The simplest of breakfasts.
Well, not just breakfast, because I could and do, eat eggs in a basket anytime of day. But before I get into all that deliciousness, let me visually abuse you for a moment.
See that? That is what happens when microwave egg poaching goes horribly wrong. The process is fairly simple- water and a splash of vinegar in a ramekin, crack an egg in it, pierce the yolk with a sharp object, partially cover with plastic wrap and nuke for about a minute and a half or until desired doneness.
...I clearly did not pierce fiercely enough, because about a minute into microwaving magic I heard the sound of my poor little egg exploding. Egg bits and water, everywhere. That was enough to put me off poached egg for the morning.
Egg in a basket time.
How to: Nonstick pan, medium heat. Butter a slice of bread and cut a hole out of the middle. Place in pan, buttered side down (along with the cutouts, on the side) and crack an egg into it. Cover with a lid for two minutes until the whites are cooked. Remove cover, let the bread toast to a golden brown.
I found this Himalayan pink salt grinder in the cupboard.Obviously from Costco, it may have been an impulse purchase, but in my opinion a good one. Look how pretty!
I like my egg yolk runny, so I can dippy dip dip.
Isn't that the whole point of eggs in a basket? So that one can tear and dip pieces of crisp, chewy and buttery toast bits into the yolk, all while the the runny-ness is contained by the surrounding bread. And once all that yolk is sopped up, you'll have just enough bread left to make a little eggy sandwich bite!
Tank's natural instincts have been awoken. She likes egg yolks too. Or maybe it's the butter, 'cause I know she likes butter...who doesn't.