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by Blondie

Hearty Eggs in a Nest

December 28, 2011 in Snacks

My teenage sons are avid sleepers, a habit which gives me a few hours every morning to get chores done & to have uninterrupted laptop-time.

It also means that I generally only have to feed them twice a day – today they only stumbled sleepily from their rooms at noon, looking for breakfast! Instead of the usual cereal and toast, I made a firm favourite of theirs, Hearty Eggs in a Nest, which should keep them satisfied for a couple of hours!

HEARTY EGGS IN A NEST

(I haven’t given quantities, as it depends on how many people you’re serving)

Buttered toast – 1-2 pieces per person

Diced ham – about 2 slices per piece of toast

Grated cheese – I used Cheddar

Eggs – 1 per slice of toast

Pinch of salt

Freshly-ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180C and spray an oven tray with non-stick spray.

Place the buttered toast onto the tray and share the ham and cheese evenly between the slices, trying to cover as much of the toast’s surface as possible.

Separate the eggs, keeping the yolks separate from one another (I keep them in their half-shells until needed).

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt, until soft peaks form, then divide between the slices of toast, spreading gently with the back of a spoon.

Carefully make an indentation in the top of each one and slide an egg yolk into each indentation.

Top with a grinding of black pepper and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the yolk is set according to your own taste.

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