Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

This almost ended up being egg in the waste basket. 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 sec (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 runnier 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. The recipe is adopted from the 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 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.

 

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:

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.

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. In a small bowl combine sausage mixture and cheese; set aside and keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean with paper towels.

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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 egg into the hole. Repeat with the other egg and bread slice. Lightly sprinkle the eggs with salt and ground pepper.

 

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

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. 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spread the cut out heart with strawberry jelly.

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2

Egg in a Basket (two ways)

A simple, satisfying breakfast or a late night snack.

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

Directions

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.

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. In a small bowl combine sausage mixture and cheese; set aside and keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean with paper towels.

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.

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 egg into the hole. Repeat with the other egg and bread slice. Lightly sprinkle the eggs with salt and ground pepper. 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. Serve with fresh fruit, more shredded cheese or hot sauce, if you like. Spread the cut out heart with strawberry jelly.

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This recipe was featured on Talented Tuesday Link Party,  Bewitchin’ Projects & Valentine’s Recipes

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19 Comment

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  4. 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

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

    […] Heart-shaped Breakfast Idea […]

  6. 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.

  7. 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 😉

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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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