This recipe may sound weird to some people, but no matter who I make it for, they love it! Oh and it is a great time saver. It only takes 3 ingredients! Traditional eggs in a basket get an added touch by making French toast with the bread first, a quick and easy breakfast with extra protein.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
16 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 slices
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk 4 eggs together in a bowl.

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  • Cut 2-inch holes out of the center of each bread slice, reserving the cut-outs.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  • Dip bread into the whisked eggs, covering completely on both sides. Place each piece of dipped bread, 1 at a time, into the hot skillet; immediately crack an egg into the hole of the bread. Cook until egg is over-easy, about 1 minute per side.

  • Dip the bread cut-outs into the remaining whisked eggs and cook in the hot skillet until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Place the centers back into the center of each piece of bread to complete the top of the "basket".

Cook's Note:

You can also use cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, or any other spices that you would use for French toast!

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 14.5g 29% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; fat 17.5g 27% DV; cholesterol 372mg 124% DV; sodium 310.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2017
just made eggs in a basket but added half n half sugar n cinnamon to top of egg. smells and taste like french toast Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2017
Although this tasted OK I just prefer the traditional grilled version. I love French toast but not with an over-easy egg; it was just a bit too mushy for me. I like the crispness of the traditional version. Thanks for the idea and I encourage people to try it because it may be for them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2017
just made eggs in a basket but added half n half sugar n cinnamon to top of egg. smells and taste like french toast Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2017
Although this tasted OK I just prefer the traditional grilled version. I love French toast but not with an over-easy egg; it was just a bit too mushy for me. I like the crispness of the traditional version. Thanks for the idea and I encourage people to try it because it may be for them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
I love eggs in a basket! This "version" is the way I grew up eating it. I was rather shocked when I looked up recipes to make eggs in a basket and most recipes just had toast with an egg in the middle. I'm so pleased that someone finally put a recipe out there that allows me to make what I consider traditional eggs in a basket. Read More
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