I see a lot of innovative cooking these days. Delicious, gourmet meals displayed through a fuzz filter in hopes that the trashy erotic magnet souvenir on the icebox in the background will go unnoticed. Everybody is cooking. Hell, I’m cooking. Cooking up a storm. But it worries me that in this day of immediately gratifying Google searches, creativity will go the way of the cookbooks I so excitingly accept, but rarely venture through.
Easter ending left me with a surplus of eggs. Being the waste not, want not individual that I am I started thinking of ways to use them before expiration. I am proud to share with the eight or nine people who read this blog my new idea for eggs in a frame.
It starts off with a thicker slice of toast. I used a white bread that I’d made earlier in the week.
From there, I put not one, but three eggs inside. I let them sit for a moment and then break up the yolks to distribute the heat.
The toast’s thickness makes the flip a real trick. This one came out clean. Others have not been so lucky. The best advice I can give would be to make sure the toast is cut flat on both sides, and thoroughly pressed down on the pan so nothing seeps out. Furthermore, let the eggs cook for a good while before flipping.
Once the other side is cooked to the eater’s liking, add stuff. Cheese is a good option. As is avocado and tomato.
While I’m still on the topic of Easter Eggs, I have to mention another clever idea I’ve put into action.
Before Adrienne departed to Australia for 4 months, I bought her a stash of Cadbury Creme Eggs for our one-year anniversary. Being a responsible adult, she ate two eggs over the next couple days and then caught her flight, leaving 6 eggs with me under the impression that they would be safely awaiting her return. I held strong for several days before giving into temptation and eating all of them.
Luckily, it was still Easter season at retailers so replacing them wasn’t a big deal.
Until the next week when I had eaten all of the replaced ones. So I was through ~12 eggs and beginning to worry about how I was going to preserve ten for three more months after Easter passes and I cannot replace them.
So for round three I bought 14 eggs and froze them.
That didn’t work. Cadbury Eggs are still edible when frozen.
Then it dawned on me.