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Kirsty Wark’s Holey Egg

“This is not haute cuisine but the kids used to love it and, if I say so myself, it’s delicious!  I like to eat it in the morning – but actually I like it any time.”

Kirsty Wark, broadcaster and author 

Kirsty Wark is a Scottish journalist, newsreader, and television presenter, best known for fronting BBC Two’s news and current affairs programme Newsnight since 1993.  Kirsty was BAFTA’s journalist of the year in 1993 and was voted Best Television Presenter in 1997. She has, presented, made and appeared in countless programmes including her own interview programme, The Kirsty Wark Show, Let’s talk about the Menopause and Celebrity MasterChef.  She is also the author of two successful novels, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle and the House on The Loch.

Kirsty Wark’s Holey Egg

Ingredients (serves 1)

1 slices of bread of your choice

1 egg

Olive or sunflower oil for frying

Salt and pepper

Method (you really need to watch the video!)

  1. Cut the crusts of the slice of bread (or not).
  2. Using a small cake cutter or an egg cup, press out a hole in the centre of the slice of bread.
  3. Heat some oil in the base of a non-stick frying pan and gently fry the bread on one side – you want it to become crunchy. (You can also fry the cut-out disc on the side.)
  4. When the pan is reasonably hot, crack the egg so that the yolk sits in the hole and the white spills over the bread.
  5. Add plenty of salt and pepper.
  6. Cook the egg until the yolk will hold its shape without splitting when you turn the slice of bread over in the pan to fry the other side.
  7. Fry the second side just until the bread is toasted but the yolk is still soft and runny – turn the cut-our disc too.
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