Egg In A BasketFrom rarariver 5 years ago
How to make it
- Butter both sides of each slice of bread.
- Cut a hole out of the centre of each slice.
- In a frying pan on medium heat, begin to fry the bread on one side only. You can also fry the circle you cut out of the centre, if you like; just make sure you butter it first, too.
- Once the underside has begun to brown a little like grilled cheese, crack the egg directly into the hole.
- LEAVE IT ALONE until the egg has a chance to cook on the underside. If you touch it now, the egg will spill out and your Egg In A Basket shall be ruined! So give it a few minutes before checking.
- Once the egg has had a chance to form a seal on the underside, carefully maneouvre a nonstick spatula underneath the toast and flip quickly.
- Once the egg has cooked enough to form a seal on both sides, it's up to you how long to continue cooking. As long as the toast has not burned, you can continue cooking until the egg yolk becomes firm, or you can serve runny. Personally I prefer it runny because it goes with the toast really well.
- Butter the toast edges again, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, and serve with fruit, bacon, sausage, or oatmeal.
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The Cookrarariver Omaha, NE
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My mother in law taught me how to cook this because it's my husband's favorite! He likes his eggs well done, I like it a little runny. However, I dont butter the bread before I cook it. I found it just falls apart too easily so I melt butter in the p...morekromano in Central loved it
This is one of my favorite breakfasts too, so easy and satisfying! I love the yolk runny :) I make this at least once a week, served with a sliced pear or apple. Awesome post!icecreamuffin in Abilene loved it
My mom made these for us as kids and called them birdies in a basket... Great reminder of how easy a good breakfast can be.mrcooksalot in Denver loved it
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