Ingredients

How to make it

  • Remember, the thicker the bread, the smaller the hole needed.
  • Use a glass (or biscuit cutter if you have one) to cut a nice hole in the center of the bread
  • Butter one side of the bread and place the dry side down on a buttered cast-iron skillet.
  • Crack the egg in the hole and sprinkle with a dash of salt and a fair amount of freshly ground black pepper. Let it cook up for a few minutes.
  • When the egg starts to set, you can (a)flip it over and continue cooking, OR you can put the entire pan in the broiler for a minute or two (I used this method).
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    " It was excellent "
    emilyk ate it and said...
    Mom used to fix eggs for us that way when I was a kid, she called it 'chick in a nest'. I usually serve the piece of bread from the center toasted and on the side.
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  • huminbrd56 3 years ago
    Thanks for adding this recipe! I've always loved my eggs cooked this way, and had forgotten about it.
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    " It was excellent "
    thomasleonard ate it and said...
    Delish!
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    " It was excellent "
    thomasleonard ate it and said...
    Yummy
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    " It was excellent "
    jamesj ate it and said...
    this is a good twist. must try it. nice and simple.
    thanks.
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  • deedeec 6 years ago
    I've been living a sheltered life! Everyone seems to have heard of this except me :) I love eggs and have (I thought) eaten them every conceivable way. I guess not! But by tomorrow I will have ;)
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  • turtle66 6 years ago
    I like to make egg's this way Yummy.
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    " It was good "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I make mine the same way and i made mine just after seeing the same movie. Only I cook the bread on one side first to get it brown. I drop in the egg when it is set I add some water and cover it until all the water is evaporated and the egg is skinned over like a poached egg.
    Many a recipe trick can be gleaned from movies like "V" For Vendetta"
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    " It was excellent "
    scrumptious ate it and said...
    This was my favorite breakfast when I was a kid. And now, years later, my mom and I just made it for our twelve-year-old friend when she came to stay with me for the weekend. It was a hit, of course!
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  • captainsjewel 6 years ago
    My boyfriend makes this for himself for breakfast a lot!
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  • watson2167 6 years ago
    Wow...this is a good way to wake up and have a wonderful looking breakfast...i'll have to try...thanks
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  • raven4487 6 years ago
    My oldest son used to eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now he is 16 and makes his own.
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  • waltbowl 7 years ago
    A long time favorite with my family. Just after the flip in the pan try sprinkling some shredded mild cheddar cheese, or just before they are done in the oven. Then once on plate top with a little finely chopped green onion and celantro. By the way, ever tried a shot glass to make the hole?
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    " It was just okay "
    scearley ate it and said...
    I've had these since I was a kid. We always plkaced them butter side down, though, and used cookie cutters to make the holes.

    Plus we baked them, rather than used a skillet.
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  • dacezo 7 years ago
    My brothers love to have this! What I do is cover the egg with the cut off bread piece and now it's "Hidden Egg"
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    " It was excellent "
    wokkingmum ate it and said...
    I tried this! It's nice & pretty! I serve an a small slice of ham with the remaining cut-off bread too! :) Thanks for sharing!
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