Bull’s Eye Breakfast in Bed

You can add ham…

Some Grandma’s named these Bull’s Eye, some called them Cowboy Eggs, and others called them Toad in the Hole. This is one breakfast anyone would enjoy. You don’t have to make hearts in the middle. Most usually make a circle. Unless I’m traveling for work, my husband gets breakfast in bed on the weekends. Even while camping. Here’s one of his favorites from when he was a kid. He remembers his Grandma making these for him: The famous Bulls-eye = over easy eggs grilled into the center of your toast. Last week one of our good friends told us that he wanted to sneak into our bed to experience what breakfast in bed is really like. I responded with, “You know you can sleep in our guest room any weekend you want and I will bring you breakfast in bed? You don’t have to crawl in bed with my husband for it.”                                               

What you need:
2 slices of your favorite bread (I prefer wheat)
butter or margarine, softened
2 large eggs
Salt & Pepper to taste
Ham is optional


1. Heat a griddle or pan to medium-high heat, and butter both sides of a slice of bread. I find it easiest for cleanup to do this step on a sheet of wax paper or paper towel.

2. With a biscuit cutter, the rim of a glass, or just a knife, cut a large circle or heart out of the center of the bread. Toast the bread circles in the toaster oven while you are making the Bull’s eye. You can add salt to these and dip them in the center egg yolk.

3. Place the bread in the heated pan (the butter should make a “sizzling” sound).

4. Once you hear the “sizzling” sound, crack the egg directly in the middle of the piece of bread from which you cut the circle.
5. When the white of the egg is not see-through anymore, turn the egg/bread combo over.

6. Cook until bread is brown on both sides (like toast) and egg in the middle of egg/bread combo is over-easy (the white is cooked on both sides while the yolk is liquid).

7. Salt & Pepper to taste and serve with your favorite fruit, juice, or coffee.