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Rocky Mountain Toast  

A fried egg in the middle of a piece of bread. This dish goes by other names, such as Frog In a Hole.

Cal: 208 Fat: 13g Carbs: 16g Protein: 8g Fiber: 1g
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Original recipe serves 1

Ingredients (serves 1)

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  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 egg(s)
  • 1 slice white bread
  • In My Kitchen

  • Directions

     Prep: 10 min | Cook: 5 min | Ready in: 15 min
    1. Melt butter in skillet.
    2. Press the mouth of a drinking glass or mug into center of bread to cut out a hole.
    3. Fry bread in melted butter until the bottom is golden brown.
    4. Turn over and crack egg into the hole in the bread.
    5. Cover, and cook for 5 minutes or until egg white is firm.
    You can use the leftover round piece of bread to sop up the yolk!

    Nutrition Facts*

    Based on a 2000 calorie diet per serving per serving
    DV %


    Calories: 207.8
    Total Sugars: 1.6g
    Carb.: 15.5g
    Fiber: 0.7g
    Total Fats: 12.7g
    Cholesterol: 205.6mg
    Protein: 7.9g
    Sodium: 266.9mg

    *Data provided by USDA

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    Ma'Belle on 2022-06-12

    the comment from BocaDr1 back in 2015 is more helpful than the actual recipe in this post lol. In the decades I've lived in the Rocky mountains (Denver specifically), I've never heard someone call this dish "Rocky Mountain Toast," nor have I ever heard someone try to order a "Denver omelette." It's interesting how regional names are associated with certain dishes regardless of the actual tastes and names preferred in that region.

    BocaDr1 on 2015-12-06

    Just a couple of suggestions: IMHO, a shot-glass is the perfect instrument for creating the perfect sized hole to receive the egg; I preheat my pan to medium hot and during this preheat, I generously butter both sides of the bread while on a plate...THEN I cut out the circle w/ the shot-glass. When the pan is pretty hot, I put the pre-buttered bread down - it should sizzle pretty good: this will create a very pleasing crispy, brown "top" side to the toast. Then I'll drop another small bit of butter right into the cutout and then break the egg into the hole. I'll season the uncooked egg with some Lawry's seasoned salt, a little pepper and some parsley flakes. I leave the pan uncovered so the whole thing doesn't get soggy and the bottom-soon-to-be-top stays crispy. I wait until steam begins to rise from the sides and the toast sort of "self-releases" from the pan. It'll then pretty be easy to flip over. After flipping, I wait a minute or so for the egg to begin setting then reduce the heat and leave it uncovered until the yoke is cooked to the desired doneness. When I was a kid, Mom used to call this an "Egyptian Bullseye".

    (Not yet rated) Anonymous User on 2010-12-12

    we call it "Egg in the basket" :D

    (Not yet rated) Anonymous User on 2010-11-16

    For special breakfasts, I use a cookie cutter to make the hole. Definitely cook the cut out for an added treat to the presentation.

    Anonymous User on 2009-06-03

    rocky mountain toast is the best food I've ever had. Every day I would wake up at 6:00 a.m. just to eat half a piece.

    (Not yet rated) moshecahill on 2009-02-03

    Also called: "One Eyed Sam" and "Higgy in a Blanket" (British)

    (Not yet rated) Anonymous User on 2008-09-19

    Getting the timing right can be a bit tricky. If you don't pay close attention, it can get overcooked.

    (Not yet rated) mcat52 on 2006-10-23

    We call it "Cackleberry Surprise"

    (Not yet rated) Anonymous User on 2006-06-28

    this recipe has an insane amount of names. i guess it depends where you are from. there's toad in a hole, chicken in a hole (or basket), egg in a basket, spit in the eye, to name a few.