Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, people! I've never been a huge V-Day lover, or hater for that matter. Until I met my husband, that is. For the past six years I have loved the holiday because he does everything possible to make it special for me. My favorite thing about V-Day is the food he makes. Every year since we have been together, he has made some sort of scrumptious surf-n-turf dinner that makes us both swoon. I am super excited for V-Day Dinner 2012! 

This year, since I am no longer working full-time and I now have much more time on my hands, I had the idea of making a special V-Day breakfast for my boys. Something cute and yummy. So here is what I came up with. A plate filled with edible hearts!

Generously coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Get the skillet nice and hot over medium heat.

One at a time, separate the yolks from the whites of 4 eggs. Lightly beat each yolk with a fork.

Spray the inside edges of 2 heart-shaped cookie cutters (one small and one large). Place them onto the heated skillet. Pour an egg white into the center of the large heart and a beaten yolk into the center of the small heart. Cover the skillet and allow the eggs to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until they are cooked through.

Use a spatula to transfer the cookie-cutter-encased eggs to a plate for cooling. Carefully remove the cookie cutters from the eggs (they will be hot!). Repeat this process with the remaining eggs.

Cut hearts into toasted bread with the cookie cutters and top with desired topping, such as some delicious apricot-raspberry jam!

As an alternate option, crack an entire egg into the large cookie cutter and allow it to cook in the same manner. It turns out just as cute, and you can cook the yolk to your liking. Enjoy!

Heart-Shaped Eggs and Toast

Transform breakfast into edible, delicious hearts!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Feb 9, 2012

Serves: 2

Total time: 15 min

Heart-Shaped

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 pieces whole wheat bread
  • Toppings for toast
Instructions:
  1. Generously coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium. One at a time, divide the yolks from the whites of each egg and put each into a small bowl. Lightly beat yolks with a fork.
  2. Spray the inside edges of 2 heart-shaped cookie cutters (one small and one large). Place them onto the heated skillet. Pour the egg white from one egg into the large cookie cutter and pour the yolk into the small one. Cover the skillet and let the eggs cook for 3 to 4 minutes. When cooked through, use a spatula to move the eggs to a plate. Carefully remove the eggs from the cookie cutters and repeat process with remaining eggs.
  3. Toast the bread and cut into the bread with the heart-shaped cookie cutters. Coat toast with desired toppings.