Experimental Food Ideas – Irish Eggs in a Well

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Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment with Food!

Irish Eggs in a Well

All recipes were creative projects at some point in time! Last week I was looking in the refrigerator not sure what I wanted to eat for breakfast.  So, I decided to be a little creative!

Hmm…what to cook?


Creative Breakfast Food Ideas

So, what food is in the fridge that might help with the creativity today?  Eggs, and leftover steel cut oatmeal. My favorite oatmeal is McCann’s steel cut Irish oatmeal. It takes a little longer prep time but definitely worth the extra time, about 25-30 minutes and I give it rest time also.  I make it as per the tin’s instruction, which makes 4 servings, and will have 3 servings left for other days unless I have people here to help eat it. This oatmeal is fine leftover too, so no big problem with that!  I actually had less than one portion left so what to do, what to do? Get creative!

McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oats

In a small frying pan, I melted a bit of butter (only use real products), added the cold oatmeal to heat it through.Once heated through I made a hole or well in the center and let the underside brown a bit.I then filled that hole with 2 raw organic eggs, covered the pan and cooked to eggs to my preferred doneness.  I had 2 luscious fried eggs surrounded by nicely browned on bottom old-fashioned steel cut oatmeal!  Totally scrumptious and a do again recipe.

Eggs over McCann’s steel cut Irish oats

I also tried this technique with some leftover rice and that also worked well.

Be sure to salt and pepper to taste for optimum flavor.

Go forth and create, experiment and play with your food!!


Fresh eggs…white or brown taste the same


Irish Eggs in a Well

1 Serving


  • 3/4 cup McCann’s steel cut Irish oatmeal, prepared (leftover is fine)
  • 2 Fresh eggs
  • 1 T butter
  • salt and pepper to taste (maybe a bit of hot sauce?)
  1. Preheat 7-8″ skillet add butter when completely melted add oatmeal to skillet.
  2. Spread to even layer, warm completely through.
  3. Once warmed let the oatmeal brown on underside.
  4. Flip over as it’s starting to brown open hole in center and add 2 cracked eggs.
  5. Cover pan till eggs are preferred doneness.
  6. Serve.

Irish Eggs in a Well of Irish Steel Cut Oats

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