Simple Summer Dinner

Sunday dinners, to me, are something that should be simple.  Sunday afternoons are for being lazy and spending time with family, so why go through all of that extra effort for a huge dinner?

Tonight’s dinner was really simple: Eggs in a hole, fresh pork sausage patties from the farmer’s market, tomatoes from the garden and crusty, buttered bread with a drizzle of local honey.  We did throw some cheese in there for the kids, since they can’t have eggs.  It was a nice, easy dinner, that was light enough for a quick bike ride around the neighborhood afterwards.

Simple Summer Dinner

If you’ve never made Eggs in a Hole, they are easy peasy!

Eggs in a Hole

Eggs in a Hole
Makes 6 eggs

1 bell pepper, any color, sliced in rings
6 eggs
Olive oil

  1. Heat a non-stick or cast iron skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil as desired.
  3. Add as many pepper rings as will fit in your pan and cook for 1 minute, then turn over and cook an additional minute.
  4. Carefully crack each egg into the inside of the pepper ring.  You may have some leak underneath, but it’s OK. :)
  5. Add salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, depending on desired doneness.
  6. Flip peppers and eggs CAREFULLY and cook for additional time, until you like the consistency of the eggs.  Sometimes I just flip them and then turn the heat off on the stove top and let them sit.  Or sometimes I leave them a little more sunny side up and put them on toast…
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4 Responses to Simple Summer Dinner

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Ooh! I’ve never seen eggs in a hole in a pepper before. Cool! Much more colorful than the breakfast bread version.

  2. steviferg says:

    My family traditionally had egg sandwiches for Sunday dinner. No one ever said why, but I bet my mom’s reasoning was similar to yours.

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