Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Egg in a Hole with Apple and Prosciutto


 On a Beautiful Christmas morning ...





 Christmas Egg in a Hole with Apple and Prosciutto(serves 6)

6 Slices Whole Grain Sandwich Bread
2tbl olive oil
1tsp mustard
6eggs, extra large would be great
2tbl butter
salt and pepper
2apples, cored and sliced
3 slices prosciutto ham, sliced into 6 pieces.
about 3"metal cookie cutter, that is smaller than the sandwich bread slice. You want to be able to cut out an opening without cutting  through the crust. If using larger cutter, consider using Jumbo Eggs
  • Position oven racks: one rack at the top and one at the bottom of your oven.
  • Place one of the baking sheets on the bottom rack. Set the other sheet on the kitchen counter.
  • Preheat oven to 500F with one sheet  inside of the oven on the bottom rack.
  • While the oven is preheating : whisk together 2 tbl olive oil and 1tsp mustard.
  • Brush one side of each sandwich slice with olive oil mustard dressing/spread.
  • Using a tree cookie cutter, cut out sandwich bread trees.
  • Once the oven is preheated to 500F, using kitchen mitten or a towel take the baking sheet out of the oven, and put 2tbl butter on the sheet. Moving it around slightly to evenly distribute melting butter.
  • Transfer bread slices to buttered sheet at once, sides brushed with olive oil mustard dressing facing up, along with the tree cut outs.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, turning sandwich pieces once. They will be golden brown once done.
  • Take the sheet with toasted bread out of the oven and place  the hot baking sheet  on top of the room temperature baking sheet you set aside before.
  • Crack one egg into the each sandwich hole.You may have to slightly move the egg white around so it reaches all the cavities. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Place the sheets on the top rack in your oven, and bake for 5-6 minutes, until eggs are set but not rubbery. You want the top to giggle slightly.
  • Take the bread out of the oven, let it sit on the sheet for 1 minutes,  then using  a flat spatula transfer to a plate and serve with apples and prosciutto ham.



Do you know what would be great to serve along these festive sandwiches?
 Christmas Morning Buns.


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