My husband made this once for me many moons ago and I loved it, but had totally forgotten about it.
Somehow, when I was at my local quick mart, I got talking to the cashier and he told me it was his favorite dinner. He adds shredded cheese and salsa to his. It goes by many different names, but he referred to it as Cowboy Pancakes, and liked that one best!
It was a great reminder and my mouth was watering, so we had it for breakfast today.
I could not remember what the original name of the dish was, so I did a bit of research, it goes by many names!
Some other names for it are; "one-eyed Egyptian", "cowboy eggs", "egg in toast", "eggs in a blanket", "egg in a hat", "egg in a well", "eggs in a frame", "eggs in a nest", "bird (or birdie) in the nest", "eggy toast", "Eye Openers", "gas house eggs", "gasthaus eggs", "hole in one", "one-eyed jacks", "one-eyed sailor sandwich", "popeye eggs", "rocky mountain eggs", "wes-egg", "Egyptian fish eye", "peekaboo toast", "egg in the window", "eggie' in a basket" and "sunshine toast".
4 slices of hearty seedy bread (we love Dave's Killer Bread)
shredded cheese (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Butter one side of your bread
Using whatever you like, cut a round circle out of the middle of each bread slice, save them (we used an empty soup can with both ends removed)
Place the bread buttered side down on your griddle or skillet, break your egg in the middle (also place your bread circles on the griddle)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook to your liking and flip over (if you want your eggs cooked hard, break the yolk), I like my yolks runny
Serve with fresh fruit and you have a quick, balanced meal