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Egg in Toast: What Do You Call It?

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At Blue Bottle in San Francisco, this dish is called Popeyes. Photograph by Alaina Browne.

An egg fried in the center of a piece of bread—a simple preparation that elevates the union of my two favorite breakfast food groups, eggs and toast, to a whole new level. I've seen this delicious combination referred to as: Popeye, egg in a basket, toad in the hole, and the more literal eggs-in-toast. Wikipedia lists even more that I haven't encountered: Kibbee Egg, hen in a nest, moon egg, cowboy egg, and one-eyed jack. What do you call an egg fried in a hole of a slice of bread?

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