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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Grandpa Joe's Eggs

I never met my Grandpa Joe -- he died many years before I was born. But he was often present in our house at breakfast time. My mom would sometimes make what she called "Grandpa Joe's eggs" for my brother and me -- it was one of my favorite breakfasts.

His creation is simple, hearty, and delicious--soft-boiled eggs broken over torn up pieces of buttered toast and seasoned liberally with salt and pepper. I always added plenty of dill to my bowl of Grandpa Joe's eggs, too. I was practically addicted to dried dill as a kid -- my mom would watch me pouring it on and jokingly ask if I'd like some eggs with my dill.

I still make Grandpa Joe's eggs when I feel like having something cozy and comforting for breakfast and I still like them best with a little dill (though I've switched from dried to fresh).

I hope you like them, too.

A bowl of Grandpa Joe's eggs

Grandpa Joe's Eggs
Makes 1 serving

  • 1-2 eggs (I suggest getting free range, organic ones, preferably from a hen near you)
  • 2 pieces of bread (preferably white bread or English muffin)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh dill, chopped


1. Soft boil the eggs (this takes about 5-6 minutes on my stove, though I know it's often quicker for others)

2. Toast the bread, butter it thoroughly and then tear it into pieces in a small bowl (a cereal bowl or soup bowl is best)

3. Peel the eggs and use a spoon to cut them into 4-5 rough pieces over the toast

4. Season with the salt, pepper, and dill to taste and toss to ensure even distribution of the spices


Mr.Pickles said...

How does the soft- boiling work? You just throw the eggies in some boiling water for 5 or 6 minutes, and that's it?
I want it. Sounds comforting.

Y said...

This sounds delicious. A bit like a lazy version of soldiers :)

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling. And I've just eaten supper - Christmas Dinner in fact!

I was looking for bread recipes, but I'm glad I came across this.

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