How To Make Eggs In A Frame With Fried Bacon, Potatoes, and Spinach. Eggs In A Hole.

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Eggs In A Frame.

The first thing I was taught to cook in Home Economics Class was eggs in a frame. This is what they were called way back then. They weren't eggs in a nest, egg in a hole or egg in the basket.

When I got married it was the only thing I knew how to cook. Oh, the teacher taught us Baked Alaska but I never got the hang of it so here's how I make “ Eggs In A Frame” and a little bacon, potatoes and spinach on the side. If you don't like spinach you can leave it out.

The kids always got a kick out of seeing egg dropped in the frame.

This recipe is just for two people. They can be made for breakfast or brunch.

We buy our eggs fresh after eating free range chicken eggs it's hard to buy store eggs.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb. bacon
  • 2-4 slices italian bread, cut 1 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 3 pats butter, per slice of bread about 3-4 Tablespoons
  • 2-4 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable spray

Instructions

  1. Getting things ready cut up bacon into tiny pieces I use my kitchen scissors. Cut potato into small cubes. Rinse spinach and set aside. Cut pats of butter into 6 skinny pieces for each slice of bread you use. Get your bread slices ready, cut a hole in the middle of each slice of bread or use a cookie cutter to make the hole little neater than the way I did it.
  2. Fry bacon until crispy remove it from the pan and add cubed potatoes to the pan with bacon grease. Cook covered about 15 minutes remove lid cook until crisp. Remove from pan add spinach cook just until wilted.
  3. Making the Egg In A Frame: Spray pan with vegetable spray even if it is a non-stick pan. Place three half pats of butter in pan lay the bread with hole on top of butter. Break egg into hole add the other three pats to the top of bread. Cook until you can left the corner and see if the bread has toasted, if it has flipped it over and cook this side until toasted. If your worried about the egg getting done you can leave it a little longer to make sure egg is cooked through or you can do another flip.

Variations

We made this tonight. I had one egg and my husband had 2. We used about 3 tablespoons of butter for all three slices of bread. You can also toast the little pieces which come out of the middle of the bread. We like to have our yolk oozing out.

You can make anything to go with this, onions, cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, ham or sausage.

You can use a cookie cutter to cut the hole. You can also put your butter right in the pan. I was taught to put the butter around the edge of the bread. Do it any way you want both will turn out good.

HINT: Another hint for frying potatoes. Place oil in the pan first then add your cut potatoes and turn on the burner after potatoes are placed in cold grease. Potatoes won't be as greasy cooked this way. On this recipe, it's different because we're adding the potatoes to bacon so the pan is already hot.

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This Breakfast Treat Is Called Many Things What Do You Call It?

  • Toad in A Hole
  • Egg In A Nest
  • Egg In A Basket
  • Bullseye
  • Egg In A Hole
  • Egg In A Frame
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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Calories 636
Calories from Fat414
% Daily Value *
Fat 46 g71%
Saturated fat 25 g125%
Carbohydrates 39 g13%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 18 g36%
Cholesterol 469 mg156%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Indian Chef, Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for the vote.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Looks like neat trick and yummy to eat. I am going to try it out soon and as you said, children would definitely like it.. voting it up and awesome.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Paul Kuehn, I have to watch my cholesterol so for me it is a treat. Thanks for stopping by and for the vote, facebook, pin and tweeting. I really appreciate it.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

moonlake,

This is an awesome recipe and your pictures make this breakfast dish look so delicious. I imagine it smells more delicious. The problem is that if I ate this every morning, it would really elevate my cholesterol. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, Thank you so much for stopping by. It is strange that this was one of the things I learned to cook in school. We often have them even for dinner.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

How interesting that you were taught to make these in school. I like the idea of adding the spinach on the side. We used to call these "camel's eyes" but since we live in Peru we changed the name to "llama's eyes". : ) I like your tip of adding the potatoes to cold oil so they aren't so greasy. Voted up and shared!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

vocalcoach, Thank you for coming by and thanks for the 5 stars and share.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

I've tried to make this before (I love eggs!), and I am still working on perfecting it. I like your tip of adding the pats of butter in the pan - that may solve my problem in getting it right. I prefer eggs 'over-easy,' so that's probably part of my challenge! I'm going to try again, using your guidance here. I've heard these called "eggs in a hole," "eggs in a basket," "Guy Kibbee Eggs," and now "Eggs in a Frame."


