This time of year most small farmers have very little time for meal preparation in the kitchen. Here is a great recipe for a quick hot meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My kids love this recipe because of the name and the fact that is does resemble an egg in a nest! It comes together so quickly and uses the abundance of spring eggs and whatever garden goodies you care to garnish with. The vegetable eaters in our family put a pile of sauteed kale or chard on top of the toast or slice a ripe avocado right into the cooked egg in a nest. The meat eaters pair this with link sausages and a second fried egg for extra protein and energy! The crispy pan-grilled crust is great for sopping up a runny egg, if that’s your thing.
Egg in a Nest
Using a cookie cutter or small round jar cut a hole in the center of each piece of bread and set the bread rounds to the side. You will be grilling the bread the same way you would to make grilled cheese. Spread softened butter on both sides of the sliced bread and the bread rounds. Place the sliced bread into a preheated skillet set on medium heat and crack an egg directly into the hole in the center of the slice of bread. Cook for about 45 seconds to a minute and then flip the bread and egg and cook on the other side until the egg is done to your liking.
Keep warm and cook all the slices with egg inside the holes. Then cook the bread rounds. Slide the eggs in a nest onto a plate and garnish with the toasted bread round, sausages, avocado, greens, tomatoes or anything else!