Egg in the Basket

Egg in the Basket

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 144.5
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 212.5 mg
  • Sodium: 193.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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Introduction

Commonly known as Egg in the Basket, or Toad in the Hole, I loved these things growing up! (Did I mention I still love them today?) Commonly known as Egg in the Basket, or Toad in the Hole, I loved these things growing up! (Did I mention I still love them today?)
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 slice of bread
    1 large egg
    Butter flavored Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

Cut out the center of the bread with the rim of a juice glass. Spray a small skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray, and turn on medium heat. Place the bread on the skillet, and crack the egg in the center.

Cook until it's done to your liking and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SES1980.

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Egg in the Nest...haven't had for a long time. I liked to whip the yolk & egg whites together with a fork, pour some into the hole & some over the top of the bread, then flip over for a more even cooking of the egg. Serve with a bit of sugar free syrup. - 1/22/10

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is classic! My sister loves using bagels (cut in half), and mixes it up using different kinds (flax, onion, poppyseed, etc). It's great & easy! I recommend making the bagel centre a little larger so the egg has more room. - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! Another thing I found out is that you can take the little circles and make mini french toast out of them. I will be posting the recipe a little later. Also with the left over eggs, you can make scrambled eggs! - 3/13/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this! Like another poster, I used some of Sara Lee's Delightful bread, and I added a wedge of Laughing Cow Queso Fresco and Chipotle light cheese for a total of 155 calories. - 12/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is a favorite of mine because it quick, simple and filling. - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LOVED IT! Added some more calories w/ a slice of cheese on top... delicious! - 1/21/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    "BIRD IN A NEST" is what we called them on the east coast..If you make them with Texas toast they are crazy good! - 11/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was the very first recipe that I learned in Home Economics in middle school many years ago. Will have to try it again soon. - 8/7/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been eating these all my life. I call them "eggs in a frame" which is what I was told by my mother they were called. My husband who lived in the UK till age 5 calls them "eggies in the basket" - 8/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A favorite growing up and still today. Funny how everyone has different names for this recipe - largely depending upon what part of the country you are in. We refer to this recipe as "Sunshine Toast". - 2/2/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just made my own version of this! Used 100 calorie sandwich thins and added provolone cheese and hot sauce! Can't believe how fast it was to make! No excuses anymore about skipping breakfast or getting it from a fast food chain. Thanks for posting this - 12/27/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is yummy. Not toad in the Hole, though - that is sausages cooked in Yorkshire Pudding batter in the oven. totally different thing!!!!!!! Also yummy but a lot less conducive to weight loss/healthy living! - 8/10/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this but I use RAISIN BREAD, believe it or not, it is a very very good combination! Many raisin breads are higher fiber and made with whole wheat. I cut out the center of the bread with a muffin or cookie cutter so that the middle can be pushed out easier. - 7/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the reminder. Ate these growing up. these are comfort food for sure! - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were my favorite childhood breakfast. So simple, but so fun (esp. for the kids), and really quite yummy. Though my mom used a whole lot of butter in the process, and added cheese to the top. Sometimes a slice of ham, too. - 10/21/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    we called this scout toast because my kids learned to make it at scouts - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yum! I never had these growing up that I can remember anyways but it is something I will continue to eat from now on. I added some seasoning to the egg once I cracked it into the center. - 10/12/09

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  • Nice !! - 1/7/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great recipe. It's quick, easy and tasty. - 1/4/20

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  • Thanks - 11/20/19

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  • Great idea shows that cheese was added but not in recipe - 5/27/19

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  • Good
    good - 5/21/19

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  • Very Good
    an old favorite - 5/9/19

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  • Looks great - 5/8/19

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  • Looks god and easy. A must try - 4/30/19

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  • Use egg substitute and Nature's Own Sugar Free Bread brings the calories down. - 4/19/19

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  • great breakfast item - 4/19/19

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  • yum - 4/16/19

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  • yummy - 3/17/19

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  • Very Good
    Will try this tomorrow. - 3/11/19

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  • Incredible!
    Great for supper, too! - 3/9/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 2/25/19

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  • Simple meal, which I need every now and then. - 2/23/19

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 2/22/19

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  • quick and easy -- just what I need in the mornings! - 2/7/19

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  • Quick, easy and enjoyable way to have an egg. - 2/3/19

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  • Very Good
    Simple and tasty - 1/18/19

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  • Very Good
    Egg in The Nest is one of my favorites - 1/1/19

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  • I haven't tried this yet but I plan to when I buy some more eggs and bread. - 12/29/18

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  • very tasty - 12/19/18

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  • Incredible!
    Yum - 12/17/18

