymore. I need to get back into it and i need to find some other bloggers!

    I never made these types usually just plain sunny side up eggs with toast. But yum! Whatever they are called I love me some eggs and toast!

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    1. Hi! yes it is sad and kind of crazy how many have come and gone, glad you are getting back to it!

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  10. I've never seen this before, but they look really delicious! Are they easy to make?

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    1. They really are pretty easy
      Here is a quick over view— I should have included the recipe in the post, though I don’t have a real recipe per say

      Cut out hole in each bread. Turn stove to medium heat. Put lots of butter on the pan, let it melt and spread it all around. Then put on the bread, let it toast for about 15-20 seconds, then crack the egg into the hole, being careful not to break the yolk (unless you don’t like runny yolks then break it). Let it cook on that side until all of the white is solid on the bottom (there may be a little clear on top still) but yolk not fully cooked, then flip it over and cook on opposite side for just 1 minute at best, until white fully done and yolk is semi-runny. Hope that helps

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  11. Egg in a hole. Yummy, too. Wow, this brought back memories.

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    1. Yes I have lots of good memories of these as my mom made them a lot..now I make them almost every Sunday

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  12. I used to love these when I was younger. I don't even remember what we called them. I just realized that I have never made these for my kids. It's time to change this.

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    1. Yes my kids love them. I always break the yolk for Ryder’s but my older two love sunny side up eggs and get upset if I over cook them and they aren’t runny

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  13. I've seen this before but never had the courage to make it. LOL So the egg in the middle is essentially a fried egg, right?

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    1. Yep, totally and if you don’t like the yolk runny you can break the yolk or cook it a bit longer

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  14. I've never seen these before in my life! Funny someone said toad in the hole. In England, toad in the hole is sausages baked in a yorkshire pudding, if you don't know about it search it and try it SO good!!

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    1. Oh I have never heard of the English toad in a hole, will have to find a recipe, sounds good!

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