Parmesan Crusted Eggs in a Basket

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  That’s why I like to have breakfast

As a child one of the first things I learned to cook by myself was eggs in a basket or eggs in a hole.  Not only is it a meal that brings back fond summer memories but it’s a great meal at any time of the day.

Eggs in a Basket

In this version I’ve kicked a traditional eggs in a basket up a notch by adding fresh parmesan cheese and letting it crust up before adding the egg.  And I love a runny yolk so I always have a carton of Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs in the fridge for just such an occasion.  And, when it comes to flavor, they are the best eggs I’ve tasted.  I may grow my own beef but chicken’s are another thing entirely.  It’s nice to know I can get fresh in other ways and feel confident in what I’m eating and what I’m feeding my family.

Eggs in a Basket

Parmesan Crusted Eggs in a Basket
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Serves: 2-4 servings
  • 4 slices of bread, I used Buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs
  1. Melt butter and stir in the parmesan cheese. The butter doesn't need to be hot enough to melt the cheese. Spread ¼ of the mixture on one side of each piece of bread.
  2. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray for good measure.
  3. Place each piece of bread, butter side down, in the skillet. Cook until golden brown. Flip and using a round cookie cutter press and remove the center of the toast. Crack egg into the center of the toast. Fry until the egg reaches your desired consistency. I like mine with a nice runny yolk.
  4. Serve immediately.


  1. I’ve never had an egg better than the ones from our pet chickens. I don’t think I could ever go back to store bought eggs. Luckily, it will be a few years before I have to make that decision. This recipe looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. It’s 1:40am and I so know what I want for breakfast…

  3. I never thought to add cheese to the bread. My favorite breakfast meal just got better! Thanks!

  4. I love eggs in a basket 🙂 such a fun breakfast for a Sunday morning! This recipe is perfect.

  5. I could eat breakfast all day and eggs in a basket is a favorite around here!

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