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Minnesota Cooking: Fried Eggs With Horse-Shaped Toast

Char lives in Minnesota, where she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and making yummy treats for her family.

Make your fried eggs and toast more fun by using a cookie cutter to cut the hole in the toast. I used a horse-shaped cutter.

Make your fried eggs and toast more fun by using a cookie cutter to cut the hole in the toast. I used a horse-shaped cutter.

Using Cookie Cutters Makes Toast More Fun

My three-year-old granddaughter and I were contemplating what would be really yummy for breakfast, and she thought that a fried egg would be good. I thought it would be good to have a fried egg with toast, just in case the yolk was runny, at which point the bread would soak it up and the flavor would be extraordinary.

I had heard of toad in the hole, which amounts to a round hole in a piece of bread, butter in the pan, some heat, seasoned salt, and a raw egg. You crack the egg into the hole in the bread, and when the egg is partially done, you flip the toast and egg over and finish frying the over-easy egg.

Why Stick to a Round Hole?

Last week, we had spent time cutting play-dough with cookie cutters, and I thought, Why not make that round hole a little bit more interesting?

So, we chose between shapes like diamonds, circles, chickens, stars, and (drum roll) the rocking horse cutter. The horse won by a length. I added shredded Cheddar cheese to the second side and placed the cut-out horse on top of the cheese.

Instructions

  1. Use the cookie cutter to cut a hole in each piece of toast. Save the cut-outs for later.
  2. Butter needs to go in a large frying pan on medium heat. When the butter has melted, it's time to place the bread on the butter. Place the cut-out piece on the butter, too.
  3. Break one egg into each horse shape. Sprinkle some seasoned salt on each egg.
  4. Wait for the egg to cook. It will turn white.
  5. Use the spatula and lift up the corner of the bread to see if there is browning. If the butter on the toast shows browning, it is time to flip the entire piece over and cook the other side. Don't forget to flip the cut-out, too.
  6. I sprinkled a little sharp Cheddar cheese on the top and let it melt.
  7. I placed the little horse on top of the cheese and served the toast.

Photo Tutorial

The boring bread shape.

The boring bread shape.

Boring bread? Nayyyyy!

Boring bread? Nayyyyy!

Use the cookie cutter to press holes in the bread.

Use the cookie cutter to press holes in the bread.

The completed hole. Save the horse cut-out for later.

The completed hole. Save the horse cut-out for later.

Butter needs to go in a large frying pan on medium heat. When the butter has melted, it's time to place the bread on the butter.

Butter needs to go in a large frying pan on medium heat. When the butter has melted, it's time to place the bread on the butter.

Break one egg into each horse shape.

Break one egg into each horse shape.

Sprinkle some seasoned salt on each egg.

Sprinkle some seasoned salt on each egg.

Fry the cut-out pieces, too! I almost forgot about the pieces I cut out, but then I placed them on the butter next to the toast.

Fry the cut-out pieces, too! I almost forgot about the pieces I cut out, but then I placed them on the butter next to the toast.

The egg white cooks in the rocking horse shape.

The egg white cooks in the rocking horse shape.

Egg White Cooks Solid

Isn't this cool? The egg fills in the hole that the cookie cutter made, and there it is: our little rocking horse shape. Now that the egg has cooked on the bottom, the horse has turned white and looks like a solid horse.

Use the spatula and lift up the corner of the bread to see if there is browning.

Use the spatula and lift up the corner of the bread to see if there is browning.

If the butter on the toast shows browning, it's time to flip the entire piece over and cook the other side.

If the butter on the toast shows browning, it's time to flip the entire piece over and cook the other side.

Don't forget to fry the little horse cut-out that you made. Might as well cook it as long as you're cooking!

Don't forget to fry the little horse cut-out that you made. Might as well cook it as long as you're cooking!

I sprinkled a little sharp Cheddar cheese on the top and let it melt.

I sprinkled a little sharp Cheddar cheese on the top and let it melt.

I placed the little horse on top of the cheese.

I placed the little horse on top of the cheese.

Eat and enjoy!

Eat and enjoy!

Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on April 23, 2017:

This weekend, I made some, and waited to drop the egg on it until the bread was browned and flipped. Wow. Big mistake. Have to add the egg right away. That makes sure that the egg white is cooked through. Smile. Love my yolks runny, whites on the other hand, ewwww.

Virginia Kearney from United States on April 22, 2017:

My teenagers love this way of making toast and egg but we usually just use a round cookie cutter. They actually like the circle of bread too! The idea of using a cookie cutter is cute.

BODYLEVIVE from Alabama, USA on January 28, 2017:

Very good! Interesting, I've never tried anything like this before.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 27, 2017:

Interesting recipe and your presentation is really very helpful!

I have tried this earlier but with a different shape in the middle. I cut the bread round and heart shape in the centre with my cookie cutter.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!