Monday, 2 June 2014

Turning Childhood Egg Dishes into Grown Up Dishes with Tabasco

Tabasco comes in a size and strength to suit everyone!

When I was younger eggs were not my favourite food, in fact following a rather unfortunate accident with a rotten bird’s egg I hated them! For years I wouldn’t touch an egg in any form but time heals and makes the brain forget and gradually I got back into eating eggs for breakfast and brunch.

I still can’t stand any runny yellow yolk in my eggs but two of the recipes I have grown to love are listed below along with a little bit of Tabasco sauce to help them grow up into more adult meals.

I have been challenged by Tabasco sauces to give my breakfast/brunch egg dishes a bit of a perk up and hopefully you will reach for the Tabasco sauce next time you fancy ‘going to work on an egg’.

I was a Girl Scout (Girl Guide in the UK) and on our annual camping trip and due to lack of cooking methods we would use a frying pan over a small camping stove to cook the egg and the toast at the same time.  I made this over the years for my children and we called it ‘A Camping Egg’ and I am sure other people have different names for it.

·         Basically heat up your frying pan and add only a little butter.

·         Using a small circular or heart shape cookie cutter cut the middle out of a slice of bread.
·        Spread some butter on the whole piece of bread (temporarily put the circle back into the middle of the slice).
·         Place the bread, butter side down in the frying pan (without the middle circle) and place the middle circle alongside it also butter side down.
·         Crack a medium egg into the middle circle of the slice of bread and cook until the yolk is cooked to your liking. I personally like it very well cooked.
·         Add a splash of Tabasco sauce (my current favourite is the Smoke Chipotle)

·         Turn over the bread with the egg in the middle and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
·         Serve on a place and place the cut out circle of bread back in place!

And you have a fried egg and a piece of toast all in one.

A second recipe that I like to do, especially if I have weekend guests, is to

     ·         Preheat the oven and lightly spray the insides of a 6 or 12 cup muffin pan.

·         Place one or two slices of streaky bacon (smoked is particularly nice) in each muffin well.

·         Put a spoonful of wilted and seasoned spinach into each muffin well on top of the bacon.

·         Crack an egg on top of the spinach, lightly season and add a drop or two of your favourite Tabasco sauce on top.

·         Cover the tops with the overhanging bacon slices and bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes (again depending on how runny you like the yolk of your egg)

·        Carefully place two or three egg ‘muffins’ on each plate and garnish with a slice of tomato on the side. (you could also sprinkle a drop or two of the same Tabasco sauce you used on the eggs if you like).

·         If you like you can drizzle some hollandaise sauce, Greek yoghurt or a tahini sauce over the eggs just before serving.

Basically adding Tabasco sauce to any of your favourite egg recipes will give them a really grown up flavour.

I received a selection of Tabasco sauces but did not receive any payment to write this post.  All recipes, opinions and photographs are my own.








  1. I like the idea of the cut out heart in the middle. I am huge fan of tabasco and even take it on holiday with me to spice up my food.

  2. I am getting more and more addicted to it, going to the States in a couple of weeks and they have more varieties so excited to try them!

  3. We call these Holy Eggs & they are a favourite cooked over a campfire, never added Tobasco to them though. Will have to give that a go!
    Janie x

    1. I seem to put Tabasco on everything these days!!

  4. I like your egg toast recipe, very cute and perfect for hubbies' birthday this month. I love tabasco and could put it on everything.

  5. It's cute when you put the heart shape back on and then they lift it to reveal the fried egg!