When I was in my mid 20’s I lived in Tulsa for four years. There’s so much I miss about the city with it’s rolling hills, actual seasons which we don’t get much of in Texas…and the food. From Hideaway Pizza to Ron’s Hamburgers to Eggbert’s for breakfast I miss Tulsa’s delicious comfort food. I was watching Pioneer Woman the other morning and she mentioned Eggbert’s. It got me thinking about Egg Butter.
I first tasted homemade Egg Butter when the sweet mom of the guy I had moved to Tulsa for made me breakfast. It’s a warm buttery, almost custard like syrup served over biscuits and it’s just happiness on a plate. (I don’t actually remember if Eggbert’s serves Egg Butter but I always pair them together!) Anyhoo, long story short the guy and I weren’t meant to be and I moved back home to Texas. Of course, I would later find my soulmate in my Irishman, but the guy (and his own beautiful family) and his mom and I stay in touch via Facebook so when Ree mentioned Tulsa I remembered it and the yummy egg butter with a smile. Then I started craving it and made my own version of this easy breakfast food!
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 1 large egg
- 1½ cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons light Karo syrup
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tablespoon Mexican vanilla
- optional: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- optional: ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Melt butter in a medium sauce pan.
- While butter is melting, whisk egg thoroughly.
- When butter is completely melted let cool for a few minutes.
- Then mix in egg, sugar, corn syrup, and water.
- Put pan back over stove and bring to slow boil.
- Let boil for one minute.
- Remove from burner and stir in vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Serve warm over biscuits or pancakes.
Egg Butter is so easy to make- done in about 10 minutes- and it’s warm buttery goodness over hot biscuits. As I mentioned, it has a custard flavor so I added the cinnamon and nutmeg because I like those in my custard but it’s yummy without it too! Perfect for a homemade breakfast treat on the weekend. It makes me love Pioneer Woman even more that she reminded me of this delicious easy breakfast food.
For more breakfast deliciousness check out my Banana Nut French Toast.
This recipe was modified from this recipe on Food.com.
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