Egg in a Basket is a simple, yet delicious breakfast dish that you can have on the table in less than 10 minutes. A variation of the classic British dish - toad in the hole - this one features just toast and a runny fried egg.
Egg in a Basket
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
 

Egg in a Basket is a simple, yet delicious breakfast dish that you can have on the table in less than 10 minutes. A variation of the classic British dish - toad in the hole - this one features just toast and a runny fried egg.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg in a basket, toad in the hole
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 eggs or however many you want to make
  • 4 slices bread or however many you want to make
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat griddle or skillet over medium/high heat.
  2. Add butter and olive oil; heat until butter is melted, and it starts to sizzle.
  3. Use a cookie cutter (glass or mason jar band works too) to cut a hole in the bread.

  4. Put the outer bread pieces on the griddle. Crack an egg in the center, ensuring the yolk doesn't break. Butter the bread cirlces and add to the griddle. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for approximately 1 minute or until bottom of bread gets toasted.
  6. Before flipping, you can drizzle the top with additional olive oil if desired.
  7. Flip and cook for 30 seconds to a minute of until the desired doneness.
  8. To eat, dip the toasted bread circles into the runny eggs.