Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Italian Eggs

What makes these eggs "Italian"? A movie! Moonstruck, to be exact. There is a scene in Moonstruck where Cher's character is making breakfast and she hollows out a slice of bread, tosses it in a frying pan and adds an egg to the hollowed out center. From the time I first saw that movie (long time ago!) I've been making this particular variation of those eggs.



Start with a nice large loaf of Italian bread and cut into thick slices.


Hollow out the center of each slice. Heat some oil in a heavy frying pan and add the bread.


Add an egg to the center of each slice of bread. Do this slowly so the egg begins to set and doesn't flow out from underneath the bread. Cook until the bottom of the egg is well set.


Flip once and allow to cook for a few minutes longer.


Top with mozzarella cheese and lid the pan for a few minutes until the cheese melts.


Voila! I sometimes add Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb to the top of the eggs for extra flavor.

36 comments:

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

My girls love these!!! I haven't added the cheese before. Need to try that!!!

Amanda said...

That looks amazing Anne! I definetly need to make those sometime :)

kat said...

Oh I want that instead of oatmeal!

Casey Claus said...

I'm going to make this for my wife tonight. I'll add some sliced red and green peppers to the egg.
maybe even a few bits of pork roll1

Annie Jones said...

Some people call them "Toad In The Hole". Growing up, we just called them "Egg Things". :)

Adopted Son said...

I know those can't be good for you... but, oh, they look so good. Mmmm. May I have some more, please?

Mary said...

Hubby calls this "Egg in a hole" but not on Italian bread or with cheese. Sound yummy, and I just got 2 nice loaves of Italian bread this morning!

Anne said...

No, not good for you - but GOOD! Annie, we call Toad-in-the-Hole sausages in Yorkshire pudding - in fact, I've posted about that before. Good stuff.

Lori said...

I've seen that movie, love it, and even recall that scene... but it never occurred to me to pay attention to what Cher was doing with those eggs!

This just looks plain fun to make. I bet my kids will love it.

mr coffee said...

thats a "golden buck" in southern indiana. Of course we use use white bread.. and orange velvetta (eww)

melissa said...

From doing a quick search, apparently a lot of people make "Moonstruck Eggs" but like Lori I don't remember that from the movie. And I did like that movie, very much. And now I've had "That's Amore" stuck in my head for 5 minutes. :P

I am definitely going to try this next time I make eggs. Seriously.

Kaitlin said...

OMG I've never had egg in a whole, but my husband grew up on them..I've GOT to try em!

Lisa said...

I love all the "slow" comforting food you've been posting.

glamah16 said...

I would love to be served this for breakfast.

♥Reeni said...

Eggs cooked like this are so yummy! I love the mozzarella on it!

Ben said...

What a freaking clever idea! It had to come from Cher (or at least that's what I want to believe, LOL)

A.J.C. said...

I'm glad you ripped out the dough. Italian bread is all about the crust!

Now I know that you know what you're doing :)

I wonder if this would work well with sausage bread...

Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

"Moonstruck" is one of my favorite movies, and I've been making Moonstruck Eggs for my family ever since the movie came out. We love them!

KFarmer said...

Yummmm Yummmmm! I will have to remember to try these this week-end :)

The roast looks delish too. I didn't know that browning on all sides didn't work~ Thanks for the info :)

btw, I voted today. Good luck :)

Boris said...

thats delicious, and what a nice pics i just wanna have a bite of it. nham nham.

keep up

Beth said...

My husband loves these, except without the cheese. He calls it "egg bread."

debt relief said...

Moonstruck was actually a pretty good Cher movie by the way. I still cannot figure why I like it, but I do.

arizona auto insurance said...

We've tried to make this before I saw your post. But our concoction never came close to the picture you show. Yours looks so much more enticing.

Anne said...

I knew others were making these, but this is really more than I expected! They really are good, aren't they?

Sara said...

This is one of my husband's favorite breakfasts!

MsGourmet said...

Moonstruck is one of my all time favorite movies... love the Italian eggs idea!

cassie-b said...

Guess what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow?

That sounds great!

growingupartists said...

Do your yolks stay soft that way? I can't seem to grasp the structure of an egg.

kellypea said...

It's probably politically incorrect somewhere, but we've always called these one-eyed sailors. I have photos of my middle son showing my teen how to make them. I love it. You're are fancy compared to theirs which use regular sandwich bread. Mrs. Dash is a great idea too!

Tammy said...

Yeah! My kids have been making these for years! A very old home ec. class recipe!

Kristen said...

My mom used to call this recipe something different and now I can't remember what the heck it was! I totally forgot about doing this, but can't wait to try it again :)

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Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to try these since I saw Moonstruck YEARS ago. I finally made them today and everyone is crazy about them!!! Thanks for the tips.

arizona bankruptcy attorney said...

Moonstruck! I actually love that movie. I don't know many other guys who do but a good movie. I love near the end when the old man says "I am so confused". A great line.

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I've seen the movie many times but never caught that scene. I have, however, made eggs exactly like that. Yup, it was good.

Jim said...

Yes, I love these eggs too. And I also starting making them after seeing Moonstruck.

Just one small correction. In the movie it is Olympia Dukakis (she plays Cher's mother) who is making the eggs.
Jim's wife