Eggs in a Basket

Easy egg in a basket

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
295 Calories
18g Fat
14g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 467mg 156%
Sodium 464mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 18g
Calcium 87mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Eggs in a basket, also called "eggs in a nest" or "toad in the hole," is a surprisingly quick and easy breakfast. Kids can even make this eggs in a basket recipe themselves.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for eggs in a basket
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  2. Heat an electric griddle to 350 F or heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Place 1 teaspoon of butter on the griddle.

    Place butter on skillet
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  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favorite shape in the center of each piece of bread.

    Cut heart into bread
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  5. Butter 1 side of each piece of bread, including the cutout pieces, with the remaining butter.

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  6. Place the bread, butter-side down on the griddle.

    Place butter side down on griddle
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  7. Break 1 egg into a small dish. Gently slide it into the hole of one of the bread slices.

    Break egg in pan
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  8. Repeat with the remaining egg and bread slice.

  9. Cook until the egg is golden on the bottom, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Cook until egg is browned
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  10. Gently flip to cook on the other side, about 1 minute.

    Gently cook
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  11. Flip the cutout pieces of toast to cook on the other side until toasted, another minute or so.

    Bread on griddle
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  12. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately and enjoy!