Food, Family & Fun

A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch


Knothole Egg

5 minutes
Serves: 4

You can make this one at a time, two at a time, or four at a time. To make all four at once, you'll need a 4-piece toaster and a large skillet. If you don't have a large toaster, make one or two, and repeat. Try rye, whole wheat or pumpernickel bread.



Have a family snacking party. Ask each family member to make a healthy snack; sample each snack and discuss what you liked and didn't like, and why.


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter or soft margarine

1. Toast the four slices of bread in toaster. Show children how to cut a hole in the center of each slice of toast, using two-inch cookie cutters or small empty juice glasses.

2. Supervise the children while they crack one egg each into four cups. Be careful not to break the yolk!

3. Melt the butter or margarine over mendium-low heat. When it has melted, lift the skillet and tilt it to evenly coat the pan. Direct children to put the toast in the pan, and pour one egg into each hole in the center of each piece of toast. The white will run over the edge of the toast, but that's okay. Turn the heat as low as possible. Grill until lightly brown.

Turn each piece of bread with an egg in the middle over, and let it lightly brown. Slide onto serving plates. Eat at once!

Nutrients per serving
1 piece

  • Calories 158
  • Saturated fat 2.1 g
  • Iron 1.5 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Cholesterol 211 mg
  • Calcium 52 mg
  • Carbohydrate 13 mg
  • Vitamin A 114 RE
  • Sodium 298 mg
  • Total Fat 7.8 g
  • Vitamin C 0 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g

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