Egg in the basket is a chicken egg fried/cooked in a hole of a slice of bread. This is truly a cute and creative way to have eggs and toast at the same time. It’s easy to make and wonderful to eat! If you use the right cookie cutter, you’ll just feel the love early in the morning!! As long as you know how to fry an egg, you’re all set to make a wonderful breakfast (in bed?) for your loved ones!! =)
EGG IN THE BASKET RECIPE
- Sliced Bread (Your choice, I Prefer Texas Toast)
- Egg(s) – One egg per slice of bread.
- Salt & Pepper (Optional)
- Choice of Cookie Cutter
Using your choice of cookie cutter, punch /cut out the design in the center of the bread. You do want to make sure the cookie cutter is not too big and make sure the sides of the bread are still intact. If you do not have a cookie cutter, you could use a scissor to cut out a circle.
In a pan, melt about 1 tsp of butter over medium heat. Place bread (including the cut-out) in the pan and toast the first side until it’s slightly brown. Flip the bread (& the cutout) over the second side, melt about 1-2 tsp butter and crack an egg into the “hole” of the bread. You may want to use a little spoon or knife to guide the egg so that it covers the entire hole in the bread. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Let egg cook until the egg white is less runny. At this point, you could serve it sunny side up style, or flip the bread (and egg) and continue cooking it to either serve it over easy, over medium or over well! Your choice!
My picture above shows one done over well and one done sunny side up. I also cooked 2 sausages in the same pan while cooking the egg in the basket.