Egg in a Basket – Two Ways

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

This almost ended up being the egg in the wastebasket. Instead of taking enough time to prepare this lovely breakfast I rushed and used a shortcut. The eggs didn’t cook fast enough (and I haaaate runny eggs) so I thought to broil them just for a sec. Then I got distracted for a second (which happens often at my age) and my bread got burned. Gah! Hate when that happens. I wish I had a helper to take photos of the process for me. Or clean up. Wait, who am I kidding? My favorite phrase is GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN!

Anyhow, for some good reason the eggs didn’t cook evenly in the oven. So, Hubs got served the runny one, which he likes. And the burned side of the bread wasn’t bitter as I expected thanks to the sausage mix. Otherwise, this is a really good meal. I adapted this recipe from an old issue of Midwest Living magazine. I think next time I’ll leave out the mushrooms. I couldn’t even tell they were in there so why bother.

A simpler way to make an egg in a basket is to leave out the sausage mixture and just bake the egg in a hole. Make the hole heart-shaped and you’ll earn extra points for serving a fancy breakfast on Valentine’s Day or any day. Just because.

Need a gluten-free hearty and healthy egg dish for breakfast? Then you will love these German-style eggs with pan-fried sweet potatoes.

Ingredients:
Serves 2

  • 2 pork sausage patties
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup bell pepper, finely chopped (any color)
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices Home Style or Texas toast bread
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Salt and ground black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. With a 2-inch round cookie cutter or a small juice glass, cut out the center of each bread slice. Spread both sides of the bread slices with the butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage patties, mushrooms, pepper, and onions until meat is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring to break up sausage as it cooks. Remove sausage mixture from the skillet; drain.
  3. In a small bowl combine sausage mixture and cheese; set aside and keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean with paper towels.
  4. In the same skillet, toast bread on one side over medium heat about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn the bread slices over.
  5. Break one of the eggs into a small measuring cup with a handle or a small bowl. Holding the lip of the cup as close to the bread as possible, carefully slide the egg into the hole. Repeat with the other egg and bread slice. Lightly sprinkle the eggs with salt and ground pepper.
  6. Cook, covered for 10-15 minutes or until eggs are firm to your likeness. Transfer the slices to your serving plates. Spoon sausage mixture atop bread slices, avoiding the egg as much as possible.
  7. Spread the cutout heart with strawberry jelly.
  8. Serve with fresh fruit, more shredded cheese or hot sauce, if you like.

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

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Egg in a Basket (two ways)

5 from 4 votes
Egg in a Basket (two ways)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
A simple, satisfying breakfast or a late night snack.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 2 Pork Sausage patties
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh Mushrooms finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Bell Pepper finely chopped (any color)
  • ¼ cup Green Onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 slices Home Style or Texas Toast Bread
  • 2 teaspoons Butter
  • Salt and ground black Pepper
Instructions
  1. With a 2-inch round cookie cutter or a small juice glass, cut out the center of each bread slice. Spread both sides of the bread slices with the butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage patties, mushrooms, pepper, and onions until meat is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring to break up sausage as it cooks. 
  3. Remove sausage mixture from the skillet; drain. In a small bowl combine sausage mixture and cheese; set aside and keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean with paper towels.

  4. In the same skillet, toast bread on one side over medium heat about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn the bread slices over.
  5. Break one of the eggs into a small measuring cup with a handle or a small bowl. Holding the lip of the cup as close to the bread as possible, carefully slide the egg into the hole. Repeat with the other egg and bread slice. Lightly sprinkle the eggs with salt and ground pepper. 
  6. Cook, covered for 10-15 minutes or until eggs are firm to your likeness. Transfer the slices to your serving plates. Spoon sausage mixture atop bread slices, avoiding the egg as much as possible.

  7.  Spread the cutout heart with strawberry jelly.

  8.  Serve with fresh fruit, more shredded cheese or hot sauce, if you like.

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54 Comment

  1. Reply
    Leanna
    January 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    This is such a great post. Your recipe is not only pretty and themed, its inexpensive, healthy and easy to do. I bet you helped out more than one single Mom coming up with this idea. I love it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you, Leanna! I really appreciate it. 😀

  2. Reply
    Petra
    January 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Not sure I could choose one just one. They both look and sounds delicious 🙂
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 22, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      Don’t choose, have them both! 😉 Thanks, Petra.

  3. Reply
    Kathy A
    January 21, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    I make “egg in a hole” more simply. I melt margarine the the frying pan, coat both sides of the bread, rip out a hole in the bread center and eat the buttery goodness, then break the egg into the hole, and cook on low heat. A slice of cheese on the top after it is flipped is good, too. This was Dennis Wilson’s,( Beach Boys drummer), favorite breakfast. So I have been making this since I was a teenager (now 66) and an avid reader of fan magazines!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      Mmm, cheese! Sounds wonderful and easy.

