Egg in a basket – egg in a bread

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Known by many different names egg in a basket can be prepared in no time and is perfect for a quick breakfast or brunch with your family. It consists in a sunny side up egg cooked inside a frame of savory brioche, bagel or a slice of toasted bread. The yolk remains soft and creamy while the bread is crispy and hot.

Egg in a basket – egg in a bread

Classic easy egg dish recipe – egg in a basket.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, second course
Cuisine vegetarian
Servings 1 person
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 slice of bread thick about 1 – 2 cm
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions: Egg in a basket – egg in a bread

  • Take a slice of bread or a savory brioche. Put a glass upside down in the middle of the slice. Use a sharp knife to cut out a disc of bread along the rim of the glass.
  • Heat oil with butter an a non stick frying pan. Place the slice of bread in the pan and gently break one egg into the hole you have created. Add salt and pepper and cook the egg, on high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Be careful not to break the yolk while flipping the slice over.
  • Serve immediately along with the bread disc, you have cut earlier and toasted in a pan, and a mixed salad of your liking.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 1personCalories: 60kcal
Keyword breakfast, hot breakfast, recipe with eggs
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lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some more easy recipes with eggs check my Egg white proteic frittata and Black olive spread for bread.

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