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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.5
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 212.5 mg
  • Sodium: 193.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Egg in the Basket

Submitted by: SES1980
Egg in the Basket

Introduction

Commonly known as Egg in the Basket, or Toad in the Hole, I loved these things growing up! (Did I mention I still love them today?) Commonly known as Egg in the Basket, or Toad in the Hole, I loved these things growing up! (Did I mention I still love them today?)
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 slice of bread
    1 large egg
    Butter flavored Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

Cut out the center of the bread with the rim of a juice glass. Spray a small skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray, and turn on medium heat. Place the bread on the skillet, and crack the egg in the center.

Cook until it's done to your liking and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SES1980.






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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is classic! My sister loves using bagels (cut in half), and mixes it up using different kinds (flax, onion, poppyseed, etc). It's great & easy! I recommend making the bagel centre a little larger so the egg has more room. - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! Another thing I found out is that you can take the little circles and make mini french toast out of them. I will be posting the recipe a little later. Also with the left over eggs, you can make scrambled eggs! - 3/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Egg in the Nest...haven't had for a long time. I liked to whip the yolk & egg whites together with a fork, pour some into the hole & some over the top of the bread, then flip over for a more even cooking of the egg. Serve with a bit of sugar free syrup. - 1/22/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this! Like another poster, I used some of Sara Lee's Delightful bread, and I added a wedge of Laughing Cow Queso Fresco and Chipotle light cheese for a total of 155 calories. - 12/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a favorite of mine because it quick, simple and filling. - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LOVED IT! Added some more calories w/ a slice of cheese on top... delicious! - 1/21/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    "BIRD IN A NEST" is what we called them on the east coast..If you make them with Texas toast they are crazy good! - 11/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was the very first recipe that I learned in Home Economics in middle school many years ago. Will have to try it again soon. - 8/7/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been eating these all my life. I call them "eggs in a frame" which is what I was told by my mother they were called. My husband who lived in the UK till age 5 calls them "eggies in the basket" - 8/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A favorite growing up and still today. Funny how everyone has different names for this recipe - largely depending upon what part of the country you are in. We refer to this recipe as "Sunshine Toast". - 2/2/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is yummy. Not toad in the Hole, though - that is sausages cooken in Yorkshire Pudding batter in the oven. totally different thing!!!!!!! Also yummy but a lot less conducive to weight loss/healthy living! - 8/10/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this but I use RAISIN BREAD, believe it or not, it is a very very good combination! Many raisin breads are higher fiber and made with whole wheat. I cut out the center of the bread with a muffin or cookie cutter so that the middle can be pushed out easier. - 7/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the reminder. Ate these growing up. these are comfort food for sure! - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were my favorite childhood breakfast. So simple, but so fun (esp. for the kids), and really quite yummy. Though my mom used a whole lot of butter in the process, and added cheese to the top. Sometimes a slice of ham, too. - 10/21/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    we called this scout toast because my kids learned to make it at scouts - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yum! I never had these growing up that I can remember anyways but it is something I will continue to eat from now on. I added some seasoning to the egg once I cracked it into the center. - 10/12/09

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  • Quick fast and easy! - 12/11/14

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  • My mom made these when I was a little kid. I hadn't had these for year and years until one day I was visiting my brother and his wife. My brother made these and they were so good. My Mom and brother would also brown the circle that was cut out of the bread. We called it Egg in the Hole. - 4/16/14

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  • I tried them with the butter flavor spray and they are still almost as good as using butter bread. love love love it!! I have made them for years but we always called them pop eye eggs. - 9/24/13

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  • So simple and always good. - 9/14/13

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  • The picture shows cheese on it but doesn't call for it. Hmmm - 8/9/13

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  • Had it for breakfast this morning....Great - 8/1/13

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  • Delicious! - 7/5/13

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  • Fast, easy, good. My children and grandchildren love them too.
    Healthy, tasty and filling. - 3/16/13

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  • Just made my own version of this! Used 100 calorie sandwich thins and added provolone cheese and hot sauce! Can't believe how fast it was to make! No excuses anymore about skipping breakfast or getting it from a fast food chain. Thanks for posting this - 12/27/12

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  • One of my favorite breakfasts. My Mom taught me to make this recipe. Thanks for posting it. - 11/28/12

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  • I love this recipe. I make it all the time for hubby and kids. It is a family favorite for breakfast. Quick and easy. - 9/6/12

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  • yum! one of my favorite quick breakfasts!!! - 9/6/12

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  • New favorite in my house! I add a little shredded cheese on top! Very good! - 8/21/12

