Ah, Eggs In a Hole. They define comfort food, are painfully easy to make, and will turn any stressful, hectic morning into something entirely different. This recipe brings a bit of gourmet into the mix with the proscuitto, but that combined with good maple syrup is simply amazing.
The basic recipe goes by as many different names as the human beings who eat it. While I insist the original name is 'Egg-in-the-Hole', here are the different incarnations that have cropped up since:
Egg-in-a-Basket, Chicken-in-a-Basket (flawed logic, but just wait for the next one), Frog-in-a-Hole (what gives here? Frog? It's an egg, sirs.), Toad-in-a-Hole (ever hear of warts?), Egg Basket, Bird's Nest Egg, Toad Hole, Egg Hole, Pop Eyes, Egg Toast, Private Eyes, Bird's Nest Egg-in-a-Hole Basket Toad Chicken Frog.
Using a sharp knife, peel the grapefruit, removing all the white membrane. Carefully cut down along the side of one section to the center of the grapefruit, then turn the knife and life the section out. Remove the remaining sections from the membranes, separating them. Set aside.
In a wide, shallow dish, whisk together 2 of the eggs, the milk, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
Using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut a hole in the center of each of 2 slices of bread. Put all 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture and let them soak for 1 minute on each side.
In a saute pan or skillet large enough to fit the bread slices in one layer, melt the butter over medium-high heat. When the foam subsides, carefully transfer the bread slices to the pan. Crack 1 egg into each hole in the bread slices. Cook until the bread is well browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Gently turn the slices over and cook until the second side is well browned, about 2 minutes.
Place 1 of the hole-less bread slices on each of the serving plates. Lay 2 slices of the prosciutto over each and top with the bread slices with egg. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve immediately, with the grapefruit sections alongside.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (452g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 419 (56%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 46.6g||62 %|
|Saturated Fat 22g||110 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 14.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.7g|
|Cholesterol 911.9mg||281 %|
|Sodium 544mg||19 %|
|Potassium 655.6mg||17 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 47.2g||14 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.5g||18 %|
|Sugars, other 42.7g|
|Protein 35.4g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 743
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