Microwave “Bird In The Nest” Toast



I have made these Bird In The Nest Toast in the microwave for years! Kids love to cook and this is a simple way because they don’t have to use the stove to cook the egg. The toast can be made ahead of time as it will warm up in the microwave. Make the toast and let the kids go at it! However, these are not just for kids! They make for a great breakfast for the young at heart too as I just ate one yesterday. Save the section of bread you cut out in the middle and make mini toasted, crustless sandwiches for lunch.




Toast the bread.


Cut a circle out of the center of the toast with a cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass.


Put a Tbl of butter on a plate.


Microwave just until it is melted.


Quickly dip the toast into the butter getting butter on all of the bottom of the bread but leaving enough butter in the middle for the egg to sit on.


Crack an egg into the hole with the melted butter.


Using a toothpick, poke 1-2 holes in the top part only of the yolk. This keeps the egg from exploding.


Salt and pepper to taste.


Microwave for about 60 seconds on high or until the egg yolk is cooked the way you like it. Be careful taking the plate out of the microwave as the plate will be hot. Enjoy!

Microwave Bird In The Nest Toast



1 piece of bread

1 Tbl butter

1 egg

salt & pepper to taste


Toast the bread and cut a hole in the center of the toast with a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass.

Melt the butter on a plate in the microwave. Quickly dip the edges of the bread in butter leaving enough butter for the egg to sit in.

Crack an egg into the hole. Using a toothpick, poke one hole in just the top of the yoke.

Microwave on high for about 60 seconds or until yolk is to your liking. All microwaves cook differently so watch it carefully. Be careful removing the plate as it will be hot. Enjoy!






Categories: Breakfast


  1. I like making this on the griddle or stove, but this is a way I hadn’t thought of trying. Thanks for the reminder to prick the yolk with a toothpick, though! I definitely am glad I read that instruction.

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