For my first time EVER, I participated in Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger. The idea is that you 'adopt' a blogger, and make at least one dish that they've posted.
How hard can that be? Ahem.
First, allow me to introduce you to Nicole of Gluten Free on a Shoestring. Nicole is a delightful lady. When I told her I had adopted her, she asked me if I had a room ready for her. When I answered that there was always room for her, she told me she had her toothbrush and pots and pans already packed.
Nicole's view on gluten free is absolutely in sync with mine. Buying gluten free packaged goods will wipe out your savings quicker than you can imagine.
Now imagine this, I promised to make one of her dishes, I wasn't feeling well, and didn't have the resources to stock up on lots of new to me ingredients. Think Food Network Chopped. I took inventory in my kitchen, found a recipe on Nicole's site I had never made, and voila!
This was not a dish that my New England parents ever made (to my best knowledge). I didn't even like fried eggs until I got older, until I rationalized that I could have the richness of a fried egg yolk, for the same nutrition as the scrambled ones I lived on in youth?
Keeping in mind that I'd barely been eating, and it will start to make sense. Start with Nicole's recipe. Thick gluten free bread. I have Udi's, not too thick. OK? Next, use a 2" biscuit cutter to cut a hole in said thick bread.
Meet my bread and biscuit cutter:
So, this one was a bit messy, but had a mostly runny yoke, which is just the way I like it.
But you know better, don't you. I wanted perfection, the perfect Egg in the Gluten Free Hole. So I tried again. Poked the juice glass through the bread again. Put more butter in the pan, added the bread, cracked an egg, and landed it!
Check the way that egg landed right in the hole. It was a beautiful moment. I cooked and flipped. Oh, and put a cover on it, to help it cook. I flipped before taking this picture.
It's still looking beautiful, but alas, with the cover it cooked much quicker. The yolk cooked solid.
So, here's the picture of my second serving of the evening.
Ok, so the pictures looking a bit fuzzy. But to me, it looks a lot like the pic my new friend Nicole posted. You check it out, let me know!
Egg in the Gluten Free Hole
While you're there, check out her other recipes. Because if you're feeling ok, and have an appetite, she has lots of other great recipes to try. Let me know what you think, ok?