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Friday, February 6, 2015

Eggs in a Blanket (Baked Eggs in Toast)

This is a creative way to have sunny side up eggs on baked toast.  Usually the two are eaten together, so why not combine them into a beautiful and fun presentation (and let's not forget the most important part, EASY)?! The toasted bread is the perfect vessel to hold your soft sunny-side up egg. Switch up your standard egg routine and give this a try :) I especially love this as a quick but healthy option for on the go breakfast. I wrap each one up in a napkin and hand them out as we're rushing out the door.

The kids loved indenting the toast and making a well for the eggs. Have fun and try to make different shapes in your toast! If you use a large piece of toast you can make the shape of a heart and crack 2 eggs into it.

I'm providing the instructions to make one egg on toast, but this is easily multiplied into whatever quantity you'd like.

 Just keep one thing in mind as you cook these: low and slow! If you turn the heat up too high your toast will burn on the bottom and your egg will not set. Give yourself less than 10 minutes and watch the magic happen :)

Makes 1 serving

-1 slice of toast
-1 egg
-salt and pepper

Optional garnish...get creative!
-tomato slices
-spinach, arugula, kale
-hot sauce

To make
-Using anything round (I used a measuring cup), press down firmly in the middle of your toast, leaving about 1/2 diameter all around the edges. You are creating the well for your egg to cook without spilling over the toast. Press down as much as you can but be careful not to rip your toast.
-Place toast in a non-stick skillet or griddle and turn the heat on the lowest setting. Crack your egg directly in the middle of the toast. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with a lid.
-Let your toast cook for about 5-10 minutes, depending on how set you want your egg. For a runny egg cook closer to 6 minutes, for a firmer yolk cook about 9 minutes. Be sure to keep your heat on low to prevent burning your toast on the bottom.
-Remove baked egg and toast from skillet and enjoy!

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Looking for more easy egg inspiration? Try my egg and cheese quesadillas, they're a favorite around here!