So ever since we got the chicks, we have eggs coming out of our eyeballs. I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked, because I KNEW how many eggs they were going to lay, but somehow I don’t think I really thought about what 28 eggs a week looked like.
It looks like a lot…
So a few months ago, the Kidlet decided that he hated eggs. Like, ew gross, won’t touch them with a ten foot pole. I was shocked. And kind of appalled since before he was eating two for breakfast and then all of a sudden? None. And now we had an over abundance. Dozens and Dozens… We couldn’t give them away fast enough. I mean, I can only eat so many or bake so many cakes without weighing at least 300 pounds.
But how to get the Kidlet to start eating them again? We tried them scrambled, with cheese, green, fried and on bread… but nothing worked.
One day, a strange memory came back to me from my childhood. A memory of my mom and I, cracking an egg together over the stove… And I grabbed a piece of toast, an egg, and prepared something that even the most discerning of toddlers love.
Egg in a Basket.
Have you had them before? If not, they are freaking DELISH. And amazingly simple to make. All you need are the following ingredients…
Piece of bread
Egg or two
I usually take the piece of bread and cut out a hole using the glass. Sometimes if I’m feeling really creative or cute, I use a cookie cutter shape to make the hole in the toast… The Kidlet LOVES it.
Melt up the butter in the frying pan until nice and foamy. Drop the piece of bread in and then crack the egg into the hole you created with the glass/cookie cutter. For the Kidlet, I break up the yolk, but I LOVE it when the yolk is still intact and over easy. MMMMM. Crack a little pepper and salt onto the egg and cook until it’s set on one side. While you’re cooking, take the top of your basket (the circle or shape you cut out) and throw it in the pan as well… this will give you a yummy buttery toast hat for your egg.
Once the white has set on one side, flip it and cook until it’s set on the other side… to taste really. Depends on how runny you like your eggs. Flip it onto the plate, place the top on, and VOILA! Egg in a basket. My toddler doesn’t even notice that he’s eating eggs, because he’s so excited that it’s all one with his toast.