Ox Eye Fried Egg

Ox Eye Fried Egg

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 egg
  • butter
  • salt and pepper - to taste
Cut a small circular amount of bread out of the center of the slice - about the size of a quarter to a fifty cent piece.

Butter both sides of the bread.
Place bread in a non-stick frying pan at medium-high heat.

Crack egg into center hole.

Cook egg as usual - over easy, sunny, hard, etc.

Note From Recipe Submitter:
One side of my family calls this Ox Eye eggs, the other half call it Popeye eggs. I'm not sure where either name came from, maybe from Ox Eye Daisies. What I do know is that this is delicious and fun to make. I've already handed it down to my daughter. She's only 11 and she loves to be able to make breakfast for the whole family.

A slice of bread with a hole in the middle becomes the perfect egg ring to cook your egg anyway you see fit. Kids love this one.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Talos for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Ox Eye Fried Egg?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.

From Richard
Rating (out of 5):  

This has been around in Scotland since before I was kid in the 60's although we soak the bread slice in milk first.

Comment submitted: 2/23/2012 (#13564)

From S. Shady

I've always known this as 'egg in nest'. Tastes delicious, whatever name you give it!

Comment submitted: 10/8/2010 (#11351)

From mikeb56
Rating (out of 5):  

My father-in-law taught me how to make gas house eggs. He brought the recipe back from Chicago in the late 30's, early 40's. I've been making gas house eggs for my family for years. Always a hit.

Comment submitted: 4/28/2010 (#10400)

From hans

Where is definition for fried egg?

Comment submitted: 6/21/2009 (#8321)

From annie
Rating (out of 5):  

I wish I knew the origin as well. My grandfather; who would now be 112 were he alive, taught my mom how to make them when she was little. I now cook them for my family. We call it, "egg in a basket". I wonder if it originated during the Great Depression, or if it goes even further back.

Comment submitted: 3/6/2009 (#7707)

From Eggstatic
Rating (out of 5):  

My dad worked at the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada around 1960. He brought the recipe home and we called it Gas House Eggs. Always a hit at our house!

Comment submitted: 5/28/2008 (#5395)

From Dr DL
Rating (out of 5):  

We've always called them "one-eyed-willies," I've asked my mother and aunts to find where the origin of this came to our home and nobody seems to have a good explanation.

Comment submitted: 3/12/2008 (#4814)

From Brimer
Rating (out of 5):  

Yes... our families favorite way of eating them as well... we call them... Egg in a Basket... the youngest always called it Chicken in a Basket... lol

Comment submitted: 11/19/2007 (#4027)

From Mark&Rena
Rating (out of 5):  

I got such a kick out of this recipe... I've never heard it called "OxEye" - but it's my nephews favorite breakfast... they call them "Target Eggs". I also like this with chopped green chile and black pepper on top with a little tabasco sauce for kick. =)

Comment submitted: 8/31/2006 (#244)

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