This is an excellent treat to serve friends and family that are in town for the holidays!! Cheesy, buttery, crispy, fluffy breakfast delight!! My husband had never had one of these until yesterday and he absolutely LOVED it. In fact he begged me to make it again the next day!
The version I did is very simple and only has 6 ingredients. It is a buttery piece of toast with an egg cooked in the center then topped with a thin layer of cheese and smothered. Try out an Egg in a Basket! 🙂
-5, 1 inch thick slices of french bread (I do not recommend using regular sandwich bread)
-5, 1/2 slices of pepper jack cheese or Gouda (preference)
-fresh cracked pepper
Cut a golf ball size hole in each slice of bread.
Heavily butter each side of the bread.
On medium heat, toast the bread slices in a skillet on both sides until beautifully golden.
Once both sides are crisp and golden, crack and egg into the hole of each slice of toast while they are still in the skillet.
Season with salt and pepper.
Cover the skillet with a lid for about 5-6 minutes the egg should cook almost all the way but remain runny in the middle. Cook longer if you do not want a runny yolk.
Place a half slice of cheese on each toast and smother by putting the lid back on the skillet.
Serve immediately once cheese has melted.