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  • Very nice indeed. I made it with wholewheat bread - 7/14/12

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  • ummm. that was incredible i topped mine off with half a slice of chedder cheese extra calories but somewhat worth it - 7/5/12

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  • my mother makes this all the time. My favorite is when she uses whole wheat English muffins. Perfect and I can eat on the go because we are always so busy. :) - 6/13/12

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  • It was really good, I liked to take the extra bread piece and cook it in the pan along with everything else. Its more calories though - 5/5/12

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  • This is an easy breakfast. The cookbook I got this out of called it a "One eyed Egyptian" sandwich. (probably from the hieroglyph pictures) - 3/2/12

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  • As someone who does not like to spend too much time making breakfast, I found this recipe to be delicious and SO easy to make! I added a bit of shredded cheese on top with some salt and pepper. I will definitely be making this in the future. Thank you! - 2/24/12

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  • these are great! I have called them "Hole in One Eggs" as long as i can remember!! Great recipe! - 2/19/12

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  • I love this recipe! So simple and easy, now I make it all the time! its also very good with salsa. - 2/11/12

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  • My son's girlfriend made these at our get-away weekend. First time I had them and they were delicious! - 2/7/12

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  • we make this with rye toast and 2 eggs and call them "Boobie eggs " - 1/15/12

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  • Fast, Easy and TASTY! Loved these as a kid.... - 1/8/12

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  • I love making these! I like to just use the egg white to save on calories though. If it's a day where I don't care, I'll use the whole egg. and I like to use a heart shape cookie cutter just to remind myself that I'm doing it all for a good reason! - 1/6/12

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  • My dad made this for me when I was little (with butter and cheese of course)! When I make this for my daughters we use a cookie cutter to make it more "fun". My littlest calls it Eggs IN Toast. - 1/3/12

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  • My Aunt Lyra used to make this for us when we were little. They are soooo good. Everytime I make this it takes me back to when I was little. But we called it Bull's eye toast. - 9/1/11

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  • Made these this morning, never had before. I made one hard and one over easy. Def go with over easy not so good hard! Will def make again was quick and easy and my 2YR old even ate a few bites! Not the norm for him! - 8/16/11

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  • I love your egg in a basket it is just wonderful although I did use bbq sauce :( have to try harder
    fyi - "toad in the hole" is an old english recipe of Sausages in a yorkshire pudding batter and baked - really fattening but tastes great not for a healthy site though :) - 7/1/11

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  • I love this too. I have a variation of this that doesn't require cutting out the bread. We call it the "Humpty Dumpty". Lightly toast up the bread on the pan and gently poke some holes. Then carefully crack one egg ontop of the bread and quickly flip so the egg embeds the bread. SO GOOD!!! - 4/9/11

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  • I just tried this for the 1st time today...quick, easy & delicious! - 1/12/11

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  • I just made this and it is DELICIOUS! I'm 22 years old and NEVER had this! My new favorite breakfast :-) Thanks for sharing! - 12/18/10

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  • I made this for my son he loved it how easy - 12/5/10

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  • I used to do these for my children. I still like them for a quick and easy meal. - 11/22/10

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  • yummy! - 10/19/10

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  • I actually never had these growing up but they were a huge hit this morning! So simple and so yummy, and almost no clean-up, always a plus. I think these will become a breakfast staple. - 10/9/10

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  • I grew up with these and made them for my children. We called then One Eyes Sailors. - 9/2/10

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  • This is one of my favorite breakfasts to make!! I add salt and pepper to the egg before flipping it. I also grill the bread circles and use them for dipping into the yolk. Mmmmm! - 8/29/10

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  • My boyfriend makes these for me all the time, and my grandmother made them for me growing up. They're simple, and delicious, and make me miss her oh so much...(as well as make me feel like one absolutely lucky girl...)! - 8/24/10

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  • So quick and easy! I like to sprinkle a dash of pepper on top of mine. - 8/19/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i made this as a kid, always so good.... - 3/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh my...I concur. This is great and I loved these growing up too. I even introduced my husband to them and couldn't believe he had never had them before! - 2/24/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved these when I was growing up but had forgot how good they are. - 2/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One of my top ten faves to make. We called them Toad in a Hole when I was a kid. My best friend calls them Eggies in a Basket and makes this dish because of V for Vendetta lol - 2/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So easy! So tasty! I've never actually made this before, so thanks for sharing. I'll definitely be adding it to my repertoire. - 2/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I get a craving for this ever so often. Brings back memories. Thanks for sharing! - 1/25/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've heard of it before but haven't actually tried making it. How fun! - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    "Bird's nest"
    loved them as a kid and still make them whenever I think of it, my husband and kids now ask for it every time we're at my parent's house - they say its just so much better with homemade bread!! - 1/10/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very quick and easy. My son and I both loved them!! - 12/31/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these, however I burned my bread on the bottom :(. It was still good. - 11/20/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simple and yummy. - 11/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THE BEST!!! WE CALLED THEM " EGG IN A HOLE" - 10/21/09

