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by Marisa Olsen

Recipe: Eggs Grandpa Manny

Ever since I was a little girl, my mom made me Eggs Grandpa Manny, a hearty egg breakfast that her grandfather made. It was--and still is--one of my favorite comfort foods. And it is so simple to make:

Serves 1

1 slice of sandwich bread (any variety works)
2 slices of bacon
1 egg

Set a pot of water to boil. Once water boils, gently place an egg in the water and let it cook for 3 minutes. Carefully take the egg out and cool it to the touch under cold water. Peel egg and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook two slices of bacon until crispy. (You can also cook bacon in the microwave on a microwave-safe plate with plenty of paper towels, about one minute per slice).

While egg is cooking and bacon is crisping, toast a slice of bread. Once the bread is toasted to satisfaction, butter the bread.

In a bowl, break up the toasted bread and cut into bite size pieces. Place the soft boiled egg over the bread, and smash so the yolk oozes over the bread. Break the bacon into small pieces and mix into the bowl. Finish with salt and pepper.

I love how the buttered bread soaks up the yolk and the bacon adds a smoky and salty flavor. Legend has it, my mom was the one who added the bacon--nice work, mama. (Don't you just love Jews who like bacon? I know I do).

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