Bird’s Nest

When I was a kid I found this recipe in a cookbook that my skating club put together as a fundraiser. It quickly became a breakfast favourite – especially on Sunday mornings.

Directions: IMG_1035

  1. On a parchment or aluminium foil lined cookie sheet, place a slice of bread. Lightly butter. Toast under the broiler until lightly brown. Remove and butter the untoasted side.
  2. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Place a slice of cheese on top of the untoasted side of bread.
  4. Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Using an electric mixer, whip the egg white with a pinch of salt until fluffy. Place the fluffed egg whites on top of the slice of cheese.
  5. Using a spoon, carefully create a small hole in the middle of the egg white. Gently “plop” the intact yolk into the hole.
  6. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, until the egg whites are a light brown.

If you want to kick things up a notch and create Bird Condos (which is what I usually do), you can make these modifications to the recipe:

  • Add a slice of bacon or tomato (or both) on top of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle the egg whites/yolks with pepper and basil.
  • Use English muffins instead of bread slices.


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