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

My family will absolutely love this recipe. Thanks so much! Voted up and rated 5 stars and sharing.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rajan jolly, Thank you and thanks so much for the pin, vote and stars.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

What a unique name and the recipe is as interesting. Will be trying trying this certainly.

Voted up, interesting and pinned. Rated 5 stars.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Crystal Tatum, Thanks so much for coming by and thank you for the vote. Good idea to substitute the bacon.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, We often have eggs for dinner. Thanks so much for stopping over.


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Wow, this looks great. I am eager to try. I'm (mostly) vegetarian, but I suppose I could substitute vegetarian bacon. voted up!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Will have to add spinach to this the next time we make it. Might even use some swiss chard from our garden in place of the spinach. Will add some good nutrients to this meal. Will share this with others who may not have heard of this. This not only makes a good breakfast, but can also be made for a meal any other time of the day. :)


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

nurseroz, So nice to see you. Why not turkey bacon it should be good.


nurseroz 3 years ago

my dad brought home the "egg in toast" recipe from a Ks. wheat harvest in the mid 40's, and we all make it now. Will try yours, but maybe try to cut the fat a little bit with turkey bacon. It looks great and thanks for the invite to see it.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

2patricias, My husband is not a spinach eater. I happen to love it. This is a very good recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This looks delicious, and the photo is good. I always like it when hubbers use their own photos.

I'm pleased that you have made the spinach optional. I've never been very fond of it, but it is my son's favourite. (Isn't that the way....)

I hope I remember this when I add an "egg" section to my Recipe Index for HubPages!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

barbergirl28, That's cute I never heard it called toads in a hole. It does sound like the same thing as egg in a frame.

Thanks for stopping by.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I learned to make a recipe very similar to this in summer school when I was in about fourth grade. We called them Toads in a Hole... they were much simplier as you only cut a hole in the toast and fried it with the egg in the center... this is more of the adult version and I will definitely have to add the extra ingredients to make it a full meal!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Dee aka Nonna, You will like this they are good.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

I've not ever heard of "Eggs in a Frame" but I will be having some really soon. This looks so good. Thank you for sharing this. I know this will be a new family favorite.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Eddy, Your welcome and I think you will like this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Oh yes another for my recipe book.

Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful recipes.

Take care

Eddy.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

molometer, Hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote.


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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

This is getting bookmarked and tried for breakfast.

Voted up and useful.

Thanks for sharing.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, I've heard of egg in a hole. My teacher called it egg in a frame so that's why I always called it that. Spinach is good done this way. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Years ago a friend of my parents introduced us to what he called "Egg in the hole" which is like your recipe regarding the cut out bread and egg. Never thought of combining it with spinach and potatoes. Would be a nice addition. Thanks! Voted up and useful.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Charlu, I have never tried it with the cheese I know it would be good. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a vote.


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Charlu 4 years ago from Florida

Oh my goodness this looks so good and pretty easy. I think I am going to have to try it with the cheese. Yummmmy Great hub with awesome pictures to make sure some of us (like me) get it right.

Voted up, useful, interesting and Awesome.

Have a great weekend


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Tina, It is tasty and really anything can be used with it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and for the vote.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This looks so tasty and also healthy! I like the way the egg is placed in the sandwich! It is great with recipes where we can add what we have and what we like! Voted up, useful and I will be trying this!

Tina


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

europewalker, Your welcome and thank you for stopping by my hub.


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europewalker 4 years ago

That is one good looking breakfast! Thanks for sharing.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Rosemay50, Hope you will enjoy it when you try it. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I will definitely be trying this, it looks yummy. Love all the ingredients, I would never have thought of adding spinache

Thank you for the recipe.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Pamela99, It's good we have it many times for dinner too.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I want to try this for breakfast soon! It looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

G-Ma, Sounds good for Easter I think hope you enjoy. Thanks, so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I used to make these thanks for the reminder may serve this for Easter Breakfast along with everything else...LOL Happy Easter...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

frogyfish, Your welcome, it's good. Thanks so much for stopping by my hub. I enjoy visiters.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

writtenbytv, Your welcome hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

This is a really neat, interesting idea and I think it is a keeper! Your mushrooms and other 'additives' sound great also. Thanks for sharing!


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writtenbylv 4 years ago from Atlanta, Ga.

I'm having this for breakfast tomorrow! Yummy! Thanks. :)

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