Egg in a Nest

This was my first time trying to make eggs in a nest. I had initially heard of this from Binging with Babbish when he made them several years ago, but I don’t follow him as much now that his personality has changed. It took me 3 attempts before I was able to make this dish. I didn’t make them as sunny side up either, because everything burnt when I tried that, and I really don’t like sunny side up eggs anyway. I always try the make my eggs over easy, though I do occasionally go for scrambled.

The biggest hints for this dish are to make sure the heat is low, like making a slow grilled cheese, and to make sure you have enough oil in the pan to make a seal with the bottom of the bread. This is to try and limit how much egg leaks out. My egg came out as over-medium, but it was still delicious and super easy/fun to eat. I also garnished with chives, but it’s not necessary.

  1. Heat a small frying pan over low heat. Spray the pan with a generous layer of non-stick spray/oil. With a toaster, toast enough bread for your desired number of servings. You only need one piece of toast per egg in a nest.
  2. Once toast is cooked, use a 2 inch round cookie cutter, or cup to make a hole in the center of the toast. Once done, transfer the bread with the hole into the pan, and crack an egg into the center. Let cook until the bottom is no longer opaque. Shake pan to release from bottom of pan, cover and let cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Once the first side is cooked, gently get the toast and egg up onto your spatula. Keeping you bread and egg parallel with the burner, tip your pan to be almost 90 degrees to the spatula, then flip your spatula’s contents into the pan and place the pan back on the heat. Cook for another 3 minutes. Flip the egg in a nest as you transfer it onto your serving plate, and serve with the hole of toast and salt.

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