This my lovelies, is an egg, enshrined in a bread and lovingly called egg in a basket. No gourmet affair mind you, but an affair still, of the wondrous bread and egg..meant to be eaten as a morning staple, after a night of excesses in bar or bed.
This is just the kind of breakfast you make, while groggy from last nights decadence. You want something simple but not too sloppy, and it does not get simpler than this, while still maintaining a bit of rustic chic. I mean what could be better than a buttery golden crisp toast, with a cavity filled with golden ooze of sunlit eggs? This is a miracle cure and a smashing breakfast, especially if you’re in a critical need to nurse your hangover or sore aching parts.
don’t you love it already? it has only three ingredients. Bread, eggs and butter.
to make the basket to fit in the eggs, grab a cookie cutter or even a random glass and press into your bread
to get a basket
I used two different sized glasses to get two different sized baskets, because sometimes in food and in life you gotta live on the edge.
check them baskets out..or holes, or voids that is your life if you make these and eat alone.
over medium heat, melt as much butter in a skillet/pan. This is supposed to be comforting, so if you’re looking at skimping on the fat then you might as well feast on air and call it a day.
swirl the butter around to coat the pan, and put your basket bread on the melted butter
gently, lower in the cracked egg. It makes life a lot easier if you crack the egg in a separate bowl.
see, make sure you slide it gently, and it’ll sit pretty.
season lightly with salt
and gently nudge the sides after 30-40 seconds to see if you can flip it.
flip and let it cook on the other side as well.
ok, so let’s revise again! this time with the other bread with a smaller basket…so bread atop melting butter on medium low flame
slide in the egg
admire your handiwork
season with salt and pepper
flip after few seconds and we don’t want the basket covers going waste, so we toast those too.
oh my my, what do we have here? a perfect breakfast?
totally optional, but I do it..because life is short and it’s always a good idea to make it shorter..add a slice of ham
bask in glory
but just this is absolutely perfect too.
bread- 2 slices
butter- 2-4 tablespoons
cut out cavities from the middle of your bread by sinking in a cookie cutter or proportionately sized glass rim, make sure its diameter isn’t bigger than the surface of the bread.
melt butter in a skillet on medium heat and place the bread on the melting butter, and slide in the cracked egg in the bread cavity. Season with salt and pepper and flip after a 30-40 seconds once the lower side is golden and egg is cooked. Cook the other side until golden and cooked.