Eggy in a Basket

Eggy in a basket. Toad in a hole. Hen in a nest.

There are many names for this simple breakfast combo that takes fried eggs and toast to a whole new level. The best part is that it is super easy to make and fun to look at.

Everyone has their preference on the type of bread and eggs to make this recipe their own. I like to use the soft, thickly-sliced egg bread you find in the Asian supermarkets. It is slightly sweet and buttery and has a beautiful baby yellow colour.

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter/margarine
  • salt and pepper
  1. Carefully cut a hole  from the middle of the bread slice.
  2. Spread the butter on each side of the bread including the piece you just cut out.
  3. Heat a pan to medium-high heat. Add a bit more butter to the pan to melt if desired (not neccessary as both sides of the bread are also buttered).
  4. When the pan is hot, quickly place the slice of bread and break the egg into the center hole. photo 1
  5. Keep an eye on the egg and wait for it to cook before you flip the toast (usually around 2 minutes). The bread should toast into warm golden brown. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately, while warm. You can have a lot of fun with this recipe and cut out fun shapes like hearts and stars – simple, easy and delicious!

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