Do your kids like toast and fried eggs? If so, they will love this even more because it is so cute. The dish is so simple and is apparently called by lots of different names, egg in a basket, egg in a nest, egg in a hole, hen in a nest, etc.
Also, if you are not that great at frying eggs without messing up the yolk when you flip it, this will make it even easier since the toast acts as an “egg ring”.
No matter what you call it, it is yum. And the kids do love it.
Note: You will need biscuit or cookie cutter that is smaller than the piece of bread you are using. While I used a traditional round cutter, if you have a fun shaped one such as a star or heart or animal, give that a try. 🙂
Eggs in a Basket
- 4 slices of 100% whole wheat bread
- 4 organic eggs
- real butter
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Use biscuit or cookie cutter to cut one hole in the middle of each of your four pieces of bread. Save both pieces.
- Put a little butter in a frying pan over medium heat and when melted, place all the pieces of bread in pan.
- Crack eggs into each of the “holes” in your four pieces of bread. Sprinkle egg with a little salt and pepper.
- When toast is lightly browned on bottom, flip all the pieces of bread. Don’t forget to flip the cut-out round, too.
- Cook until eggs are at your desired doneness… over easy, over hard, etc.
- Remove from pan and plate with the cut-out piece of bread as the “top” or “lid” for your basket. Serve immediately.
Hot breakfast in less than 5 minutes! My kids like these with egg whites to fully set and the yolk still nicely runny so you have something to dip your “top” in. Since the dish already includes protein and whole grains, I just like to serve these with some fresh fruit for breakfast.