This is the first "unusual" thing that I learned how to cook all on my own. When I was about 7 or 8 my Mom taught me how to make this cute little breakfast treat. I suspect that it was self defense on her part.
We were a Military family, my Dad was a career Naval man. Instead of moving from place to place with him, we were "stationed" in Florida and my Dad traveled to each of his duty assignments. Most of the time he was over seas, he served in WWll, Korea and Vietnam. Talk about tough!
Anyway, my mom had the 4 of us kids and no help. So she taught all of us to cook something easy at an early age. It’s funny but I think all of us have at least one simple dish that we cook today that reminds us of our child hood. For me it is these birds in a nest.
It’s just a piece of bread with a hole cut in the middle and then fried with an egg, but I really like them. Just the thing I needed when I got the news that I wasn’t selected for the Ultimate Recipe Showdown------again! But really, how cool is it that someone from Food Network was making one of my recipe’s? I am really proud that I’ve made it to the semi finals 2 times, next year is my year—I’m sure of it!
Bird’s in a Nest
1 slice of bread per person
1 egg per person
1 egg per person
With a large glass or biscuit cutter, cut a hole in the center of each piece of bread. Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat. Melt a pat of butter, place the bread in the pan and crack the egg in the hole and season with salt and pepper. Fry a couple minutes or until the white has set slightly, carefully turn and cook a couple minutes on the other side. I fry the bread "hole" along with the egg, I like the crispy, butter toasty thing that happens to the hole.