January 15, 2015

Egg in a Basket

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.

I gave my self a little mani the night before. Clean nails are so refreshing. :)

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Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and make big messes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's super cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

Contact me at: jubesandtank@gmail.com

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