Sunday, 2 September 2012

Egg in hole

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the best food for the soul. The farmer LOVES egg in a hole. I think it is comforting even to the hardiest of men to have food that their mums made for them when they were a ‘snork’ (that’s a word the farmer uses for small children- some will remember the TV show in the 80’s that had these little creatures- anyway- rambling now).
Called “Egg-in-a-Hole” by his mother who made them for him during his childhood, I’ve learned not only to love them through our years together…but to need them. These little guys are comfort food; I mean the serious type of comfort food that change a day from potentially stressful, crazy busy into something bearable and even pretty good. Your Labrador could have a crack at making these they are so easy …. They are not going to save your life, but some mornings it feels like they just might.

  •  1 slice of your favourite bread (wholemeal is best)
  • 1 Tblsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & Pepper
With a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, press a hole in the center of the slice of bread.
Next, heat a frying pan over medium-low heat and melt a Tablespoon of butter in it. When the butter is all spread out, place the piece of bread in the pan and crack the egg straight into the centre of the hole.

Cook for at least 30 seconds or so before attempting to move the bread or things could get messy. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper to taste. After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side. Now move the whole piece of toast around the pan, soaking up all of the glorious butter. Let it cook until the yolk feels, to the touch, still soft without feeling over-wobbly. The secret is to cook the egg perfectly and not burn the toast. But if it isn’t perfect it is still going to be soooo good. 
 Enjoy xx

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