Instead of serving your egg on toast, try serving it in toast. This breakfast classic is also known as Egg in a Saddle, Egyptian Egg, Egg in a Nest and One Eye.
This is a great way to teach your child how to use a biscuit cutter and crack an egg. For older children (over 8 years of age) it’s a great way to learn how to cook foods in a frying pan.
Ensure you ask permission and assistance from your parent of guardian before beginning this recipe.
1 slice of bread
1 tbsp. butter
1. Crack the egg by striking it firmly against a bowl or saucer, then carefully break open the shell. Pick out any shell fragments and set aside.
2. Using a biscuit cutter (such as a circle, heart, star, flower), cut a shape out of the center of a piece of bread.
3. Melt the butter in a frying pan.
4. Fry the bread lightly on one side (you can also fry the cutout shape). Flip the bread over. Reduce the heat to low.
5. Ask your child to carefully pour the egg into the cutout hole in the middle of the bread.
6. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the egg has set in the bread "nest." For an over-easy egg, you can flip the egg and bread and cook it on the other side.
7. Don’t forget to turn off the heat on the hot plate.