Eggs in a Basket

Heart shaped 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.

  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.

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

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

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

  7. Break 1 egg into a small dish. Gently slide it into the hole of one of the bread slices.

  8. Repeat with the remaining egg and bread slice.

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

  10. Gently flip to cook on the other side, about 1 minute.

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

  12. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately and enjoy!