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Mother's Day Breakfast

Martha Stewart Living, May 1998

Here's a present you know she'll love.

Using a cookie cutter or a knife, cut out a small heart shape from the center of a thick slice of bread. Spread each side of bread with herb butter.

Heat skillet over medium heat. Saute bread until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat, and gently flip toast.

Break an egg into heart-shaped hole. Cover, and cook until egg white turns opaque, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate along with the heart-shaped piece of cutout bread, perfect for dipping into yolk.

Serve with a cup of hot cocoa or cafe au lait.

Comments (7)

  • stormiii 1 May, 2011

    I don't see this too often but when I was a kid my mother used to make this for me and my siblings. That was about 40 years ago and she called it, "Egg in a Basket." My favorite part was the little piece of toasted cut out! :)

  • ClaraLouis 27 Apr, 2010

    I have been making this forever. In French, we call it "un oeuf dans un trou" - in English - an egg in a [filtered word]! You can use different cookie cutters.

  • meli26 14 Feb, 2010

    Delicious and so simple! Just made for Valentine Breakfast with baked artichoke hearts! YUM!

  • babamarg 1 May, 2009

    Simple enough and looks dslicious I shall try it!

  • sunita 15 May, 2008

    That recipe looks so good I will try it out.

  • sunita 15 May, 2008

    That recipe looks so good I will try it out.

  • quitenabonita20 12 May, 2008

    This is so cute!