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How to make a dead eyed dick.

Den Apr 19, 2007 07:51 AM

I'm sure everyone had funny sounding things your mom made when you were growing up and I would like to hear about them.

I still make these today because they're so good. It's breakfast food. Take a piece of bread and cut about a 1" diameter hole in the middle (we use a shot glass). Toast the bread. Melt some butter in a skillet and coat both sides of the bread. Break an egg in the pan being careful not to break the yoke and put the piece of toasted bread on top of the egg so the yoke sticks through the hole. You want to cook it just enough so the yoke is still runny. It's a delicious simple combo.

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    berna Apr 29, 2007 08:32 AM

    In our family we call this dish Rocky Mountains. Don't know why but I was surprised that no one else called them that.

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      weinstein5 Apr 29, 2007 10:36 AM

      A now them by a slighly different name - rock mountain toast -

    2. Low Country Jon Apr 28, 2007 11:54 AM

      Wikipedia gives a long list of alternative names for this dish:


      My favorite is "Moon over Miami."

      1. southerngal Apr 28, 2007 11:41 AM

        In our family we call it "Bunnies in the hole." We don't toast the bread first. It's been years since I have made them. The kids are grown. I think I'll make some for myself.

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          dfrostnh Apr 23, 2007 03:52 AM

          My mother makes a breakfast dish for my father that his mother used to make that we call Daddy's Eggs. No one else in the family eats it. Tear up white bread. Cook bacon, dice and toss with the bread. Dump a barely cooked egg(s) on top. Add some bacon grease. Stir it up. My grandmother was born in Nova Scotia so possibly this is where the breakfast dish came from originally. Surprisingly, my father is 80 and hasn't had a heart attack yet.

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            toodie jane Apr 28, 2007 08:32 AM

            Speaking of white bread and bacon fat in a frying pan, my Lancashire Lad of a Dad would fry bacon, then toss a slice of Langendorf white into the bacon grease till it sizzled good, take it out, put in the bacon on the fried side and fold it in half for a breakfast sandwich. Likely his Mam cooked it for him that way. He snuck into the kitchen early to make that before Mom got up. It caught up to him in the long run, sadly.

            I can attest that these sandwiches are delicious, but haven't had one since I was about 8.

          2. malenky Apr 19, 2007 11:23 AM

            I made this the other morning and added green onion, basil, and a little tomato sauce before flipping it over...it was so good...

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              Hunicsz Apr 19, 2007 12:45 PM

              When my dad made these, he called 'em hole in the wall eggs.

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              amoncada Apr 19, 2007 10:57 AM

              Wasn't there a Naked Chef episode with this recipe or something similar?

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                CDouglas Apr 19, 2007 10:02 AM

                Known as egg in a blanket in my youth.

                Wikipedia has many alternative names for it but has it listed as egg in the basket.


                1. funkymonkey Apr 19, 2007 09:38 AM

                  oooh, i've always loved that. we learned to make it in girl scouts and called them "pinwheels". i still make 'em!

                  1. Megiac Apr 19, 2007 09:29 AM

                    When my dad was stuck with dinner, he'd sometimes make SOS (military speak for Shit on a Shingle), which was creamed chip beef on toast--very salty.

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                      chef chicklet Apr 19, 2007 12:38 PM

                      I love sos. I keep thinking about how much I want to make that and put it over fluffy biscuits!! OH an whole new topic!

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                        mojoeater Apr 19, 2007 12:40 PM

                        My mom used to make it, and we'd call it Barf on Bread. But I loved it!

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                          chef chicklet Apr 19, 2007 04:44 PM

                          Oh that for me was the hamburger meat in a cream gravy, which I dearly love too!

                    2. weinstein5 Apr 19, 2007 09:10 AM

                      I do not pre toast the bread - I just cut the hole - place the bread in the skillet and then place the egg in the hole - the tricky part is flipping the toast with the egg yolk intact - like wise cook so that the yolk is still runbny

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                        susan1353 Apr 19, 2007 08:23 AM

                        We call 'em bulls-eyes in my house. A cautionary tale...8 stitches in my right hand after pressing too hard on a shot glass. Now I use a round metal cookie/biscuit cutter. Learned my lesson.

