Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eggs and Crackers

This probably looks gross and strange, but I promise that it's really good! My husband grew up eating this dish; it's one of those that each person can make on their own and tailor it to his or her liking. It's more of a method than a recipe, but it's hard to mess up eggs and crackers. I was first introduced to this recipe when my husband and I were dating. We ate it several times and I always enjoyed it. I had all but forgotten about it until a few weeks ago. Then I remembered how much I love to eat eggs and crackers.

Eggs and crackers are (is?) a great meal to have in your arsenal. If you're like me, you will be making this on one of those days when you stare in the fridge for 2 minutes and think, "we have nothing to eat!" Kiddos will enjoy the hands on fun too!

Eggs and Crackers (Print)
from the Cooper family
Prep: 8 minutes

Eggs (usually 2 per person)
Butter, to taste (real butter, spread, margarine)
Saltine crackers (8-12 per person)
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Bring a large saucepan filled halfway with water to boil. Gently lower in eggs with a spoon. Cook eggs in the boiling water for 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

2. Carefully remove the eggs from the water. Now you will need to remove the shell. You can do this a couple of ways, but no matter how you choose, be prepared to handle hot eggs!
  • One method is to cut the egg in half with a knife (butter knife works fine), and then scoop out the white with a spoon. Be sure to have a bowl under you to catch the runny yolk.
  • Another method is to tap the end of the egg on the counter and then peel off the shell, similar to how you would peel a hard-boiled egg. As you can see from the picture, this is the way my husband did it and he was getting very good at shelling the egg in as few as two pieces!
3. After you have peeled the egg and have the yolk and whites in a bowl, cut up the egg in as small of pieces as you would like (your spoon works fine for this). You will want to work quickly because the eggs cool fast. Add a dollop of butter, for flavor.

4. Now you will want to add the crackers. Crush in a few at a time and mix. The number of crackers you use will depend on how much yolk you want absorbed.

5. Season with salt and pepper.

My Review

  • Preparation: 5
    • This is super quick and easy!
  • Taste: 5
    • I've made it many times and I know I will make it again.
  • Cost: 5
    • This is very inexpensive!
  • Clean-up: 5
    • One saucepan. And it only had boiling water in it. Technically you may not have to wash it...
  • Changes
    • None for me, but maybe you would like to add different spices, cheese, hot sauce, ketchup...I've heard of people that actually like ketchup on their eggs!?
  • Summary
    • Eggs and crackers are fun to make, simple, and bring back great memories for me. Those are some of the best meals.


  1. Great write up sis! I'm trying to remember if I liked this. I remember enjoying you guys making it! :)

  2. Boy does this ever bring back memories. We used to do this in my family too, only we always used "over easy" fried eggs. May have to do this again soon!

  3. I totally get this! In my house we make eggs and rice with whatever rice is leftover. I let this is awesome.


  4. Hmmmm...You know I love you...but I don't get it.