Egg in a Nest

With the approaching winter storm, I’ve had a craving for warm, tasty comfort food.  The kind that goes great with a cold winter day.  I am reminded of eggs in a nest like my grandma used to make.  A delicious, runny-yolk egg cooked in the center of a piece of toast and eaten with a fork is a great way to enjoy an egg in a slightly different way. This recipe is sure to make you feel warm and cozy like an egg in a nest.



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bacon grease
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 egg
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste



  1. Melt the bacon grease in a non-stick pan over low heat.
  2. Cut a 1 1/2 to 2-inch hole from the center of the bread slice; lay in the hot skillet. When the side facing down is lightly toasted, about 2 minutes, flip and crack the egg into the hole; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the egg is cooked and mostly firm. Flip again and cook 1 minute more to assure doneness on both sides. Serve immediately.