Saturday, February 26, 2011

Breakfast for Baby - Cowboy Egg

 Baby stayed with us for a few days while Alice and her husband, who had been deployed to Iraq for a year, spent some romantic time together.  I think a good time was had by all.  I know I always love the time I get to spend with Baby.

We watched her favorite movie, Shrek, many, many times. The tunes are still playing in my head. We read a lot of books. She helped me wash dishes and do laundry.

For breakfast, I made her a Cowboy Egg. This dish is called many things. When I was a girl, Aunt Faye used to make them and called them Cowboy Eggs. I was so impressed, and in our family, that is what we still call them

Start by cutting a circle from the center of a slice of bread. Pictured is my Grandmother's biscuit cutter. I used it to put extra love into Baby's breakfast.

In a skillet, heat a tablespoon or so of butter over medium-low heat. Place the slice of bread in the skillet and crack the egg into the hole.  Cover pan and cook until the white is set and the bread is toasted on the bottom.  Flip over and cook to desired doneness. Also toast the circle of bread which was cut out.

For older children and adults who like dippy eggs, leave the yolk runny then use the toasted circle for dipping. I cooked the egg more because babies shouldn't eat undercooked eggs.  And as for the toasted circle, I smeared it with peanut butter which Baby enjoyed for "dessert" after she finished her egg. 

Can be simply cut into pieces easily handled by little toddler hands. 


  1. Days like these are the best, nice egg too. We use to call it toad in the hole. I never had this until I visited a friends house and got to have a sleep over. I thought it great fun to have something like this for breakfast.

  2. I love eggs like this! Such a treat I bet she loved them!

  3. Adorable. I bet even my teenagers would enjoy this. Sounds like you had a blast with baby! :o)

  4. What a wonderful treat for baby & how wonderful for her parents to get some time to themselves while you enjoy baby's company.
    I make this 'eggy bread' (my kids' name for this as well as french toast) very frequently for my kids & use different large cookie cutter shapes to cut shapes into the bread. It's one of their favorite breakfasts as well.