Egg in a Nest (and scrapple!) Recipe

Egg in a Nest (and scrapple!)


  • White bread
  • 1 egg
  • butter

How to make Egg in a Nest (and scrapple!)

Nostalgia hit me for my birthday, and I wanted to make something from my childhood.  My mom used to make these for me before school, and I'd use the cut-out piece of toast for the dipping. I used to like runny yolks, but in my old age, I've changed my tastes. So I make mine over hard...but the real way is to keep the center nice and runny.

Take a piece of white bread and butter both sides. Cut out the center using a glass or a cookie cutter. Melt some butter in a skillet, and brown one side of the holed toast. FLIP.

Crack the egg into the hole, careful not to break the yolk. add a bit of butter to the top of the yolk, again...being careful not to break. Cover with a small lid, just covering the toast/egg. Alongside, you can toast the extra hole that you cut out of the bread. 

You shouldn't have to flip it again if you love the egg yolk runny. But I flipped mine in this pic because I like em hard! Use the inner piece of toast for dipping!

I served with scrapple. If you don't know what scrapple is, you're better off basking in your ignorance of how its made. Just eat its deliciousness.
Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with butter?”

  • dracoholic
    dracoholic says

    This is also known as a One Eyed Jack or Egg in a Frame

  • Haileysmommy85
    Haileysmommy85 says

    OOOH! This is still a favorite of mine and now I make it for my daughter. We call it eggs in a basket or hole in the wall.

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