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  • I tried this recipe this morning and enjoyed it. It was also filling. - 12/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum - 12/14/18

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  • NICE - 11/13/18

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  • These are really great................... - 11/2/18

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  • Memories of childhood when my mother made this for me! - 10/13/18

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  • Very Good
    An oldie, but goodie. I have eaten this since I was a kid. - 10/7/18

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  • Incredible!
    my grandsons loved this when i severed it to them for their stay over breakfast . loved the idea of their toast and egg in the middle . - 10/7/18

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  • Fun for a Sunday breakfast! My kids love 'em. - 9/24/18

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  • Sounds good! I might cook the first side of the bread (something like a grilled cheese) then flip it and add the egg. May try this tomorrow. - 9/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy - 9/17/18

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  • Fantastic breakfast!!! - 9/17/18

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  • Great! - 9/7/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good. My grandmother use to make this for me . - 9/3/18

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  • very good love this - 9/2/18

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  • Incredible!
    Can't wait to try this - 8/30/18

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is boring. Mom used to whip the egg whites, mound it on toast, bake until lightly brown, then put the egg yolk in the top of the mound and bake a little more. Much better! - 8/28/18

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  • Great base for an open face sandwich - 8/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    Love this, I love a thick bread with this. - 8/22/18

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  • Very Good
    good - 4/23/18

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  • Very Good
    This has long been a family favorite in our household. - 3/23/18

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  • We call this Birdie in the Nest. An English friend of mine calls it Toad in the Hole. - 3/10/18

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  • I love eggs in all forms. This one is super. - 3/5/18

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  • Good
    Not too good with the egg that is not scrambled..... - 12/28/17

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  • Looks nice and quick! - 12/22/17

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  • Incredible!
    This is just simply awesome! - 12/12/17

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  • Great recipe - 12/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    I made this recipe eggs in a basket, which I used to call Pooky Hole Egg when my daughter was little. This was so easy to make and tastyl. I told her about it and she said she had made it just a week ago for breakfast for her family. Great recipes never go out of style. - 11/30/17

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  • A great breakfast or lunch or dinner! - 11/29/17

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  • good - 11/23/17

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  • interesting - 11/17/17

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  • great - 11/12/17

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  • MADE THESE ALL THE TIME WHEN MY KIDS WERE YOUNG. CALLED THEM "TOAD IN A HOLE". THE CIRCLE WE CUT OUT WAS TOASTED AND USED TO DIP INTO THE YOLK. - 10/28/17

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  • Very Good
    Quick & tasty - 10/28/17

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  • breakfast tomorrow - 10/26/17

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  • Yum - 10/18/17

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  • Incredible!
    - 10/5/17

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  • Incredible!
    Have made this forever & LOVE it! I like to top it with some avocado & salsa. I make a little dessert with the bread part that's cut out: toast with some butter and toss in cinnamon sugar - YUM! - especially with dark coffee. - 9/1/17

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  • Very Good
    my husband loves this..
    wonder why the picture shows cheese on it..bu not in the recipe..
    - 8/22/17

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  • Incredible!
    cute - 8/14/17

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  • nice - 8/12/17

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  • Incredible!
    Loved this - 8/8/17

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  • Fun! - 8/8/17

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  • OK - 8/7/17

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  • Incredible!
    This is a fun way to ramp up a healthy breakfast! Yum! - 7/27/17

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  • Incredible!
    I have always loved them too. I do the same thing with corned beef has; use it in place of the toast. - 7/27/17

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  • A good breakfast - 7/26/17

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  • Interesting - 7/26/17

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  • Quick and simple. Very nice breakfast. - 5/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    Love this! - 3/27/17

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  • Incredible!
    love it easy and hubby loves it and he like it with rye bread - 3/4/17

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  • Very Good
    Tasted super good and it was easy to make!! - 1/22/17

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  • Incredible!
    Love this! - 7/19/16

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  • Very Good
    Quick fast and easy! - 12/11/14

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  • Incredible!
    My mom made these when I was a little kid. I hadn't had these for year and years until one day I was visiting my brother and his wife. My brother made these and they were so good. My Mom and brother would also brown the circle that was cut out of the bread. We called it Egg in the Hole. - 4/16/14

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  • Incredible!
    I tried them with the butter flavor spray and they are still almost as good as using butter bread. love love love it!! I have made them for years but we always called them pop eye eggs. - 9/24/13

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  • Very Good
    So simple and always good. - 9/14/13

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  • The picture shows cheese on it but doesn't call for it. Hmmm - 8/9/13

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  • Had it for breakfast this morning....Great - 8/1/13

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  • Delicious! - 7/5/13

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