How to Make Eggs in a Basket...or Whatever It's Called

For being a relatively simple recipe, I was flabbergasted when I first saw eggs in a basket. It's unique. It's cute. Plus, it's the perfect balance of protein & carbs. If you're like me & late in the game of seeing these, eating these, or learning how to make it, I'm going to give you a quick recipe so you can achieve eggs in a basket at your own leisure.

eggs in a basket

// Ingredients //
+ 1 egg
+ 1 slice of bread
+ pan
+ coconut oil or oil of choice

eggs in a basket

// How to make it //

1. Before you deal with the food, begin by heating up your pan. Don't pour the oil until the pan is hot hot hot; it's actually a cooking no-no to place anything before the pan & oil are at the correct temperature. Then drop in coconut oil or your oil of choice. Let the oil heat prior to adding your food. 

eggs in a basket
eggs in a basket

2. Get your piece of bread. Place the cup on top, press down, & gently twist to create the perfect circle for your egg. Voila! It's gorgeous, no? I don't know what other people use to create the circle, so I improvised. Everyone has a cup! Choose one with a smaller rim.

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3. Now put your bread in the pan, crack your egg & place it smack dab in the middle of that perfect circle. The pan should be on medium to low heat or else the bread tends to burn (it'll also burn if you're lallygagging & taking photos!!!). You may want to place a lid on the pan so the top of the egg cooks at the same rate as the bread.

eggs in a basket

4. Keep a close eye on the egg in a basket so the bread doesn't incinerate itself. Wait until you get your desired consistency of the egg. If you like it runny take it off or keep it on the flame for a couple extra minutes so it's 100% cooked.

eggs in a basket

You can add a bit of avocado, maybe some slices of tomato, sautéed bell pepper or whatever your heart desires. This simple, hearty, & vegetarian-friendly recipe is the perfect way to start your day. Hope you enjoy! Have you made eggs in a basket before? Do you have another name for this? What's a quick breakfast you like to make? :]

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58 comments

  1. I have seen these quite a bit, but I have never once attempted to make them. As far as I know eggs in a basket is the name they go by, and as for quick breakfast, usually coffee and creamer with an egg white sandwich in the morning. Of course don't forget the cheese or the Sriracha Sauce. Now I am hungry, and I don't have any of those ingredients. Damn!... Lol

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  2. This looks so good!! Must try!!

    Brittany,
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  3. I honestly do not know what this thing is called exactly, so I cracked up at your post title, omg, haha. I've been wondering how to make this for a while now, so I'll defo be trying this out for breakfast tomorrow! Improvising with a cup, yes, Carmen, yes! Girl's gotta make do, right? Haha, have a lovely weekend!

    May • THE MAYDEN

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    1. Gotta make do, indeed. Yeah, I still don't know what it's called. :P

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  4. Such a cute breakfast! :) I bet it is good with avocado. :)

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  5. This looks so good! Can never be bothered for breakfast but we have time over summer so this is for sure something to try out - it looks sooo yummy :)
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    1. You have to eat breakfast! It's fuel for your body! :]

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  6. I love this easy recipe for breakfast, I'm definitely giving it a shot.

    Mafer, Concientizando x

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  7. Oooh yes! I love it! I always watched the cooking videos in Youtube too lol

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    1. I love watching cooking videos & shows! :]

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  8. This is very cute. I'll try it for breakfast tomorrow :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  9. I've never tried this before, looks awesome!
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  10. I'm so lazy when it comes to breakfast ! I just survive with a cup of coffee. I'll give this a try! :)

    ♡SleepyHeaven♡

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    1. Just coffee??! Eek! Get some food & nutrition in you too. :]

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  11. I've wanted to try this for a very long time! I might make it soon :) Thanks for sharing xo

    Erika
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  12. I have seen this many times but never tried it! Will definitely try it when I have some time in the morning :)

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    1. Give it a go. It takes under 5 minutes. :]

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  13. I loved this idea! I will for sure prepare it, it's exactly the way I like some dinners - avocado is my favorite food, then tomatoes and I eat them with bread - and with that egg is excellent!
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    1. Awesome idea, Denise. It would make a tasty dinner too. :]

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  14. Looks delicious!
    xx
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  15. NICE
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    THANK YOU

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  16. I had never heard of eggs in a basket before but I love this idea! I don't personally eat eggs but I know my son will love this :) x

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    1. Yeah, great idea. I think kids would like it too. :]

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  17. I have no idea what it's called (: but I love them too
    Nati xx
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  18. Looks delish! I'd put an egg on anything if I could :-)
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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  19. I don't like egg, but if I did, I would try this any day!!
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  20. I've never tried this before, fun idea for breakfast :)

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  21. Ha that's a pretty cool idea!

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  22. So smart!!! Awesome.
    Xo

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  23. This is such a cute little creation! I definitely want to try this for my breakfast one morning.

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    1. You can use different shapes too, if you have a cookie cutter. :]

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  24. This looks AMAZING

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  25. i've always wanted to try this!

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  26. I already do this, but I cut the bread with a heart shade instead of a circle :)
    xoxo

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    1. Heart shape! That's a fantastic idea. :]

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  27. Oh my god, I love these, I used to make
    them all the time! Think I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow!
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  28. Looks so yummy, this is what I call a healty snack, I have to try it!

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  29. I haven't had this in a long time. Always looking to improve my egg game.
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  30. Thanks for sharing this! I'll have to give it a try, I've never made it myself. XO
    Christine
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  31. These are SO cool! I love making them. When I was a child, like 7 years old, I found these on some cooking computer game I had and I've been making them ever since! I'm so glad you discovered these :)

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    1. Cooking computer game. That sounds cool. :]

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  32. I really need to attempt this sometime. I love eggs, and love bread, so it's the perfect combination!

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    1. Great taste & the perfect combo of protein & carbs. :]

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  33. This is about a gazillion times healthier than my fried version and I love it!
    And will definitely be adding some avo to this version. Gorgeous.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Yeah, mine isn't super duper fried. :]

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  34. I don't know why but this excites me so much more than just egg on toast haha!

    thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, because it's egg IN toast! hehe. :]

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  35. You make this look so easy!! Definitely need to try this on a lazy Sunday morning. Maybe I'll even surprise my boyfriend haha.

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    1. I'm sure he'll be pleasantly surprised. ;]

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  36. I tried this once about a year ago, but it was a total fail. I tried it again after this post and it worked! It was incredible! Thanks! I'm sure this will become one of my go to's:)

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  37. Growing up we always called these Eggs on Toast. Very creative name right? I also flip mine and cook them on both sides. I always cross my fingers hoping I won't break the egg when I flip it. I'm going to give this a try with coconut oil next time! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. I had this for dinner yesterday! :)

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