There's been some pickiness in Edie's food choices lately, so I've been working to switch things up and make food more interesting. The inspiration behind making eggs in a nest came when I realized that she was eating a whole lotta carbs and fruit but needed more protein. Needless to say, bread is always a winner for little hands, so I thought why not spruce it up with some egg. The good thing about this dish is that you can add any sort of seasoning on top to give it more flair. I chose paprika which is relatively mild and adds some nice fiery color.
Eggs in a nest (serves 1)
Prep time 1 minute. Cook time 3-5 minutes.
1 slice of bread - any kind of sliced bread will do
Salt & pepper
Paprika - or any spice of your choice
Take a medium sized drinking glass or a round cookie cutter and use it to cut a hole in the middle of the bread. Save the inside.
Heat olive oil in a pan and drop the hollow bread into it. After a few seconds, break the egg in the middle. Add salt and pepper.
Let cook for about 2 minutes. It's OK to cover the frying pan so the egg cooks quicker.
Turn over with a spatula and cook for another 2 minutes until well done.
Place on plate and top with the seasoning of your choice.
If you'd like, toast the inside of the bread you saved in the olive oil and give to your little one as a bonus treat.
- It's bread - since bread is my favorite food, I immediately loved this
- Easy to eat - Dada broke pieces apart for me but I was also happy just biting and chewing it all on my own
- Quick - The eggy bread came not long after I sat in my highchair so I didn't make a racket
- Simple - the ingredients are as simple as can be. It's all in the presentation.
- Versatile - in addition to it being delicious for kids, it's a great food for adults. Why not make more for yourself?!
- Breakfast for lunch - allows you to easily add brunch to your weekly repertoire