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Monday, May 9, 2016

Baked Eggs in a Basket

Baked Eggs in a Basket aka Eggs in a Hole, are the perfect breakfast or brunch solution for a crowd. Easy to make right in your oven! 

Baked Eggs in a Basket | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy recipe for baked eggs in a basket aka eggs in hole perfect for breakfast or brunch
It's time for another installment of the Secret Recipe Club.  This month I was assigned to the wonderful blog The Tasty Cheapskate written by Jean! As I began my search for a recipe to make from her blog, I realized almost every single recipe sounded good to me and before I knew it I had bookmarked over 10 selections! Wow!  What a wonderful collection of great dishes to make!

A few of the titles I bookmarked were Renee's Cornbread...(obviously this WILL need to be made in my kitchen at some point), and Lemon Garlic Hummus...because I can never pass up a good recipe for hummus!  Jean says that being "cheap" is in her bones, but I see her as frugal...and couldn't we all benefit from being a little frugal?  I know I can! Jean shares good food, that's good for you and won't empty your wallet.

For this month's reveal, I wanted to do a breakfast recipe, so I decided to go with Jean's Baked Eggs in a Basket.  I've always known these as eggs in a hole and have made them stove top in a  frying pan, which can often be a challenge if you are making them for more than two people.

Baked Eggs in a Basket | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy recipe for baked eggs in a basket aka eggs in hole perfect for breakfast or brunch

By baking them in the oven on a large sheet pan, you can make enough for 6 people (or three hungry ones) all at one time. Jean got creative with her "baskets" and used shaped cookie cutters to make the "hole" in the bread, but I went with the standard circle.

Adjust the amount of time you bake these according to how you like your eggs cooked.  I like my yolk a little runny, so I baked them for about 7 minutes (for my liking, I could have baked them a minute less even). If you like your yolk a little more firm, bake a little longer.

This was a really yummy breakfast and my family loved it!  Thanks Jean for this delicious recipe!  I know I'll be back to The Tasty Cheapskate for more tasty and frugal recipes like this one.

Baked Eggs in a Basket | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy recipe for baked eggs in a basket aka eggs in hole perfect for breakfast or brunch

Have you ever had Eggs in a Basket aka Eggs in a Hole?  Would you ever try baking them instead of frying them?

Baked Eggs in a Basket

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Baked Eggs in a Basket
Easy baked recipe for Eggs in a Basket, perfect for a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 2 TBS butter (I used whipped, salted butter)
  • 6 slices of bread (I used Sprouted wheat bread)
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • freshly snipped chives, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment or silpat. (these will help keep the eggs from sticking to the surface of the pan).
  2. Lightly butter both sides of the 6 slices of bread. Arrange buttered bread on baking sheet.
  3. With a 2"-2 1/2" round cookie cutter, cut out a circle in each slice of bread. Arrange bread circles around the slices of bread on the baking sheet.
  4. Crack one egg into the center of each slice of bread where you made the cut out. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 6 - 9 minutes, depending on the degree of doneness you like your egg.
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins. 
Cook time: 00 hrs. 09 mins.
Total time: 14 mins.
Tags: eggs, breakfast, bread, easy recipe, Secret Recipe Club

Adapted from The Tasty Cheapskate

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7 comments:

  1. I LOVE the idea of baking these so you can do a larger batch - so smart!! We have these about once a year, or every other year, for a fun treat. One of my son's favorites. :)

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  2. I have never thought to bake them either. Genius idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. And thank you for that post and those beautiful pictures.

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  4. I've seen these around the internet a few times but haven't made any yet! They look like the type of recipe that's easy to make but also looks impressive.

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  5. I have never baked mine. Genius!! Thanks for sharing, Renee.

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  6. Oh my, as an insane egg lover, even a 'runny egg' lover, I want this in my tummy NOW, Renee! I could eat this any time -- any day! Great preparation of your selection in the Secret Recipe Club!
    Roz

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  7. I never thought about baking it before!

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