I’m not a breakfast person usually and eggs are not my favorite, either (I know I’m weird). But I do love a yummy over easy cooked egg and a glass of OJ every now and again. I have come across the recipe for an egg in a basket (or hole) a ton over the years. The first time I made these my oldest ate 3, so I knew I had a keeper of a recipe. He is picky, beyond belief.
You can go all fancy and use a sourdough bread for these. But I rarely have anything fancier than wheat bread, in my house.
Slice of Bread – for each egg in the basket
Egg - for each egg in the basket
*Salt & Pepper (I use salted butter, so I omit the salt)
You will also need something to make a circle, a cookie cutter works well. I happen to have a biscuit cutter. I have no idea why I bought it, I have yet to make homemade biscuits.
Heat up a slice of butter until it gets nice and bubbly and coats the pan.
Cut out circles in your bread slices.
Add a slice of bread to the bubbly butter.
Add one egg to the center and let it fry until you can see it cooked about half way through. I am not big on a really runny over easy so I fry it a little more cooked.
Flip and repeat on the other side. (I added in the little circle, because The Pioneer Woman does it and well because she does it. )
I have my 19 month eating these too, which totally rocks. I love when my entire family enjoys the exact same meal.