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French Toast Variation of Eggs in a Basket


"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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16 m servings 269 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 slices)

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  1. Whisk 4 eggs together in a bowl.
  2. Cut 2-inch holes out of the center of each bread slice, reserving the cut-outs.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 269 calories; 17.5 g fat; 13.4 g carbohydrates; 14.5 g protein; 372 mg cholesterol; 310 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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just made eggs in a basket but added half n half, sugar, n cinnamon to top of egg. smells and taste like french toast

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 tradit...