Eggs in a Basket (AKA Egg in a Hole) is such a fun twist on breakfast. Crack your egg right into a piece of toast for an open-face breakfast sandwich!
What is Eggs in a Basket?
Good morning Eggs in a Basket. You will forever be my favorite savory breakfast because you’re simple and easy to make!
What is eggs in a basket? Egg in a basket is a fried egg that is situated a hole in a slice of bread. It’s basically eggs and toast but made all in one pan (no toaster involved).
Eggs in a Basket or Egg in a Hole – What do you call it?
Whether you call this breakfast Eggs in a Basket, Egg in a Hole, or Egg in a Frame, it really is such a fun way to eat eggs in toast.
We took to Instagram to see what the internet called this famous breakfast and these were the top answers:
- Egg in a frame (what I call it!)
- Egg in a basket
- Toad in a hole
- Hen in a nest
- Egg in a nest
- Egg in a hat
- Eggs in a blanket
- Frog in a hole
- Twin sun toast
- Surprise egg
- Eggie in the middle
- Ships egg
- Campfire egg
- Miami egg
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What you Need for Eggs in a Basket
Like I mentioned earlier, eggs in a basket is basically an open face egg sandwich, but it’s all made in the same pan. Score! Here’s what you need:
- Bread – really any kind of bread works when making egg in a hole. You’ll notice that we used white bread, but whole wheat works too.
- Butter – Toast isn’t toast without a little bit of butter!
- Olive oil – olive oil is used to make sure the egg doesnt’ stick to your pan.
- Egg – this recipe calls for large eggs. You need 2.
- Salt and pepper – shake, shake, shake.
How to Make Eggs in a Basket
- Butter Bread: butter both sides of your bread with softened butter.
- Make the Hole: use a cookie cutter to remove the center of your bread, creating a perfect hole. Don’t discard your holes. You’ll cook these too!
- Toast Bread: heat olive oil in a nonstick (or cast iron) pan over low/medium heat. Toast bread for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Then, flip the bread over.
- Fry Egg: crack the eggs in the center of the holes and then cover the pan. Let cook for 3-5 minutes depending on how runny you like your eggs.
What should I use to cut the center out of my bread?
The easiest kitchen tool to use to remove the “hole” of your bread is a circular cookie cutter. A little secret we want to share with you – we couldn’t find ours, so we actually just used the top of a glass and that worked great!
What should I do with the centers of the bread?
Whatever you do, do not throw them out! I LOVE using the centers of my egg in a basket as my breakfast sweet treat. Try topping it with peanut butter or jam or my favorite is cinnamon sugar!
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Eggs in a Basket (Egg in a Hole)
- 2 slices bread any kind
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon softened butter olive oil works too
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Rub both sides of the bread with softened butter.
- Then, use a small round object such as a Mason jar cover, round cookie cutter, the top of a glass, etc. to cut a round circle out of the center of each piece of bread.
- Heat a large skillet over low/medium heat and add about a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. When the olive oil is fragrant, add the bread and circle cutouts to the pan. Cook bread on the pan for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip.
- Crack an egg in the middle of each circular cutout. Then, cover the pan and let cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on how runny you like your yolk.
- Remove your egg in a hole from the heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste.