I don’t know about you, but brunch is my favorite meal. It’s an opportunity to indulge in something sweet, something savory, and perhaps have a mimosa thrown in. When I was making breakfast for the boys the other weekend, I decided to try combining two breakfast favorites and came up with French Toast Eggs-in-a-Frame.
You’re probably familiar with eggs-in-a-frame.
You take a piece of bread and cut a hole in the middle (using a glass or cookie cutter).
Put the bread in a skillet with a little butter, and crack an egg in the hole.
Cook the bread and egg until the bread is toasted and the egg is solid enough to be able to flip over, then you cook it on the other side for a few more minutes.
(In my opinion, the perfect consistency of the egg in the sandwich is cooked to an over-easy consistency. I like to be able to sop up the yolk with the bread.)
You are probably also familiar with french toast.
Combine an egg, half to two-thirds cup of milk, and at least a tablespoon of vanilla to make a wash.
Douse both sides of a piece of bread in the wash, making sure to not let the bread soak up too much of the wash – you don’t want the bread to be soggy.
Cook the french toast in a skillet with a little butter.
Why not combine the two? For French Toast Eggs-in-a-Frame, make sure to cut a hole in your bread before you douse it in the egg wash.
Also, depending on your taste, you may prefer to cook the egg a bit more than you would when making simple eggs-in-a-frame. I find it a little less appealing to sop up the delicious yolk with the sweet french toast.
A tip: always invest in the good, real vanilla extract. Though it is more expensive than imitation vanilla extract, the flavor is unmatched.
What about you? Are you a brunch lover? What kind of breakfast food do you enjoy eating?