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Monday, January 11, 2010


Egg-In-A-Hole or Egg-In-A-Basket
I was watching "V" at home one night (for the second time) and I again saw this part where V was cooking egg-in-a-hole. The first time I saw that, I did not know how it was called. Then sometime later I read in a blog (I cannot remember now which one) about this style of cooking egg and toast. It is called several names, but I stuck to this name, easiest to remember and does not make it seem to mystical. Egg-in-a-hole apparently has its origins in the UK (and the movie "V" is set in England).

I tried it and loved it! Perfect for breakfast!

What you need are:

biscuit cutter. , skillet , cover
slices of bread
salt and pepper
(optional) ground basil (or whatever spices you want)

How to:

Heat the skillet on medium. Melt some butter.
Make a hole in the bread slice using a biscuit cutter.
Place bread slice on the skillet. Add some more butter into the hole.
Crack an egg and carefully place into the hole. Sprinkle spices.
Cover to hasten cooking (time will depend on how done you want it).
Flip and briefly cook the other side. You might also want to brown the round bread piece sliced off the center.
Enjoy with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.


  1. creative way to cook an egg-the children will love it.

  2. hi foodbin,
    They sure loved it!

  3. It is similar to how i prepared it, that i learned from my husband and he call it "egg in the basket". :-)

    1. Hi Anonymous,
      Thanks for the info! Isn't it cool? This way of enjoying eggs is a big hit to kids.


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