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Egg in a Basket

Morsels of Life - Egg in the Basket

If there's a dish that goes by many names, it's got to be this one. It's got names like bird's nest, bull's eye eggs, cowboy eggs, egg in the hole, egg in a frame, egg

in a blanket, elephant egg, frog in a hole, toad in a hole (not to be confused with toad in the hole or toad in the hole, gashouse eggs, moon eggs, sunshine toast, Alabama eggs,

Rocky Mountain Toast, magic egg, and more. As many names as it's got, it's still a very simple dish that's quick and not too hard. You're essentially taking a piece of

bread and putting a hole in it (or in my case, just using a bagel). You cook the bread like you would a grilled cheese sandwich (with some butter) and then crack an

egg into the hole. When you place the egg in the hole depends on your desired egg consistency and bread "toasted-ness." If you cut a hole into bread, you can toast the

cut out alongside, and then place it over top the egg, forming the "lid" to your basket.

Egg in a Basket (printable version)
Serve your eggs in toast instead of with toast - a twist on the usual fried eggs and toast that's sure to delight!

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Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 eggs

  • 1 bagel, halved (or two slices bread with center cut out)

  • butter


  1. Melt butter in pan.

  2. Place bagel halves in pan, cut side down.

  3. Crack egg into hole, adding seasonings if desired.

  4. Flip over after egg has set and cook to desired consistency.

This post is part of Tuesdays at the Table.

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