August 31, 2012

Weekend Breakfast: {Recipe} Egg in a hole | Egg in the basket | Gashouse Eggs | One-eyed Jack with Roasted Vegetables + giveaway winners announced

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.” 

Mr.Pooh is so very right. I think everybody should regularly ask that question to ourselves instead of just skipping the breakfast. It sets the mood for rest of the day to follow and eating a proper one is the secret of a healthy living. For me, breakfast is eggs as they are readily available & easy to prepare. Even a simple boiled egg + salt + pepper with a glass of milk is filling and a good source of essential nutrients..

More sumptuous breakfast-egg recipesSoft Scrambled EggsBombay French Toast, spicy ish-tyleRoti on an EggVegetable Frittata MuffinsEasy Garden Veggie Frittata

Breakfast is ready, in minutes.

Today's recipe is a twist to a very classic - "Egg in a hole". I am sure these are a childhood favorite for many out there. May be you call it a different name: Eggs in a pocket, One-eyed jack, Baby in the hole, Bird in a nest, Egyptian eggs, just to list a few. The classic breakfast version has an egg fried within a crispy ring of bread. To make it more sumptuous and filling, I roasted a bunch of beautiful vegetables with olive, salt and pepper and placed them around the ring & then crack an egg. Also how well the eggs must be cooked is a personal choice. Some like over easy, sunnyside up or completely cooked through. No matter how you make it, this will remain a favorite breakfast option passed on for many generations to come. :-)

Try to cut these veggies equal sized so that they are evenly roasted.

{Recipe} Egg in a hole with Roasted Vegetables


Serves 1

1 slice of bread (of any kind)
2-3 tbsp of butter or olive oil
1 egg
few tbsp of roasted veggies (recipe below)


1. Wash and pat dry any kind of firm vegetables. I had one of each - zucchini, red & yellow bell peppers, onions, tomatoes (no juice), green chilli and coriander on hand. Cut them into long, equal sized strips. Preheat oven to 190 C or 375 F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, place veggies and drizzle generously with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Arrange them on evenly on a baking sheet and roast them for 30-40 minutes, until crisp and tender. Cool and store in an air tight container if not using immediately. Refrigerate for a longer shelf life.

3. Using a small, sharp jar top, cut a hole out of the center of the slice of bread. Heat a bit of butter in a skillet and pan roast the bread with its cutout on one side. Turn it over and place a layer of roasted vegetable around the hole. Melt a small nugget of butter inside the hole and crack an egg in the middle. Cook over low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes or more depending on how well you want the egg to be cooked.

If you want to cook it through, carefully flip it over and cook for 2 minutes. To use up the left over veggies, the next day for dinner I topped this with one more piece of bread and made it into a sandwich. Two of these with a glass of fruit juice we were stuffed. Yum!

 Giveaway Winners

Randomly chosen, this time by Mr.Husband: Here are the winners.

The lucky winner for a a pair of "Mended" Stoneware Mugs, hand crafted by Rekha Goyal along with a Rs 1,000 Flipkart gift voucher is - Preethi of The Meal AlgorithmHere is her version of Chilli Cornbread

Am making this, or a variant of this now for snacks... :) Will link back :)
Congratulations on this milestone! :)

..and for $50 Amazon gift card, the lucky winner is - Nags of Edible Garden. Looks like lady luck wanted her to have this giveaway. Nags, you should really thank TH to pick your number. ;-)

Congrats Siri! It's been wonderful going on this food blogging journey with you, meeting you in MV, having that long chat in Sakshi's car as we dropped you.. and many more :) Your pics are amazing these days, you seem happy to be back home in India and that fund drive you did really made me move my behind and do something to give back. 

Kudos and here's to many more years!
PS: I am totally angliing for the giveaways. I like you already, follow you already, subscribed already on Reader, and I just tweeted too. I am in it to win it ;) HUGS!

Hearty Congratulations to the winners and Thanks all for participating in my 5th year blog-anniversary giveaways. Have a great weekend ahead.

until next time,

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  1. Congrats to the winners. The egg in the hole looks stunning :)

  2. I guess this proves if you really really want something, you just end up getting it. I've been eyeing a cookbook for a while and finally going to get it. Thank you Siri, and congrats again! :)

  3. I was hoping I'd win it, but didnt really think I would, given the number of ppl that follow you blog, twitter feed and all.. :)
    Thanks again, and yes, Congratulations again on finishing 5 fabulous years!

  4. I made egg in hole so often last month but never got round to taking pictures. Now you have given me some ideas to make it attractive too. So sometime soon. I made another fun recipe with egg today. If you have the time do check it out.Congratulations on the completion of five years of blogging.


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