What is the process for making egg in a basket?

Introduction: What is Egg in a Basket?

Egg in a basket, also known as a “toad in a hole” or “bird’s nest,” is a popular breakfast dish that consists of an egg cooked inside a hole in a slice of bread. It’s a simple yet delicious way to start your day and can be customized with different types of bread or toppings. This article will guide you through the process of making egg in a basket, step by step.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

To make egg in a basket, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Bread (white, wheat, or your preferred type)
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Make sure you have all the ingredients before starting the cooking process.

Step 2: Prepare the Bread

Take a slice of bread and butter one side of it. You can use any type of bread you prefer, but it’s recommended to use a thick slice of bread so that the egg stays inside the hole.

Step 3: Cut a Hole in the Bread

Using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, cut a hole in the center of the bread. The hole should be big enough to fit an egg inside, but not too big that the egg spills out. You can also use a knife to cut a hole if you don’t have a biscuit cutter.

Step 4: Heat the Skillet

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. It’s important to use a non-stick skillet so that the egg doesn’t stick to the pan.

Step 5: Melt the Butter

Once the skillet is heated, add a tablespoon of butter and let it melt. Make sure the butter is evenly distributed in the pan.

Step 6: Place the Bread in the Skillet

Place the buttered side of the bread in the skillet, making sure the hole is centered in the pan.

Step 7: Crack an Egg into the Hole

Crack an egg into the hole in the bread. If the hole is too small, you can break the yolk and mix it with the egg white before pouring it into the hole.

Step 8: Cook the Egg and Bread

Let the egg cook for 2-3 minutes or until the egg white starts to set. You can sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the egg if desired.

Step 9: Flip the Bread and Egg

Using a spatula, carefully flip the bread and egg over. Make sure the egg stays inside the hole.

Step 10: Finish Cooking

Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the egg is cooked to your preference. You can cook the egg longer if you prefer a firmer yolk.

Step 11: Serve and Enjoy!

Once the egg and bread are cooked to your liking, remove them from the skillet and serve immediately. You can add additional toppings like cheese, bacon, or avocado if desired. Enjoy your delicious egg in a basket!

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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