ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Updated on January 13, 2018
Source

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.

Cast Your Vote

5 stars from 3 ratings of Eggs In A Frame With Fried Bacon, Potatoes, and Spinach.

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
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

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.

Source
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.

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

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

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

    • Indian Chef profile image

      Indian Chef 

      5 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      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.

    • Paul Kuehn profile image

      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      5 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      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.

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      5 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!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

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

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      5 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."

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

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

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

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

    • Crystal Tatum profile image

      Crystal Tatum 

      5 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!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      5 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. :)

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

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

    • profile image

      nurseroz 

      5 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      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.

    • 2patricias profile image

      2patricias 

      6 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!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      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.

    • barbergirl28 profile image

      Stacy Harris 

      6 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!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

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

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      6 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes another for my recipe book.

      Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful recipes.

      Take care

      Eddy.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • molometer profile image

      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is getting bookmarked and tried for breakfast.

      Voted up and useful.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      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.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      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.

    • Charlu profile image

      Charlu 

      6 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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • thougtforce profile image

      Christina Lornemark 

      6 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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • europewalker profile image

      europewalker 

      6 years ago

      That is one good looking breakfast! Thanks for sharing.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 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.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      6 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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR

      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

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

    • frogyfish profile image

      frogyfish 

      6 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!

    • writtenbylv profile image

      writtenbylv 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Ga.

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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)