Egg in a Basket or Whatever You Call It!

There is a fun way to cook an egg and a piece of toast at the same time in the same skillet. But there are MANY names for it. 🙂 This is what it looks like…

I found all these names that seem to refer to the same food. ..Egg in a Basket, Egg in a Hole, Egg in a Nest, Toad in a Hole, Bullseye Toast, One-Eyed Gypsy Bandit and Spit in the Eye. Wow! I am very curious to know what you call it at your house! But let’s talk about how to make it, in case you’ve never seen this idea before. 🙂

All you need is a slice of bread, some butter and an egg plus a skillet to cook it in.

Cut a hole out of the center of the slice of bread. I used raisin bread but you can use your favorite bread.

Save the circle of bread and fix it in your favorite way. Maybe add a bit of butter or jelly or toast it and add some cinnamon and sugar.

Melt some butter in the skillet. When the skillet has warmed up, lay the bread in the skillet.

Crack open the egg and pour it into the hole in the bread.

Cook over a medium heat until the egg reaches the stage of doneness that you like. I flipped my Egg in a Basket over and cooked it some on both sides.

Once your egg is cooked, serve it up with a smile! 🙂 Don’t forget to add the circle of bread to your plate! I’m thinking this would be very tasty with a little maple syrup drizzled on top.

This dish is yummy and easy any time of the day! 🙂 Enjoy! And let me know what your family calls it! 😉

Happy National Deviled Eggs Day!

Did you know there is a National Deviled Eggs Day? Nope, I didn’t either. But “luckily” Facebook informed me today so I made deviled eggs to help “celebrate”. 😉 I’m sharing the way we make deviled eggs at our house and it might be different from the way you make them. But they are very yummy and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on them.

The main ingredient you will need is, of course, eggs. Hard boil some eggs using your preferred method.

After the eggs are done cooking, get them into cold water to stop the cooking process.

After the eggs have cooled, peel the shell from them.

Rinse each egg to make sure all the shell pieces have been removed.

Using a sharp knife, cut each egg in half lengthwise.

Carefully remove the yellow yolks and put them together in a small bowl.

Smash the yolks with a fork until they are fine pieces.

Now for my secret ingredient! 😉 Add a dollop of Miracle Whip salad dressing. I prefer to use this over other mayonnaise as it has an extra little tang to it. Add a dash of salt too.

Stir together and add enough Miracle Whip so that the mixture is creamy.

Refill the egg whites using the egg yolk mixture.

Add a sprinkle of Paprika on top of the deviled eggs to add a little flavor and make them look nice.

And they are ready to enjoy! Be sure to refrigerate the deviled eggs until you are ready to serve them and also if you have any leftovers. I hope you enjoy our way of making deviled eggs and that you have a Happy National Deviled Eggs Day! 😉