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Eggs in a Basket Recipe

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Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in a Basket

Stephanie Gallagher
Eggs in a basket (also sometimes called eggs in a nest or toad in the hole) is a surprisingly quick and easy breakfast. Kids can even make this eggs in a basket recipe themselves.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees or heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Place 1 teaspoon of butter on the griddle.

  3. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shape in the center of each piece of bread.

  4. Butter one side of each piece of bread, including the cutout pieces, with the remaining butter.

  5. Place the bread, butter side down on the griddle.

  6. Break one egg into a small dish. Gently slide it into the hole of one of the bread slices.

  7. Repeat with the remaining egg and bread slice.

  8. Cook until the egg is golden on the bottom, a minute or two. Gently flip to cook on the other side, about 1 minute.

  9. Flip the cutout pieces of toast to cook on the other side until toasted, another minute or so.

Serve immediately.

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 5 out of 5
eggaholic, Member george_diabetes

As an eggaholic I am just overjoyed with this recipe. It's just grand to be able to cook my eggs a tad differently. Oh yes, I nearly forgot to say my SECOND attempt was tremendous.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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