Eggs in a Basket
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Eggs in a Basket are a fun and easy breakfast dish that can be whipped up in no time. If eggs and toast aren't filling enough, add a side of crispy bacon or fresh cut fruit for your family to enjoy. Be creative and cut different shapes out from the bread for holidays and special days. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • butter
  • seasonings (I used salt, pepper, and garlic powder)
  1. Begin by making the hole in the center of your bread.
  2. Place the object you are using to remove the hole from the bread directly in the center.
  3. Press down and slightly shimmy the cookie cutter (or another object), back and forth to cut through the bread.
  4. Remove the “hole” from the center of the bread and keep it to the side.
  5. Melt the butter over medium heat in a skillet.
  6. Place the bread, along with the cut-out holes, into the skillet.
  7. Carefully crack an egg into the center of each piece of bread.
  8. Sprinkle with your seasonings. I used a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  9. Make sure to keep a close eye on your “holes”. Since they are so small, they cook faster than the eggs in their baskets.
  10. When you decide to flip over your eggs in the basket is a personal preference. I like to still have runny yolks so when I cut into the egg it pours all over the bread and I can mop it up with the toasted bread holes. I flipped my baskets over after about 3 minutes. Note: If you like your eggs more well done, you might want to lower your burner to medium-low. You don’t want to burn your toast while waiting for your eggs to cook.
  11. Let the other side cook and become toasty. I left mine for about a minute on the second side.
  12. Transfer your Eggs in a Basket to a plate and enjoy!
Recipe by Lake Life State of Mind at