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How to Make Eggs in a Basket Recipe

Updated on June 28, 2011

Colorful Eggs in a Basket - Easy Breakfast Recipe

Eggs in a basket is known by many colorful names. Some of them include eggs in a nest, cowboy eggs, eggs in a hole, basket eggs, bird's nest, camp eggs, moon toast, Rocky Mountains toast, Popeye, frogs in a hole, and spit in the eye. I'm sure there are many more.

It's a lot of fun to present this easy breakfast recipe in the mornings at the breakfast table, especially when serving to kids. They love to tell their friends that they had eggs in a hole or one-eyed Jack, for instance, at breakfast.

What Is Eggs in a Basket or Eggs in a Nest Recipe?

Eggs in a basket in its most general sense is simply an egg in toast. It is an egg that is fried in a bread slice that has had a hole cut out for the egg. There are as many variations of the basic eggs in a basket recipe as there are names. Sometimes the bread is substituted with a bagel or a waffle.

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How to Make an Eggs in a Basket Recipe

An eggs in a basket recipe is a simple breakfast recipe to learn. To make eggs in a basket, use the rim of a glass to cut out a hole in the middle of a slice of bread. Butter both side of the bread before adding it to a frying pan. Then put it into a pan with melted butter.

After one side of the bread is nice and brown, turn it over. Now crack the egg into the hole in the toasted bread. Some people prefer to add the egg into the hole as soon as the bread is put into the pan. It really depends on how you like it. If you add the egg sooner, it will have a softer, chewier texture. You can also break the yolk after it's added to the basket. This will cause the flavor of the egg to be more absorbed into the bread.

Then, just fry the egg however you prefer. This is a simple, fun dish, but you will be surprised at how good it is. You can add the piece of bread that was cut out back onto the top of the egg if you like. I like eggs in a basket with cheese and/or ketchup.

You can make an eggs in a basket recipe using a microwave, too. I wouldn't recommend this unless for some reason it's the only way you can cook it. It's a good breakfast alternative to college students living in a dorm.

Eggs in a nest recipe is also a perfect recipe to teach to kids or beginner cooks. Eggs in toast- It's so simple and tastes great. Learning how to make eggs in a basket is actually easier than frying eggs by themselves. The toasted bread makes it easier to flip the eggs.

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      8 years ago from USA

      That looks yummy, thank you for this recipe

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      Research Analyst 

      8 years ago

      this reminds me of french toast which is one of my favorites, but I had not seen the eggs in a basket before, that is really clever and looks yummy.


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