So, let’s say hypothetically that you went to a party on Friday night and had a smidge too much champagne. Maybe you woke up Saturday morning with a tiny headache and a slightly delicate stomach. Not a hangover, goodness no, nothing like that, you know better than that. You just woke up feeling a little off. What would you eat for breakfast?
Not that I really know what that’s like. But if theoretically I drank a little too much of the bubbly and needed to feel better fast, I would first drink a lot of water or something with electrolytes. Then I would want something comforting like pizza, pancakes, or maybe mac n cheese. But first thing in the morning? I’d probably reach for what we call around here a holey egg sandwich. You might know it as a birdie in the nest, egg in the basket, one-eyed Jack, or one of several other names.
Not that I ever need a hangover remedy, but here is one of my favorites:
Holey Egg Sandwich
First, choose your weapon. I use a biscuit cutter but if you don’t have one, a shot glass will work nicely.
You’ll need a slice of bread. Whatever you have around.
A little butter will cure what ails you (don’t worry we’re not using the whole stick). Make sure it’s room temperature and spreadable.
Butter both sides of the bread and using your biscuit cutter or shot glass, cut a whole in the middle of the slice. My least favorite part of this whole process is that the bread will stick to whatever surface you put it on once both sides are buttered. I know, it’s not really that bad but I still don’t like it.
Put your bread and the little hole you cut out into a hot pan (heat it on medium).
Crack the egg into the center of the hole.
Salt and pepper to taste.
When the bottom side is brown, flip it (about 2 minutes).
I am not so great at the flipping especially first thing in the morning. Cook until the egg is done to your liking (about 2 minutes if you like the yolk runny, more if you don’t).
My favorite part is dipping the little crispy bit into the egg yolk