Friday, September 4, 2009

eggs in a basket + butternut and apple saute

i have some instructions for you. first, if you live in Manhattan,go to dean and deluca on broadway. not to buy anything of course, but for the best free samples ever. we each got a square of foccacia, a chocolate caramel truffle, one fourth of a macaroon, and a cracker with white truffle butter. oh yeah, it's classy.
second, make eggs in toast. you've probably had these or made them before, but we never had. i predict they will become a staple of my diet, at least this year. there is something so therapeutic about making a dish for the first time and having it turn out exactly as you always imagined it. so simple, so pretty, and it really hit the spot.

we also made a side dish of sauteed squash, apple, onion, and cinnamon.
"egg in the basket" makes 1
1.heat up 1 tsp of oil or butter (we used olive oil) in a nonstick pan. meanwhile, use a glass/cup to stamp out the center of a slice of bread (we used whole wheat. also, we made pop art-see first photo-but that is not a necessary step).
2.add bread to pan and let cook for a minute or two.
3.crack egg in the center of bread. cook until egg white is opaque white, about 3-5 minutes.
butternut and apple sauteserves 2-3 (this recipe isn't perfected yet, but we like the idea of it)
*1 and 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash (we used frozen from whole foods)
*1 granny smith apple, diced
*1/2 a yellow onion, chopped or sliced
*cinnamon, salt, and pepper, to taste
*1 tsp-1 tbsp olive oil
heat oil in pan. add squash and saute until soft, adding onion about halfway through. when squash and onion are both cooked, add apple and saute for 2 more minutes. add spices to taste.


The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

i first saw an egg in a basket in the movie v for vendetta. i wanted a mysterious and refined masked man to make me an egg in a basket with stolen royal butter! unfortunately i had to make one for myself but it was so worth it. what a fun breakfast food. by the way if you haven't seen that movie, you should! i loved it so much that i named my cat Evie after Natalie Portman's character. :)

Mombre said...

Very impressive, and Modern Art too!

Meg said...

I love this!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Love both of these. Eggs in a basket (I called it "in a hole" growing up) is a definite comfort food.

Jane said...

Hi Twins, I predict you two will write a cookbook together someday, or some other kind of food-related book. I think it's just a matter of time. :)


P.S. Oh, and it will ssll a zillion copies. Some things are inevitable.

the twins said...

thanks everyone! you guys are so nice =)
ordinary vegetarian-i love that movie! (and i remember that part even though my sister doesn't)
Jen-i actually thought it was called "toad in a hole", so i looked it up on wikipedia, where it was listed under "eggs in a basket". apparently there are a million different names for it though.

Lauren said...

What a fun way to eat an egg & toast!

Apples and butternut squash make a lovely pair... especially this time of year.

Christina Kim said...

I love free samples! A lovely dish, esp to usher in the fall season.

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

OMG- that was what my Dad used to make me and he called it "Egg in the Hole" YUMMMMMMM! So glad I found your blog. Love your "about" section :-D

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

I have never attempted to make this dish, but I must soon--it looks divine!

Yum Yucky said...

Ahhh, your basket egg is so much prettier than mine. My attempts are 95% FAIL!