One of the first recipes I was given was from a children’s cooking section in the Sunday Funnies when I was 6 years old. It was for Eggs in a Basket. You know when you take two slices of bread and cut out little holes for eggs to get nestled and fried in? So good and yet so simple.
Well we all love a quick breakfast. Especially those savory ones with extra protein. In my week of using up breads, I decided a perfect use for some eggs would be those quick and easy birds’ nests.
For 2 servings you will need:
1 French bread hoagie
2 small slices Canadian bacon (ham)
2 Tb cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tsp green onions
I started by slicing one small hoagie roll into 4 equal slices.
Then I cut a hole into 2 of the slices using a small biscuit cutter.
After that I heated a medium skillet over medium heat and sprayed it with cooking spray.
I arranged the bread slices, a couple pieces of Canadian bacon (ham) and cracked one egg into each of the bread holes.
Then I flipped all the bread slices, being careful not to “loose” the egg. I also turned over the ham and put the cut out circles of bread to toast as well.
Cook the egg nest until egg is desired firmness. I prefer mine over medium, with just the slightest but runny yolk.
To plate this I put the larger piece of toast on bottom and covered that with a ham slice. The next layer was the egg nest topped with 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese and finally topped with the small bread circle and a teaspoon of chives.
Wonderfully delicious! The chives added just the right amount of onion bite to the gooey cheese and runny egg.
Aren’t these the cutest Egg Pocket Stacks?!
For the life of me I cannot figure out why my recipe on Edamam below shows an extreme amount of calories, fat and protein for 2 little slices if bread, an egg, a scant tablespoon of cheese and a 30 calorie slice of ham. So let’s just chalk it up to a computer glitch and use the recipe for printing purposes only here m’kay.
If I had to guess I’d say this was only 300 calories, 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat and 16 carbs. Maybe 6 or 7 PP in WW. From years of counting calories and points. 😉
What is your favorite way to make ham and eggs?
Ham and Chive Cheesy Egg Pocket Stacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Number of servings: 2
Per Serving 928 calories
Fat 40 g
Carbs 36 g
Protein 101 g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus®:
*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.
*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
- 1 small French bread hoagie
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices ham
- 2 Tb cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tsp green onions
- 2 sprays cooking spray
- Slice the bread width wise into 4 equal slices.
- Cut a hole into 2 of the slices using a small round biscuit cutter.
- Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and spray it with cooking spray.
- Arrange the bread slices and Canadian bacon (ham) on the skillet.
- Crack one egg into each of the bread holes. Cook 1-2 minutes.
- Flip all the bread slices, being careful not to “loose” the egg. Turn over the ham and put the cut out circles of bread to toast as well.
- Cook the egg nest until egg is desired firmness, 1-3 minutes more. This dish is pleasant with a slightly runny yolk, over medium.
- Plate this by putting the larger piece of toast on bottom and top that with a ham slice.
- Next place the egg nest topped with 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese followed by the small bread circle and a teaspoon of chives.
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