What do you call this dish? Egg in a hole? Toad in the hole? Eggs in a nest?
Frog in a basket? Birdie in a basket?
This dish goes by a thousand different names, but I’m partial to Egg in a Hole, if only because that is literally exactly what it is: an egg fried in the middle of a hole in a piece of bread.
As basic as that sounds, the combination of the two ingredients, toasted with a big pat of butter in a frying pan, elevate it to something way more than the sum of its parts.
Clouds for breakfast! Fluffy, beautiful clouds!
Cloud Eggs are a fun new way to eat eggs for breakfast: you get light, fluffy whites with a perfectly runny yolk. The absolute best of both worlds.
The recipe to make Cloud Eggs is simple (it’s not even really a recipe!):
Separate your eggs into bowls: all the whites into one bowl, and the yolks each into their own small bowls. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is going to give the whites a beautifully fluffy, meringue-like consistency.
The countdown to Christmas is on!
Most of my shopping is done, and about half of the presents are wrapped, but I have yet to write any holiday cards. Must do that this weekend! (Does anyone still send out holiday cards anymore? Is it so old fashioned that I love mail?)
Planning Christmas morning brunch is a task that often gets forgotten in the chaos of present wrapping and tree trimming – so let’s get thinking about it!
The question in my house is always: sweet or savory? One year I did cinnamon rolls, another year I did overnight french toast, so this year we’re going savory! And this Crustless Mushroom Quiche is a top contender.
As I stare out the window at the relentless rain coating my window, I can’t help but think back to a sunnier trip I took last Spring – to Las Vegas!
It was my second time visiting Vegas, and because I’m not a huge gambler, this trip was spent EATING!
At the top of my restaurants-to-try list: breakfast at Eggslut.
Eggslut has a huge cult following and serves up a small variety of egg sandwiches and egg dishes – all of which are DELICIOUS.
To give you an idea of just how delicious, of our 3 mornings in Vegas, 2 mornings we breakfasted at Eggslut. (The third morning we classed-it-up and ate brunch at Bouchon – also SO delicious in a very different way ;))
I COULD NOT get enough of Eggslut’s Fairfax breakfast sandwich: creamy scrambled eggs and chives inside a lightly toasted brioche bun, with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo. Then I added bacon and –
I’m a big fan of muffin tin breakfasts. They are so portable and individually sized, and are perfect for large batches made in advance.
Shredded sweet potatoes and grated parmesan cheese form a hashbrown “nest” surrounding soft baked eggs – giving you two breakfast favourites in one convenient portion.
These cute little Sweet Potato Egg Nests get to join the other muffin tin breakfasts in the recipe index already:
See? That muffin tray is versatile for more than just muffins!