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Bird's Nest Egg
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
Whether baked, fried or boiled, the dependable egg comes through in every situation. No matter what Mom is in the mood for, you’ll find a match for her desires and your skill level. Use a bakery-style loaf of bread, which you can cut into the thickness needed.
This was “Grandpa’s specialty,” which my kids have adopted as their own. I find the top of a shot glass or small juice glass cuts a perfect center hole in the bread. If serving to young children, or if you like your eggs very runny, choose pasteurized eggs. -- Jeanne Besser
Hands on time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Serves: 1
1 (inch-thick) slice white or whole-wheat bread
1 teaspoon butter, softened
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-high heat, place bread. Carefully break the egg into the hole, being careful not to break the yolk. Cook until the egg solidifies on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully flip with a large spatula and cook until the underside is golden and egg is cooked to desired doneness, 1 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.