How to Cook an Egg in a Basket

How to cook an egg in a basket or as some call it a toad in the hole. It is a perfect simple breakfast or late night snack.

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Get one piece of lovely bread. The bigger the better.

Get one piece of lovely bread. The bigger the better.

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Lightly toast your bread. This prevents soggy bread and helps cook bread faster. The cooking time of an egg is too short to attempt both at once. Plus this gives a nice treat as you will see.

Lightly toast your bread. This prevents soggy bread and helps cook bread faster. The cooking time of an egg is too short to attempt both at once. Plus this gives a nice treat as you will see.

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Cover side one in butter.

Cover side one in butter.

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Now cover side two in butter. Important to do both sides & edges of bread because you will end up flipping the bread halfway through, the butter helps cook / not burn.

Now cover side two in butter. Important to do both sides & edges of bread because you will end up flipping the bread halfway through, the butter helps cook / not burn.

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Now for the fun part. Take a small cup or a lid from a spray on butter can or something like that. Something about 2 - 2.5 inches in diameter works best.

Now for the fun part. Take a small cup or a lid from a spray on butter can or something like that. Something about 2 - 2.5 inches in diameter works best.

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Now cut a hole with the lid right through the middle of the bread.

Now cut a hole with the lid right through the middle of the bread.

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Perfect. You can see how there is ample space around the edges. This allows the bread not to break easily.

Perfect. You can see how there is ample space around the edges. This allows the bread not to break easily.

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Now for my favorite part, take the small puck and eat it, it is delicious. It is like the perfect piece of toast.

Now for my favorite part, take the small puck and eat it, it is delicious. It is like the perfect piece of toast.

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Turn your heat on to about medium. Get the pan nice and warm.

Turn your heat on to about medium. Get the pan nice and warm.

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Now take your pan, heat it up and place the bread in the pan with a teaspoon of butter in the middle.

Now take your pan, heat it up and place the bread in the pan with a teaspoon of butter in the middle.

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Once the butter is nice and melted and starts to sizzle a little bit, it is time to bring in the egg.

Once the butter is nice and melted and starts to sizzle a little bit, it is time to bring in the egg.

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Now crack an egg right into the middle of the hole.

Now crack an egg right into the middle of the hole.

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Salt-and-pepper a little bit to add flavor

Salt-and-pepper a little bit to add flavor

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Now cook for about a minute and a half. Carefully lift up the edge and see if the bottom is nice and solid maybe a little bit of golden brownness.

Now cook for about a minute and a half. Carefully lift up the edge and see if the bottom is nice and solid maybe a little bit of golden brownness.

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Now flip it. You can see the egg has been cooked nicely on side one. The  egg has cooked into the edges of the bread nicely. Again salt-and-pepper.  Cook the second side about a minute or so.

Now flip it. You can see the egg has been cooked nicely on side one. The egg has cooked into the edges of the bread nicely. Again salt-and-pepper. Cook the second side about a minute or so.

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The second side takes a little bit less time to cook, but check and feel if the firmness is to your taste.  Some like it more runny some like it more firm.

The second side takes a little bit less time to cook, but check and feel if the firmness is to your taste. Some like it more runny some like it more firm.

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Flip back over as the first side is typically the pretty side, and place it on your plate.

Flip back over as the first side is typically the pretty side, and place it on your plate.

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You can either use a fork or eat it like normal toast, but warning if you like it runny, a fork is preferred to avoid the mess.  The nice runny yolk and the toasty bread makes a great combination.

You can either use a fork or eat it like normal toast, but warning if you like it runny, a fork is preferred to avoid the mess. The nice runny yolk and the toasty bread makes a great combination.

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