‘I Love You’ Eggs

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This is a wonderful way to express your love for your significant other, or any member of your family, or maybe a good friend. Why not? I made these for my husband for Valentine’s Day as part of his ‘I love you’ breakfast, and he was pretty impressed, I might say :) But you don’t need to wait for that special day to give your breakfast a little flair!

This is an interesting way of making an ordinary dish look extraordinary! And it’s very easy to do!

You will need:

-2 hot dogs of your choice

-2 eggs

-1-2 teaspoons of butter or oil

-salt, pepper to taste

- two toothpicks.

Here is how you do it:

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Cut each hot dog lengthwise into two halves, but don’t cut all the way, leave about 1/3 of an inch at the end.

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Make a heart using a toothpick. Doesn’t it look cool?

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Heat oil in a pan (I use my cast iron pan, because it can be transferred directly into the oven), and put the hot dogs in it.

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Fry on one side at medium-low heat for about a minute, then flip to the other side, and press gently with a fork for the hot dog to stay ‘glued’ to the pan. This way when you crack the egg into it, it will prevent the egg white from ‘running’ all over the pan (trust me, I’ve been there).

I first crack the egg into a small bowl, and then carefully pour it into the opening of the hot dog. Don’t worry, some of the egg white will escape, but not a lot.

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At this point I cut all the egg white that is outside the heart, sprinkle the heart with salt and cracked black pepper, and put my pan into the hot oven. For myself I will keep the eggs in the oven for about 5-6 minutes (I like them soft), for my husband for about 8-9. I usually check after 5 minutes to see how the egg yolks are set, and then bake them for a few minutes more.

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Take the toothpicks out, plate your hearts and enjoy!

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51 comments

  1. Mindy fries says:

    Adorable!!! Can’t wait to make these for the kids!!!

  2. Bryce Rae says:

    Pretty impressive !!
    Your husband would have been impressed.
    :)

  3. I’m going to give this one a try this weekend. We have a new toaster oven and I’m using it for everything now. For some reason, it’s not as intimidating as the oven. My boyfriend has a surprise coming! Thank you!!!

  4. Grace says:

    Too cute! I was surprised to discover how easy it was to make the hot dogs into heart shapes. What a neat trick.

  5. MonicaP says:

    OMG, these are soooo cute! I think these would be super fun for a child’s birthday :-)

    Monica.

  6. Yolanda says:

    These are adorable! I love eggs and am always looking for ways to jazz them up.

  7. Melody says:

    Omg yes this is epic.I’m looking forward to trying this out.I’m happy that is easy to get ingredients.I’m moving out with my other half in two months.This will be great to do as a surprise breakfast after the first day we moved in.Thanks for the idea.

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  8. I may have to make this for my boyfriend’s birthday breakfast! It’s really cute.

  9. amanda says:

    Super cute, I may try this with my veggie dogs =)

  10. So clever! Cute idea :) I am impressed with the extra effort!

  11. Carla A says:

    Oh my gosh, these are adorable! Thanks for posting such a unique idea!

  12. Very creative, I love it :) Great way to surprise my husband, thanks :)

  13. Zoe says:

    This is so cute!!! My husband would love this!
    Beautiful pic too :)

  14. Ok that’s just adorable. I can’t believe that works and I’m amazed at how clever people can be! Thanks for the idea!!

  15. Tori says:

    Cute! I would totally do this!

  16. April G says:

    I could so do this with hot links. These look delicious and easy to do.

  17. Caitlin says:

    Oh, my goodness, those are ADORABLE! I am allergic to eggs but I will definitely share this with friends and family who aren’t because they’re just too cute! So clever! :)

  18. anne says:

    What a cute idea! Going to have to try this !

  19. Jebbica says:

    That’s so cute! I will have to try this with some turkey sausage or chicken Andouille sometime.

  20. Val says:

    These are adorable. I swear when I have grandkids I’m going to be the coolest pinterest Grandma ever lol Pinning this for later.

  21. These are simply BRILLIANT! And Adorable!

  22. Pam says:

    Those are very creative and unique. I can see where kids or your significant other would love them! You could use a variety of different kinds of links too.

  23. Jen says:

    Hotdogs & eggs…2 of my husbands favorite foods…LOL! This will surely make his day! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Jere' says:

    Super cute. This will be perfect for Valentine’s Day when i serve everything heart shaped for my girls.

  25. so cute! I’ll bet my kids would love these!

  26. LOVE it! I’m totally going to use this idea for my kids one day for a big surprise! Thank you! :)

  27. These are so cute. I am teaching my 11 year old to cook. We made omelets last time. Keeping with the egg tradition,I think, this will be our next dish.

    She will just love them.

    Great pictures :)

  28. Dena says:

    How original! Many thanks for sharing! This will be added to our special day recipe box for certain!

  29. Haha, these are so cute. I’ll have to make them for my kids :)

  30. Rachel says:

    This is super cute. I just hope when I make the heart that I don’t break the hot dog. Any tips to keeping the hot dog in-tacked ?

  31. Karen says:

    These are so cute! I never would’ve thought of this combination, but I bet my kids would love it!!!

  32. Oh my goodness this is just the most darling thing ever. I never thought of making the eggs with a hot dog. It would be cute to do for Valentines day!

  33. Angela says:

    I really love this recipe! It is so creative and will help me get my son to eat eggs a lot more. It is so easy and I can not wait to make this.

  34. Jill says:

    what a cute idea!! I never would have thought to make a heart out of a hot dog! I need to do this for my kids, they will LOVE it!

  35. shalama says:

    Adorable. I do love eggs but have never had them this way. Scrambled is my favorite way to have them followed by an omelet, boiled and then maybe deviled.

    • Lana says:

      I think if you just prepare the hot dogs, and then fill them with scrambled eggs, that would be very interesting too! It’s a great idea, I might do it myself next time :)

  36. Will make it for tomorrow breakfast!

  37. Lindi Mogale says:

    Wow this is very creative and one of these i will try it for my husband i think he will be chuffed by the thought

  38. Erica Brooks says:

    Such a clever idea. My son loves eggs. He would enjoy this for sure.

  39. Aimee says:

    This is such an original idea! I love it! I wonder if it would work with turkey sausage or if the sausage would fall apart. I may have to experiment! :)

    • Lana says:

      I haven’t thought about it myself, but think if it’s a fresh sausage, it might fall apart. We won’t know until we try, right? Would love to hear from you after you experiment! :)

  40. Malorie says:

    This is such a fun recipe that I can’t wait to try out!!!

  41. Love these. Simple and yet so cute. I am going to give it a try for brunch this weekend. Thank you for sharing. Hubby is going to be pleasantly surprised.

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  42. Sam says:

    Those are cute. They look like a fun idea for a breakfast in bed like on Mothers’ day or Fathers’ Day.

  43. Adrienne says:

    Adorable! I would not have thought of making hearts out of hot dogs. Thanks for the fun idea. Your top photo is awesome! ~Adrienne

  44. Jill says:

    Super cute idea! Thank you for sharing!!

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