  4. Reply
    Jelica
    January 21, 2018 at 10:53 am

    This looks great, Jas. I loved your opening story – sometimes what appears to be the easiest recipe can often become disastrous if we’re not careful 😉 I could TOTALLY relate! Anyway, will need to try this one with hubby. Breakfast is by far our favourite meal of the day!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      Happens more often than I care to admit, LOL. Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

  5. Reply
    Miz Helen
    January 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I love your special Heart In One, and the sausage ring looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Miz Helen, you are so kind. Thank you!

  6. Reply
    Lynda Hardy
    January 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    These look delicious! What a wonderful breakfast! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs.
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      I’m glad you like it, Lynda! Thank you.

  7. Reply
    Lily
    January 20, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Love that you offer two ways to serve this delicious breakfast. If I had to pick one, it would be the heart shaped one with strawberry jam. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks, Lily! Me too. The other one is better for brunch, I think.

  8. Reply
    Judith Graber
    January 20, 2018 at 6:29 am

    I know this by “toad in a hole” too! Cute idea for Valentine’s Day – I know a few people would appreciate this. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.
    Judith Graber recently posted…Meatballs With Pureed Onions and Two CheesesMy Profile

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      I’ve heard that name too. It’s so cute, I can imagine kids would love it better. 🙂

  9. Reply
    Leslie
    January 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    So adorable! I’ve never made eggs in a basket, but might just have to change that if they can be as cute as yours. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Aw, I bet you can make them cuter! :*

  10. Reply
    Barbara Windle
    January 18, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    The heart one is so cute. I also like that you used sausage with the second one. They both look good.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you, Barbara! 🙂

  11. Reply
    Carol@BlueskyatHome
    January 18, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Jas, breakfast for Valentine’s Day is a great idea and this dish looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 19, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      I’m happy you like it, Carol! Have a blessed weekend!

  12. Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    January 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    WOW. By some incredible coincidence, I had almost this VERY breakfast just hours ago! Well really, just the egg-in-toast with some cheese on top—but STILL! This is so incredibly cute. How wonderful would this be for breakfast in bed?! #BrillBlogPosts

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      Wow, how about that? 😀 Cheese on top? Sign me up, lol.

  13. Reply
    Jann Olson
    January 17, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Such a cute idea. Love the heart one! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  14. Reply
    Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots
    January 17, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Love this! What a cute Velentine’s Day idea!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 17, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Thank so much, Julie! 🙂

  15. Reply
    Michele Morin
    January 16, 2018 at 8:53 am

    This looks wonderful! I”ve never tried it before, but I know my family would love it.
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 16, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks, Michele! It’s fun to switch it up once in a while 🙂

  16. Reply
    lisa
    January 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

    My dad would make this for me, but he called it “egg in a pocket” and now I love making it for my kids. I never added sausage, but next time I will because all four love it.
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Awe, that’s a great memory, Lisa! Isn’t it funny how the best memories are triggered by food? 🙂

  17. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    January 15, 2018 at 4:12 am

    A perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast! 😀 Thanks for sharing, Jas! Have a fab week!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you, Jhuls! Right back at ya! 🙂

  18. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    January 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Helen!

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  22. Reply
    Antionette Blake
    February 2, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    What a great idea for a brunch or breakfast in bed. #TurnitupTuesday

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 3, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Thanks Antoinette, my husband sure liked it

  23. Reply
    Sweet Snack Ideas for Valentine's Day
    February 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm

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  24. Reply
    Sherry
    January 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    What a clever idea! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

  25. Reply
    Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweeter
    January 26, 2015 at 12:11 am

    I love these (especially the heart for Valentine’s day)… might just do this next week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Thanks Kirsten, it’s the little things 😉

  26. Reply
    Becky at Cooking with Vinyl
    January 25, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    These look awesome! Breakfast is my favorite meal, so I can’t wait to try. I’m a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks Becky! I will visit you as well. Hugs 🙂

  27. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    January 24, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Adorable! I love sweet and savoury for breakfasts so this is a great idea. Love it done both ways. Pinning!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 25, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Thanks BAM! Hugs

  28. Reply
    susan - ofeverymoment
    January 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    What a perfect Valentines day alternative to the heart-shaped pancakes I have made in the past! The beautiful photo really caught my eye at the Favorite Things Hop!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind note, Susan

  29. Reply
    Linda
    January 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    How sweet! That was one of my favorite breakfasts and the heart shape is so sweet. Great pix too. The Girl Scouts called it toad in a hole.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

      What a cute name – toad in a hole!

  30. Reply
    jo@jocooks.com
    January 21, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Love eggs in a basket, my all time favorite dessert. Make it on weekends often!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 22, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Oh, hi Jo! So happy you stopped by. I like the way you think. Hugs 🙂

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