From a kids' cookbook and the house specialty of our 9 yr old daughter, this is an oven-baked variation on eggs cooked in the middle of toast. We like it because it's easy enough that the girls can do it on their own (no spattering grease in a frying pan) and because we can do up to a dozen at a time for sleep-overs and such (6 slices fit on an average cookie sheet). The girls have fun picking out which cookie cutters to use for their toast, especially when they can match them to a holiday/season (trees, stars, & angels in the winter, bunnies and flowers in the spring, etc). Bake the cutouts alongside for fun little munchie toast shapes. Don't use very large eggs, though, or they will overrun the toast!
- Grease a cookie sheet with margarine or veg spray (we use sheets with raised edges, just in case the egg runs under the toast).
- Butter the top of the slice of bread and place butter-side up on the cookie sheet.
- Choose a large cookie cutter in desired shape and press down hard in the center of the bread.
- Remove shape from center of bread, place alongside on cookie sheet, butter-side up.
- Crack egg into a small bowl or saucer and gently slide into the hole in the center of the bread.
- Bake approx 7 minutes on the top rack of 400F oven (or longer to desired doneness).
- Carefully remove to plate with spatula and serve with cutout shapes alongside.
Toast ended up hard and dry and egg still too raw.
Guess I am just a kid at heart! This is much easier and less messy than the stovetop method. I will try them again with some cheese sprinkled on top, as a previous reviewer suggested. Baking time was right on. Made for TOP FAVORITES of 2009 COOKBOOKS TAG GAME.