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  • Good classic comfort food. - 10/11/09

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  • I, too, loved this as a child - and now my boys love them. We used to call them Rocky Mountain Eggs. - 10/11/09

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  • This was great, My granddaughters loved the change. - 10/6/09

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  • WOW!!!!!!!!!! i never had this before, my husband said he did when he was a kid. this was my first time making and it was the most delicious easy to make thing i have had in awhile..YUM! loves it! hands up for simplicity!!! he thought they looked CUTE LOL - 10/4/09

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  • Good recipe. A nice change. - 9/19/09

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  • I loved these as a kid and still do. Now my children enjoy them. We called them egg in a nest. - 7/10/09

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  • I love Egg in a Basket! Such an easy recipe and very low in calories. I used Sara Lee's 45 calorie delightful bread + one large egg, and it's about 120 calories with a spritz of canola spray. - 7/8/09

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  • I'm 76 yrs old and we had these when I was growing up. They were called "gas house eggs" back then. My husband loves them. We had them this morning. - 5/13/09

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  • I loved these as a kid too, and using the butter non stick spray is awesome it saves on fat and calories. Thanks. - 5/13/09

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  • I have had these growing up too. My boyfriend had never had them befor eI came along. He loves them and asks for them often now. - 5/12/09

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  • We always called them bulls-eyes, too!! We would fry one side of the egg, then flip it before we dropped the bread on top. Then flip everything onto the bread. Now we do them without the hole, though to save the yolk from overcooking.
    - 5/12/09

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  • My husband grew up calling these bulls-eyes. They are always a favorite around here- requested quite often. - 5/12/09

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  • I've always called them Frogs - short for Frogs in a Pond. I haven't had them for a while. Maybe I'll have to make some soon. They are always good. - 5/12/09

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  • Was looking for something different for breakfast this morning and remembered these from my childhood:-) Just as yummy as I remembered! - 4/12/09

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  • yumm!!!! thank you! x - 3/23/09

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  • I guess this was passed along to my family household growing up also. Eggs in a basket for us. - 3/13/09

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  • I also remember this growing up. We use to butter the bread like a grilled cheese sandwich. The trick now is to make it healthy with the same great taste. - 2/9/09

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  • We called these frog eggs when i was little, very yummy. - 1/22/09

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  • We ate these all of time growing up; we called the egg in the hole. We used to fight over the center, they are the best part. I still eat these all the time. - 1/14/09

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  • I'm so bummed here I thought my mom invented "egg in the basket"!! Great memories growing up with them and eat them now as an adult. I like my eggs over med so I toast one side of the bread then turn over and add egg. This way the egg doesn't over cook. Don't forget to toast the cutout also! - 8/6/08

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  • Because no one knows which came first..... - 7/7/08

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  • so why is this in the poultry section..... - 4/14/08

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  • This was my dad's specialty when I was a kid ... in our house it was "Rocky Mountain Toast" though. I have no idea where that name came from, but I still make this novel breakfast as an adult pretty often. - 3/4/08

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  • I had this a very long time ago and then a couple of years ago, I saw the movie V for Vendetta where they had it twice. Since then, I make them whenever I get the chance. My fiance never had them before and I made it for him. He loved it! - 3/4/08

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  • awsome i love these - 3/4/08

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  • I made this for my kids yesterday-I loved it and they thought it was very cool. I will definately make this more often! - 1/26/08

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  • but I substituted Carb Conscious Bread, its lower in carbs, sodium etc. - 1/6/08

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  • This recipe has a lot of different names. We call them one eyed sandwiches. - 12/27/07

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  • Great recipe. You can also jazz it up by adding herbs and pepper before the egg is cooked. You can also top it off with some turkey bacon for some extra protein. We call it egg in a nest. - 12/24/07

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  • Cute and Yummy. If you can find Aunt Millies Potato bread in your area, its 35 calories per slice. With a medium egg it makes 1 egg in a basket roughly 90 calories. - 11/10/07

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  • We used to call this "eggs in a window" and my sister used to make them for me when I was young. YUMMY! - 10/28/07

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  • Growing up we called these "Birdies in the nest" :) - 8/26/07

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