Eggs in a Basket
I made eggs in a basket for the first time last weekend. I had never tried them before but let me just tell you that I will absolutely be making them again! They are buttery, eggy goodness and I'm in love. I also came to the realization that if anyone ever asked what style eggs I like most I would be clueless as to what to say. I love so many different cooking methods and really I don't think I've met an egg I didn't love. Ok, that's not entirely true, I don't like when the whites aren't fully cooked. Runny egg whites just skeeve me out.
Aaaanyway, before making Eggs in a Basket, I read a few different versions on how to cook them. In the end I just decided to wing it. I figured I couldn't mess them up and if I did then I would just try again. Here's what I did...
2 slices of white bread with holes in the middle. I didn't have any fancy cookie cutters handy so I just used a shot glass.
Melt butter in the pan and place two slices of bread in the pan to soak up the butter. Pick up the pieces of bread, add more butter to the pan, then place the opposite side of the bread slices in the pan. Both sides should have butter on them.
Crack eggs into the center of the bread. Cook until the underside is nicely browned and the egg whites are mostly cooked.
Flip slices over and cook just long enough to brown the bread a little and finish cooking the egg whites. Add butter to the pan if necessary before flipping.
I've already professed my love for these so I will only add a couple quick thoughts.
I think I may try directly buttering the bread instead of adding the butter to the pan. That would simplify the process and hopefully not change the flavor too much.
I also broke one of the yolks so I'll be more careful next time...although it tastes good with or without runny yolks so you can't loose either way.
Recipe/Photo Source: Yours truly.
What is YOUR favorite way to have eggs?