There are some mornings when we wake up ready for a nice hearty breakfast. We can imagine the smell of bacon cooking, and coffee brewing, and jump out of bed with the anticipation of having a warm, comforting breakfast. But, what happens if we get to the refrigerator and discover we have only one egg left? Rather than skipping breakfast, a sure way to get your day off to a rocky start, there’s a better solution. Take that one egg, along with a slice of bread and some butter, and make yourself a One-Eyed Turkey. Yes, the name is funny, but the taste is delicious. It has also been known by other names, Toad in the Hole is one that comes to mind. But, in my family, it’s called the One-Eyed Turkey. It’s a recipe from my childhood, and despite only having 3 basic ingredients, it is a comforting and filling breakfast choice.
Ingredients: 1 Egg, 1 Slice of bread, Butter, and Salt and Pepper to taste, if desired
First, preheat a skillet with a bit of the butter to prevent sticking. Lightly butter both sides of your slice of bread. Next, punch out a perfectly round hole from the center of the bread – the best way to do this is to use an inverted shot glass or spice jar lid, pushing down and twisting in the center of the bread slice. Set both the punched-out hole and the bread slice in the hot skillet and crack your egg down into the middle of the hole. Cook that side until it’s done to your liking, then flip to cook the other side. You may need to add a little more butter to the skillet as you flip to keep the bread from burning or sticking. Don’t forget to turn the little, buttery hole you punched out. This will turn into a rich, buttery, crunchy little bite of toast when it’s done, so watch it carefully and remove when browned. When your bread is nice and brown, and your egg is cooked through to your liking, the One-Eyed Turkey is done! Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper if you like. Enjoy!