Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Loli Cooking: Recipe for Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in a Basket

Eggs in a Basket is a cute twist on ordinary baked eggs, or oeufs en cocotte. To make Eggs in a Basket, you will need the following:

  • Eggs
  • Bread, two slices of regular sandwhich bread for every egg
  • Butter
  • A cookie cutter
I cut out a kitten.
Start by pre-heating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie tray by placing a sheet of tin foil on it. I highly recommend the tin foil because if your eggs run, it is a real pain to clean up baked on egg. Just recycle it when you're done.

Next is the fun part. Pick your favorite cookie cutter and cut a hole in one piece of the bread. If you don't have cookie cutters, you can get creative with a good sharp knife. It is important that the bread does not tear or your eggs will run all over. Butter the up side of the bread you did not cut, and both sides of the bread you did. 

Stack your bread with the cut out piece on top, and crack the egg into the bread. If you prefer eggs scrambled you can whip the eggs with a little cream in a bowl before pouring them into the bread. 

Season to taste and bake for about 12 minutes. When they are done the whites should be solid and the yolk should be somewhat solid, but if you prefer a hard yolk, leave them in the oven longer. 


  1. Ohh~ Cute idea with the kitten shape!
    You can also make eggs in a basket fried (as you would fry an egg) but the bread should be pre-toasted. I prefer that way but I'll have to try this way as well to compare!
    Thanks for sharing!~

  2. This is so cute. I've heard of it but have never seen pictures of it. It looks very yummy.