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And it's another easy Halloween idea for you. This is a great way to send them off to school on Halloween morning.
You've heard of One-Eyed Joe's, yes? No? You might call them something different where you live. Apparently it's also called Eggs in a Basket or Hobo Eggs? That seems unPC... anyhoo... whatever you call them, they're delicious. Basically, you butter some bread, cut out a circle from the middle, slap it in a hot pan and crack an egg into the middle. The bread gets all buttery and toasty and the egg fries into the toast and it's just delicious.
Confession: we make these for dinner, not breakfast. Because if you think I'm coherent enough at 6:00 in the morning to do anything but drag my bum outta bed and pour some cereal in a bowl, you don't know me at all. I can maybe pull off instant oatmeal. But one eyed joes? That's a breakfast for dinner thing at our house.
A few years ago, we started calling these babies by our own title: Cyclops Toast. It sounded cooler. So last year, I got this brilliant idea to make them for Halloween but complete the faces of the monsters.
Want to make some?? You need bread, eggs, butter, and various accent items to create an egg-sandwich face. Ideas: black olives for eyes, cheese hair, tomato smiles, and sausage noses. Also, a biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter helps a lot. Wax paper also helps.
Simply heat the pan, spread the wax paper, butter both sides of bread (this is where the wax paper comes in handy. Butter all over the counter? Ick.), cut the circle from the middle of the bread, lay it in the pan and immediately crack an egg in the hole, being careful not to break the yolk. Wait for a minute or two, then flip, again very careful to avoid breaking the yolk - easier said than done!
Though, I like to sprinkle both sides with a bit of garlic salt - you know, if you want to get fancy.
After you've made the main part of the cyclops, you can create your faces any way you'd like! Had I prepared a bit more ahead of time I'm sure I could have come up with more face ideas... bacon eyebrow, shredded cheese whiskers, ketchup veins in the eyeball, broccoli hair, pickle noses. You get the idea! Really the possibilities are endless.
The kids loved them! And they're so easy to make and fun to create together, we'll definitely be reviving this idea on Friday night!
P.S. I always fry up the little circles from the middle too, because, well, why WOULDN'T you? These little circles are the kids' favorite part (don't know why) and they call them "cookie toast."
Now you've got a breakfast AND lunch idea!