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Vegetable oil
salt and pepper; to taste
White sandwich bread

Original recipe makes 1



From: Kids in the kitchen Fold over a slice of bread. Take a bite out of the folded edge. Open the bread. There should be a round hole in the middle. Heat oil in skillet. Place bread in skillet. Break egg carefully so that it falls into the hole. Salt & pepper to taste. Fry until egg is cooked through, turning as needed. Posted to recipelu-digest by on Feb 2, 1998

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Today we decided to cut out bunny rabbit shapes.

Heat up a griddle or frying pan and melt some butter in it (we like the flavor that butter adds) then lay all your bread pieces down. If they don't all fit, you can work in batches cooking the inner shapes first.

Once the bread starts to brown on the underside, pour in your eggs. When the bread is lightly browned, flip them all over. Use care when you're flipping the egg-filled bread so nothing falls out and breaks.

Cook to desired doneness (for over-easy, cook just enough to set the white on the other side) and then serve. When you plate, flip them back over so the pretty side is face-up.


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I hate this I broke so many breads while holding
gonjabi1 2y ago

I remember four years ago when I was 8 I made this from a strawberry shortcake recipe book and they called them 'Peek-a-boo eggs' they were absolutely great!????
CreamyPuff 4y ago

I discovered this dish in a movie. V for Vendetta. I didn't know for sure what it was it was only a quick shot nut Ever called it "Eggie in a Basket" I couldnt find anything online so I assumed it was some classic British breakfast dish with a proper name and it looked delicious! I couldn't tell if there was a hole in the bread or not bit I experimented and figured it out on my own. I had no idea it was this popular. I love this recipe and just made it for my Boyfriend (who I usually make eggs over-medium with toast) and he loved it. His face lit up so sweet. Thanks for putting up this recipe for I finally can put a real name to this awesome breakfast.
kimbellow 4y ago

My boys love this breakfast dish! I add a little cinnamin
jsblasvegas 4y ago

One change I make is mix one egg in a shallow dish batter the bread and then cook like the recipe says and add pancake syrup. French toast with an egg in the middle.
Daldaman 4y ago

One of my favorites! We call it a one eyed egg sandwich. My kids love it!
maidinblisscleaning 4y ago

It was quick & easy
Tip2 4y ago

Ive always been making these with bagels...never even thought about bread lol! Amazing recipe for kids now that I can cut out shapes! Thanks
Zeynab 5y ago

I use to eat this twenty some odd years ago as a child. We called it "duckie daddles." My children love it today... And so does my husband!
Madrinans 5y ago

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