‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond Had to Learn How to Make Ladd’s Favorite Childhood Breakfast Before They Got Married
Ree Drummond learned to make her husband Ladd’s favorite breakfast
Drummond demonstrated how to make the simple recipe for egg-in-a-hole on The Pioneer Woman cooking show and explained how it became her husband’s favorite breakfast.
Ree Drummond revealed her husband Ladd’s favorite breakfast is anything but fancy, but holds a huge nostalgia factor from his childhood. The Pioneer Woman star shared the easy recipe for egg-in-a-hole, which is ready in just five minutes.
She added, “But they’re so simple and so delicious.” There are just three main ingredients: bread, butter, and eggs.
“I’m going to make his favorite breakfast called egg in the holes,” she noted. “His grandmother used to make these for him when he was a little boy. I pretty much had to learn how to make them before we got married — it was part of the deal.”
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star makes egg-in-the-holes all the time
The cooking time goes quick — Drummond flipped it over after a minute and then cooked the egg to Ladd’s liking. “It’s the simple things in life,” she said while cooking the speedy breakfast. “Honestly, I make egg-in-the-holes two or three times a week in my house and they really have some sort of gravitational pull. My husband and kids will be elsewhere, I’ll have no idea where they are. All I have to do is throw egg-in-the-holes on the skillet and they all just sort of appear around the stove. It’s kind of magical.”
“I think this is my favorite breakfast,” Ladd told her.
“Isn’t it amazing how good these are?” she said to her husband. “I mean, we make these three times a week for 15 years and we’re still not sick of them.”
Ree Drummond offered her pro-tips for the best results
Drummond wrote about the egg-in-a-hole recipe in a 2008 Pioneer Woman blog post. “Sometimes it’s the simplest things that taste the best,” she explained. “Before I married Marlboro Man, I had to learn to make these delicious little numbers or he wouldn’t go through with the wedding. Called ‘Egg-in-a-Holes’ by his paternal grandmother who made them for him all during his childhood, I’ve learned not only to love them through the years … but to need them.”