Mary's Eggs in a Basket

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 274.0
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 425.0 mg
  • Sodium: 411.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g

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This has been a long time favorite breakfast for me. This has been a long time favorite breakfast for me.
Number of Servings: 1


    * *Smart Balance Light Buttery Spread with Flax Oil, .5 tbsp (remove)
    * Sara Lee, Delightful Wheat Bread, 1 slice, 2 serving (remove)
    * Egg, fresh, 2 large (remove)
    * *Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves, 0.5 tbsp (remove)


Preheat a flat non stick skillet on med heat. Spread the butter spread on all side of the bread. Use a glass or biscuit cutter to cut out a circle in the center of the bread. Put all four pieces in skillet and crack each egg letting it fill the open center of bread. I also sprinkle eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper. After a couple of minutes turn all pieces over, toasting bread and cooking the eggs to your taste. I prefer cooking eggs to an over medium so I will have some yolk to run onto bread. That should take a couple more minutes. Then I remove from pan and use the jelly on the little circles. Enjoy!!!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MNM20107.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Good breakfast - 11/1/17

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    The first time I had eggs in a basket was not too long ago, my boyfriend made it for me for breakfast. Sadly, he didn't make it as healthy as this, but I do prefer this recipe over his! lol It's a very tasty breakfast! - 9/9/09

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    I use to eat these as a child and I am now 62 yrs old. Mom called it Mary Jane in a pot. Thanks for the memory. It is yummy and a good way to get kids to eat eggs. - 7/29/09

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    This is a favorite breakfast for me. It is also good with honey spread on the cutout piece. Yum! - 2/4/09

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    i will do this again - 8/6/08

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    It is different and an easy breakfast to make now and then. - 8/24/07