Egg in a Basket

Egg in a Basket

Got eggs? Got sliced bread? Got breakfast. This is an easy go-to favorite of mine on weekends.



  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 bread
  3. 1 Teaspoon butter
  4. 1 Pinch salt
  5. 1 Pinch pepper , freshly ground
  6. 1 Pinch dill (optional)


10 mins
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    Heat a frying pan to medium-low. Grease with a small amount of butter.

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    Butter the bread. Cut an approximately 6cm x 5cm oval from the middle of the buttered bread.

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    Place this buttered bread and the oval in the frying pan, separate from each other. Crack an egg into the bread. (It should make a sizzling sound.)

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    Add salt and freshly ground pepper to the top of the egg, and dill (if you are using it).

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    When the butter on the topside of the bread melts, it is time to flip the egg over. (You can also look at the bottom of the cut-out oval of bread - if it is browned, it is ready). Be careful to not separate the egg from the bread.

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    Add salt and pepper (and dill) to the other side.

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    Serve warm. The egg yolk should be a little runny so you can sop it up with the small cut-out oval of bread.

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    (If you prefer your eggs more well-done, the entire process can be done at a lower temperature so that the egg cooks through all the way.)

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