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  • Writer's picturePrachi Marfatia

Eggs In a Basket

A fun and easy way to make your sandwich egg-stra special.

Omelets. I personally don't have much experience with eggs past omelets; in our family we usually just beat a couple up and make a pancake-sized breakfast. A couple days ago though, I heard of this thing called "eggs in a basket", and it looked super cool.(I know, I've been living under a rock all this time if I learned what eggs in a basket were 2 days ago).

The basic concept is you make a big hole in the middle of a bread slice, put it on a pan, pour eggs into the hole on the pan and wait till it cooks, place the circular cutout back into the hole(on top of the egg), flip it, wait a minute or two, and eat the result. (Technically it should be eggs in a hole then, but.....whatever).

See the circle of yellow stuff? That's the egg in the hole where the bread once was.

To this basic recipe, I added in cheese, because, well, cheese, and ketchup, because what's an omelet without ketchup? The result is a delicious egg sandwich with the perfect flavor balance.

You can also eat this recipe for breakfast, obviously, but I thought of it more as a lunch item. Whenever you eat it though, I can assure you it will taste egg-cellent!


Eggs in a Basket

Cuisine: American

Course: Breakfast

Author: Prachi Marfatia

Serves: 1


1 egg

1 slice of bread(or 2 small ones like me)

2 tbsp shredded cheese(I used Parmesan)

A pinch of salt

Ketchup, to serve


Heat a pan over medium heat. Grease it thoroughly with some butter/oil. Cut round hole out in the middle of the bread and place the hole-y bread on the pan. Once the pan is significantly hot, crack an egg into a bowl and scramble it, mix in the cheese, then drop it into the hole in the bread. You can also crack the egg directly into the hole for a more traditional egg in a basket. Once the egg is cooked, flip the slice of bread over and wait for it to cook on the other side. Once cooked, flip onto a plate and serve hot with ketchup. Enjoy!

(If you have 2 small bread slices like me, you can pour half the egg mixture in each hole so it will not overflow).


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minal sathe
minal sathe
Oct 25, 2020

looks yummy. I will try as sanjay loves eggs

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