Birdies in a Nest

Birdies in a Nest

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
Cut a hole in middle of the bread.

Melt butter or margarine in frying pan over medium-high heat.

Put the bread in the frying pan.

Drop the egg in the hole you made in the bread.

Cook by flipping until the egg is cooked to your liking.


These are also sometimes known as One-Eyed Sailors. Drop the egg into the bread very gently. You may want to crack the egg into a bowl and slide the egg from the bowl to the bread.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank johnspup for this recipe.

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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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From Terry N.
Rating (out of 5):  

This is my 9 year old son's favorite weekend breakfast. He calls it Super Toast. I like it too. We sprinkle shredded cheese on at the end.

Comment submitted: 5/9/2013 (#15846)



From Sophy
Rating (out of 5):  

I usually make this and then put beans over it. It's delicious :D

Comment submitted: 12/28/2012 (#15007)



From Y.E.S.
Rating (out of 5):  

We always called it Eggs in a Frame. lol

Comment submitted: 10/1/2012 (#14479)



From MamaZ
Rating (out of 5):  

I love this stuff! It is really good. My 3 daughters love it so much I have to make to batches!

Comment submitted: 4/6/2011 (#12402)



From Sammy
Rating (out of 5):  

I have not had this in 40 years or so. Just like moma use to make!

Comment submitted: 11/15/2010 (#11569)



From Wendy
Rating (out of 5):  

This is my husband's specialty weekend breakfast, which he calls Egyptian Eyes. He uses a drinking glass like a cookie cutter to make the hole, and then toasts the round bread disks in the pan with butter along side the egg-toast. Yum!

Comment submitted: 9/23/2010 (#11277)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom callie789 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This is a great breakfast for anyone. It's delicious and a great way to start your day! Thanks for the recipe!

Comment submitted: 6/13/2010 (#10681)



From debbie3
Rating (out of 5):  

My kids love this breakfast.

Comment submitted: 4/9/2010 (#10268)



From Jana

Mama always called this a Peek A Boo egg and we loved it!

Comment submitted: 3/29/2010 (#10197)



From 6ofusnrye
Rating (out of 5):  

I used to love when my dad would make these for us.

Comment submitted: 11/10/2009 (#9015)



From grammasue
Rating (out of 5):  

When I was growing up, my grandmother made this for me. She called it a "Toad in the Hole". It is now a favorite for my grandchildren. grammasue

Comment submitted: 4/4/2009 (#7890)



From Patricia

This is a family favourite and we called it Egg In A Hole. Try adding a spot of Worchestershire or HP Sauce. It's delicious!

Comment submitted: 12/30/2008 (#7228)



From PirateGirl
Rating (out of 5):  

We always called it "Egg-in-a-hole"!!

Comment submitted: 12/19/2008 (#7156)



From LittleDee
Rating (out of 5):  

This is the first recipe my Mom taught to cook when i was a child. I'd forgotten about. Thanks for bringing it back to mind.

Comment submitted: 12/15/2008 (#7128)



From Gooberface
Rating (out of 5):  

I tried it but tossed a piece of processed cheese on top! It's like grilled cheese with egg, tres bien (:

Comment submitted: 10/7/2008 (#6542)



From Sandy
Rating (out of 5):  

I found this recipe in a book (Diarie of a Mad Housewife) about 40 years ago. It will never get old.

Comment submitted: 9/1/2008 (#6368)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom mhelenmh (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I'm 68 years old and have been eating eggs this way since I was a little girl. My favorite way to eat them, but we always called it "Eggs in a Hole" I like your name better.

Comment submitted: 5/24/2008 (#5355)



From EggMan
Rating (out of 5):  

I call this "Monster's Eye", i guess there's a whole bunch of different names. The point is, it's a new spin on eggs and toast, and highly recommended. Delicious!

Comment submitted: 5/21/2008 (#5327)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom elviscostellofa (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I'm nearly 40 and I make this for myself. You can have fun with breakfast at any age. Cheers.

Comment submitted: 3/11/2008 (#4806)



From Ortega
Rating (out of 5):  

Great. I had them in Jamaica. My husband loved how they tasted. My daughter will be surprised when I make it for her.

Comment submitted: 1/5/2008 (#4317)



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