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                          cjc519 Apr 19, 2007 08:00 AM

                          I've heard it called "picture frame" eggs.

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                            maviris Apr 29, 2007 10:41 AM

                            My mother called it "Egg in a frame". Unlike the original poster we don't toast the bread first, just butter it liberally and fry it in the pan like grilled cheese and break the egg inside the frame to cook.

                            The buttery little toast that is made from the cut-out portion is my favorite, so I always cut a big square out of the toast. I'd definitely find a shot glass too small!

                            I still occasionaly eat this for dinner.

                          2. macca Apr 19, 2007 07:58 AM

                            I think we called it a toad in the hole

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                              Sam Fujisaka Apr 19, 2007 09:41 AM

                              I think toad in the hole = pigs in a blanket

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                                mojoeater Apr 19, 2007 09:49 AM

                                Toad in the hole is bread with fried egg in the middle. There are many versions. Pigs in blanket are sausages rolled in pancakes/pastry.

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                                  macca Apr 19, 2007 10:04 AM

                                  I agree- used to love pigs in a blanket! As a matter of fact, went to a wedding shower this weekend- and the couple love camping- so the shower was a camping theme ( I gave them a canoe!). They did serve pigs in a blanket as ann appetizer, also had baked beans, roasted vegatables. But my favorite was the chocolate fountain- nothing to do with camping, but a big hit, nonetheless.

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                                    mojoeater Apr 19, 2007 10:09 AM

                                    I was at a wedding where they had mini rice crispy treats for the chocolate fountain - sinfully good!

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                                      macca Apr 19, 2007 11:02 AM

                                      They had some peanut butter, fluff and riuce crispy balls to dip in the chocolate. So good- as a matter of fact- I think i will use them as no bake cookies at home- just dip them in melted chocolate.

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                                    Splendid Spatula Apr 19, 2007 10:15 AM

                                    In the UK, toad in the hole = sausages baked in yorkshire pudding.

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                                      Sam Fujisaka Apr 19, 2007 10:58 AM

                                      Yes, and again, this is closer to the American pig in a blanket.

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                                        macca Apr 19, 2007 11:03 AM

                                        And lots of times hot dogs are used. The kids used to love to get the cocktail hot dogs, roll them in cut up pillsbury crescent rolls and then bake.

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                                        toodie jane Apr 22, 2007 10:42 AM

                                        Slendid, yes, this is Toad In the Hole.

                                        An egg fried in the middle of a piece of toast (center removed) is
                                        "Hole in the Sole"--as it resembles a worn out shoe sole.

                                        "Pig in a Blanket" is a link sausage rolled up in a cooked pancake. My childhood favorite at International House of Pancakes.

                                        Vienna sausages wrapped in refigerated biscuit dough are "Gut Bombs"

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                                        starlady Apr 19, 2007 12:45 PM

                                        Toad in the hole is a big Yorkshire pudding with sausage baked inside of it.

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                                          MzMaggie Apr 19, 2007 03:07 PM

                                          Toad in the Hole is sausages cooked in Yorkshire pudding

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                                            Vexorg Apr 19, 2007 04:41 PM

                                            Around here, these are usually made out of hot dogs (cut in half) and canned biscuits.) Nothing fancy, but good for a quick weeknight meal.

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                                              maestra Apr 28, 2007 01:28 PM

                                              Toad in the hole for me growing up with sausage in a baked egg casserole, with texture almost like a combination of popovers and souffle. Greasy. I loved it then; don't think I'd eat more than a couple of bites now.

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                                          catsailor Apr 19, 2007 07:57 AM

                                          Serve this to my kids all the time, they like it with a little cinnamon/sugar sprinkled on it. Ceehse is also good. Don't that we called it anything but it's good

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                                            MaineRed Apr 19, 2007 07:57 AM

                                            My mom called it "egg in the hole" which I guess is what it is :)

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