Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday Do-Little Dinners: Eggs-in-Toast

Dinner doesn't get any do-littler than this. Remember "Toad in a Hole"? Did you ever eat that when you were a kid? Well, guess what--it's still tasty, economical, popular with the kiddos, and, best of all, extremely fast. Remember, I told you at the start that these dinners weren't going to be fancy. When you're feeding preschoolers, toddlers, and/or babies, who has time for fancy? Just cook it up and go. (Hint: if you top the eggs-in-toast with grown-up garnishes such as salsa, avocado, crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes, or shredded fresh basil, even the adults in the house might overlook what it really is--that is, Toad in a Hole.)

Serve with fresh fruit salad and steamed broccoli or spring asparagus. Not bad for a five-minute dinner.


Wheat bread, 1-2 slices per person, depending on appetites
Eggs--1 per slice of bread
Butter for spreading on bread
Shredded cheddar cheese
Any desired garnishes/toppings (see above)

Butter each piece of bread on both sides. With a small round cookie cutter or juice glass, cut a hole out of the center of each bread slice. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and place bread slices in the skillet. (My girls like me to fry up their little bread cut-outs, too; they get a big kick out of those little extra toast circles on the side.) Crack an egg into the hole in each slice of bread. Fry a couple of minutes, until the egg is starting to look like a proper fried egg on the bottom. Flip each toast over and cook the other side of the eggs. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the eggs and let melt. Serve eggs-in-toast (and extra mini toast circles!) with desired toppings.


Mnmom said...

We make this too and my kids love it still. We call it egg-on-a-raft. I hadn't thought about adult toppings but will next time. Have you checked the price of eggs lately??!??! They USED to be economical - now they're caviar.

Shan said...

Oops--MNMom is right. I was even going to comment on that--that eggs are not so cheap anymore! I seriously cannot believe grocery prices these days. We go through so many eggs in our house. My only consolation is the thought that eggs still must be cheaper than meat, right???

Mnmom said...

For the time being, yes. I'm actually considering having some laying hens in our backyard.

Shan said...

I know a family (here in town) who does that!