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    Pig Eyes

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    Bessa's Note:

    My mother used to make this for us kids when we were growing up. Now I make it when I need a switch up from the ordinary breakfast. I've heard people call these "egg-in-the-holes", but I prefer pig eyes! All you need is some bread, eggs, and some other odds and ends that you probably have in your kitchen. The best part is dipping the crispy center cut-out in the yolk (cook a little longer if you don't like runny yolk). Definately a family favorite!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    Pig Eyes

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat frying pan on medium-high, and coat pan with about half of the butter.
    2. 2
      Spread each slice of bread with butter on one side and place in pan, buttered side up.
    3. 3
      Cut a hole in the middle of each slice of bread using a small sized glass about 2 inches in diameter (wiggle and press down to cut hole). Remove cut-outs and place in pan. If they don't fit, then save to cook afterwards.
    4. 4
      Crack one egg into each slice of bread, and sprinkle with cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook about one minute, or until egg white is almost cooked through.
    5. 5
      Flip each slice over and cook until desired doneness. Served with fried egg-hole cut outs to dip into yolk.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 07, 2013

      55

      Loved the addition of the garlic powder and Parmesan, it really dressed up the usual "toad in a hole". Made for Spring 2013 Pick A Chef.

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    • on April 02, 2013

      45

      This brought back memories! Very tasty, but I think I would let the bread toast a bit before adding the eggs. By the time my eggs were done, the bread was not toasted enough. Made for Spring 2013 PAC game.

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    • on September 03, 2009

      55

      Easy and quite yummy! I liked the addition of Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Thank you for posting! Made for Cookbook Tag in the game room.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pig Eyes

    Serving Size: 1 (95 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 263.9
     
    Calories from Fat 166
    63%
    Total Fat 18.5 g
    28%
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    49%
    Cholesterol 220.9 mg
    73%
    Sodium 377.0 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.7 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 10.3 g
    20%

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