Tuesday, April 15, 2014
You really do need to soak the crackers in hot water first. A couple minutes ought to do it. You can break the pieces up to fit in a bowl, but don't skip the soak. After a few minutes, drain it well. Meanwhile, beat some eggs (do a 1-1 ratio of cracker to egg) and melt a large knob of butter in a frying pan. Toss the drained crackers in the eggs, and place in the pan with the butter. Fry it until it is no longer wet, but not so dry that the egg coating is hard. It should look slightly golden. You'll want to give it frequent turns with a spatula. All told, it should take no longer than five minutes on medium heat. You may wish to add a pinch of salt as well.
When I was a child this was one of the few things we were permitted granulated sugar on. My child prefers maple syrup, but I don't keep the sugar bowl, "For company" and it isn't a treat. He did really enjoy having this holiday treat for breakfast though.