Sunday, August 28, 2011

Egg in a Basket

A.K.A. chicken in a/the basket; toad/frog/egg in a/the hole; moon eggs; sunshine toast, etc.

It's basically a piece of toast with a hole in the middle in which an egg is fried. Variation replace the toast with bagel or other bread and/or add sausage or other ingredients. This dish delivers a fuel-filled combination of protein and carbs with a hint of fat -- perfect for breakfast! Balance it out with a glass of OJ or some orange juice.

SO DELICIOUS! Kudos to anyone that's noticed the background has changed from the usual turquoise formica to this curious floral check. This is because I am now living in Taiwan! New banner art to reflect this forthcoming.
Egg in a Basket
Serves 1

1 slice of bread
1 egg
lipid of choice (butter tastes the best!)
seasonings to taste

glass with a sharp rim that is smaller than the bread. Or a biscuit cutter; they work better.
frying pan/skillet
flipper thingy if you need it; I like to use the pan to flip it 'cause that makes me feel fancy, but that takes practice and a lot of messing up :)


1. Heat the skillet to medium-low and add the lipid. Meanwhile, cut the hole in the bread with your glass (or biscuit cutter).

2. Put the two pieces of bread in your skillet. Make sure there is some lipid in the hole portion so that the egg won't stick to the pan. If you like extra toasty toast with sunny-side up eggs, you can wait for the first side to and flip it before adding the egg. If you want extra toasty toast with easy-over eggs, lightly toast both sides before adding the egg, since the egg will be done before the toast is extra toasty.

3. Crack the egg into the hole in the bread/toast. Cook it to your desired done-ness. It helps to wait for the bottom to solidify before flipping :D Don't forget about the little circle of cut-out bread! It's called the 'lid' or 'hat, and can be served with the rest of the dish :)

4. Plate and serve.