Hobo Eggs

Look at that golden river of yolk.

My favorite breakfast is called hobo eggs. I have also heard it called an egg in a basket and a trucker egg. What I like the most about it is that it combines fried eggs and toast into one simple recipe. Instead of using the toast to sop up the remaining egg yolk each bit captures a bit of egg, yolk and bread all at once. Of course a person has to like their eggs really runny.

Hobo Eggs

Thick slice of bread

½ tablespoon butter

1 egg

Tear an egg-sized hole in center of slice of bread. Melt butter in frying pan. Rub one side of bread in half butter. Flip over and rub the other side. Leave in pan on medium heat until bread begins to brown. Flip over bread and crack an egg into hole. Try to keep all the egg white on top of the bread and make sure the egg yolk falls into the hole. Fry for about two minutes until bottom sets. Flip over quickly keeping the yolk in the center and fry other side till done, about three minutes. Serve with grits and an orange.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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7 Responses to Hobo Eggs

  1. Julia's Apprentice says:

    I really wanna try it … I’m eating it this week.. thank you for sharing such an easy and wonderful breakfast.

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  3. Looks delicious and the yellow river is worth a trip down…..my throat that is.

  4. A_Boleyn says:

    The humble eggs is so versatile. I still want to make eggs en cocotte soon. Maybe this week with the smoked salmon I have in the bottom of the ramekin. 🙂

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  6. laurasmess says:

    Grits and an orange? I need a bit of explanation for that one…. a whole orange? Either way, this egg recipe is awesome. I can see myself making a mess trying to flip it over though!!

  7. Chester Chanin says:

    Great to hear about ‘hobo eggs’, my favorite way to prepare them since I was a child! Please don’t ‘tear’ the bread… Use the metal or plastic top of a small spice jar to ‘hole’ the bread slices, about 1 1/4″ is ideal (smaller than you might think is likely better). While firmly pressing and slightly rotating the spice lid, the bread hole will develop naturally, creating a perfect ‘egg nest’. For a crisply satisfying result, I do prefer to oil or butter the bread on both sides first, then pan-toast both sides before adding the eggs…

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