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!
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.
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.
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
Easy baked recipe for Eggs in a Basket, perfect for a crowd!
- 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
- 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).
- Lightly butter both sides of the 6 slices of bread. Arrange buttered bread on baking sheet.
- 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.
- Crack one egg into the center of each slice of bread where you made the cut out. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 6 - 9 minutes, depending on the degree of doneness you like your egg.
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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