Joey Tribbiani from Friends calls them “eggs with the bread with the hole in the middle à la me”, other people would also refer to them as Eggs in a Basket. Which is a lot less creative. These are perfekt for when you’re looking for a super-fast meal that requires minimal ingredients and close to zero cooking skills, a state which is also known as “the everyday survival struggle of a student”. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, when your fridge is empty or simply to get rid of leftover bread and eggs.
Eggs with the bread with the hole in the middle à la me
- bread slices (the bigger, the better)
- eggs (one for each bread slice)
- cooking oil
- salt and pepper
Fire up a pan on the stove and wait until the oil in the pan is hot. In the meantime cut a hole into your bread slices (some very creative people even use cookie cutters for this) and throw them in the pan. Then crack an egg into the bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Flip the slice once the egg is firm and wait until other side is also crispy and ready. Voilá!
In case you have only extremely small bread slices as I did, you can also stack two on top of each other, making more room to hold the egg. 🙂