Frog in the Hole

January 19, 2010 § 6 Comments

Yesterday I had a very special revelation. This:

Let us pretend for a moment that you don’t already know this, and that your particular brand of “modest means” includes farm-fresh eggs, organic butter, and homemade bread. But even if it doesn’t, this is well worth trying! What you get in the end is a close relative of a french toast (an illegitimate child, I believe!): a warm, tender toast, saturated with butter and egg, with something like a poached egg in the middle. I found this to be simply divine. But let me be fair and say that this is by no means my original idea, but rather something my husband learned from The Farm Journal Cookbook, and has been having for months, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I tasted it myself. And my was I glad!

What you do is this:

Melt a good 1/4 stick of butter (which is NOT too much, contrary to what our fat-shy culture would have you believe – if you don’t believe me, check out Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions), in your pan over medium-high heat, and add the bread slices. Don’t forget to throw in the cute little circles!

The holes in the bread can be cut out with any number of small, circular objects, but I chose to use a mouth of a small jar, the kind you’d get your organic pickled artichoke hearts in, if you were ever to buy such a thing.

Then go like this:

Flip it over when the egg on the bottom has… now this my new favorite word… coagulated (you can tell I’ve been watching The French Chef recently),  and the toast has achieved a pretty, golden-brown shade. Proceed until the same thing happens to the other side.

Ah, this is heaven, pure heaven.

Now feed it to your children.

See how they like it?

You bet they do.

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§ 6 Responses to Frog in the Hole

  • Tegan says:

    I love egg-in-a-whole….
    It’s about time you channeled your facebook energy into a productive blog! Good work! I’ll tell all of my friends.

  • Sofya says:

    Now that’s just what I’ve been thinking! Me AND my friend Rebecca!

  • Andy Bonjour says:

    I’m liking the blog. This post is one I’ll have to try… it looks easy enough.

  • Rebecca says:

    We love these, too, though we call them “egg in a basket.” I learned to make them years ago, when I was au pair for a professor’s family in town; the paterfamilias sometimes made them for everyone and it was a kind of special treat, and very sweet to see a dad making food for all his kids. Also, in the movie “V for Vendetta,” which we greatly enjoyed, there was a motif of the “good guys” making eggs-in-baskets….so its kind of, for me, a symbol of having the Right Sort of Ideas – besides being good eatin. I must say though, Sofya, yours look particularly gourmet!

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