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Egg In A Hole

18 Apr Egg In A Hole Breakfast

One of the newsletters I subscribe to is Allrecipes.com It’s an online community full of recipes from all over the world. It’s user-generated including ratings and photos. It’s a great resource for any cook. Anyway, one day I was going through my inbox and when I opened their weekly newsletter there was a piece of toast with an egg stuck in the middle staring back at me. It made me smile and want to make one. So one Saturday morning I woke up and fished out a round cookie cutter and made my own Egg In A Hole. Or as my roommate called it when she saw my finished breakfast, a One Eyed Jack. This is an easy way to make your breakfast a little more fun. A lot of people online say that their mom made this for them when they were kids. How about you? What did your parents call it?

Egg In A Hole Ingredients L-R: Butter, Salt & Pepper, Turkey Bacon, Egg, Bread, Mozzarella

Egg In A Hole Ingredients L-R: Butter, Salt & Pepper, Turkey Bacon, Egg, Bread, Mozzarella

EGG IN A HOLE (serves 1)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Slices of Bread
  • Butter
  • Cooking Spray
  • Shredded Cheese of your choice (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper

Spread each side of bread with a little bit of butter. Using a cookie cutter (or a knife) cut a hole in the middle of each slice of bread. It should be about 2 inches across. Feel free to use whatever shape you want it to look like. *Side Note: I chose to just make one egg instead of two.*

Sliced bread, egg in a hole breakfast

Cutting the hole in my bread. My cookie cutter was too small so I hand cut a larger hole

Spray your small omelette pan with cooking spray and turn the heat to medium. Place your bread in the pan and once it’s hot, crack your eggs and pour one into each hole. Heat another pan to cook some bacon. The bacon will cook at the same time as your eggs.

Egg in a hole breakfast, mozzarella cheese

Sprinkled mozzarella cheese. Then flipped it over.

If you want to get “fancy”, once the egg white starts to cook sprinkle with the cheese of your choice. Let the cheese start to melt and then flip the bread over to finish cooking the egg.  Let cook for another minute then remove to a plate. Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee (I prefer Peet’s) or a glass of fresh OJ.

Egg In A Hole Breakfast

Breakfast is served!

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Broiled Tilapia with Honey Greek Yogurt Sauce

6 Mar Broiled Tilapia with Greek Honey Dressing and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

My quest to cook through the cookbook “Weeknights With Giada” continues with a fish recipe! Last time I made tilapia it was pan-fried and very delicious. It was one of the first recipes I shared on this blog and is one of my posts that gets a lot of traffic. Tilapia is a cheap fish and kind of like tofu in that it takes on whatever flavors you add to it, in this case, the honey greek yogurt dressing. For a side dish I found a brussel sprouts with bacon recipe from my Three & Four Ingredient Cookbook. Can’t go wrong with bacon! This was an easy dinner and pretty quick to whip up. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Broiled Tilapia with Greek Honey Dressing Ingredients L-R: Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar, Greek Yogurt, Tilapia Fillet, Salt and Pepper, Chives, Dijon Mustard, Olive Oil

Broiled Tilapia with Greek Honey Dressing Ingredients L-R: Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar, Greek Yogurt, Tilapia Fillet, Salt and Pepper, Chives, Dijon Mustard, Olive Oil

BROILED TILAPIA with HONEY GREEK YOGURT SAUCE (serves 2)

  • Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
  • 2 Tilapia Fillets (about 5 oz)
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Full Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp Agave Nectar or Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (half a medium lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives

Preheat your broiler on Low. Pull out a small baking sheet or glass baking dish that will fit both fillets and spray with your cooking oil spray. Take your fillets and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Lay them on the prepared baking dish/sheet and broil for about 8 minutes. The flesh should flake easily when prodded with a fork. Set aside to cool.

Tilapia Fillet

Tilapia fillet seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper and ready for the oven.

Broiled Tilapia

Broiled tilapia fresh from the oven

While your fish is baking make your dressing. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, honey and mustard until smooth. Chop up your chives and add into the mixture along with the lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Greek Yogurt, Agave Nectar and Dijon Mustard

Greek Yogurt, Agave Nectar and Dijon Mustard

Fresh chives chopped for the dressing.

Fresh chives chopped for the dressing.

Greek Yogurt and Honey Dressing with Chives

Greek Yogurt and Honey Dressing with Chives

While your fish is cooking you want to make your brussel sprouts.

Stir Fried Brussel Sprouts With Bacon Ingredients L-R: Turkey Bacon, Salt and Pepper, Brussel Sprouts, Poppy Seeds

Stir Fried Brussel Sprouts With Bacon Ingredients L-R: Turkey Bacon, Salt and Pepper, Brussel Sprouts, Poppy Seeds

STIR FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS with BACON (about 2 servings)

  • 8 oz Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 Bacon Strip
  • 1 Tsp Caraway or Sesame Seed
  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower or other light oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Slice up your brussel sprouts into fine pieces and set aside. Chop up your bacon slice into small pieces. Heat your oil in a medium fry pan over medium high heat.

Chopped brussel sprouts

Chopped brussel sprouts

Chopped turkey bacon

Chopped turkey bacon

Add your bacon and cook for a minute or two. *Side note: I used turkey bacon from Jennie-O since that’s what I had in my fridge, and it was great!* Add in the shredded brussel sprouts and cook for another 2 minutes or so. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle caraway or sesame seeds. Cook for another 30 seconds to a minute, until brussel sprouts are soft. Remove from heat and split between your plates.

turkey bacon

Frying up the bacon.

After adding in the brussel sprouts, season with salt and pepper, then add in the poppy seeds.

After adding in the brussel sprouts, season with salt and pepper, then add in the poppy seeds.

Once the fish is ready, transfer to your plates and drizzle with the yogurt sauce, about a tablespoon for each fillet. Enjoy with a nice glass of white wine or some sparkling water, something fresh tasting.

Broiled Tilapia with Greek Honey Dressing and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Broiled Tilapia with Greek Honey Dressing and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

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