Random Recipe: Eggs in a Basket
Over the past let’s say, twenty years, whenever I’ve spent the night at my grandmother’s, she has served me Eggs in a Basket the following morning. Mmmm. Basically, it’s eggs over easy (also known as fried eggs) combined with toast, able to be eaten in one yummy swoop.
Ingredients (per person)
- Two slices of bread (I prefer whole grain, but any toast will do)
- Two eggs
That’s it! So simple.
1. Either melt a bunch of butter in a pan OR butter both sides of each slice of bread (Doing both will likely guarantee you a heart attack). Either with a round cookie cutter or simply the edge of a glass, cut out a circle from each piece of bread. Add the bread to the pan.
2. Heat the pan at medium-high heat for a few moments, mostly just to melt the butter and get the bread nice and toasty. Crack one egg into each hole. Allow the egg to set up for a few moments.
3. When the egg seems nearly done, flip the bread and the egg over, to properly toast the other side. This is the hardest part for me, as I have been known to break the yolk at this point. With practice, it can be done.
4. When the eggs are to your desired consistency (and this is a personal preference, since I like mine with enough yolk to soak up with the bread but Hubby prefers it to be more cooked through, like an egg sandwich), pop them onto a plate and enjoy.
We call it Eggs in a Basket in my family, but I’ve also heard it called Toad in a Hole, Hen in a Nest, and simply, Egg in Toast. By any name, this is a tasty breakfast alternative to regular scrambled eggs and toast. Enjoy!
Edited to add: Looking for more egg-cellent recipes (sorry, couldn’t resist!)? Check out Eat At Home, showcasing everyday food for busy people with a special focus on eggs!