Monday, May 20, 2013

Egg in a Basket

If this isn't college food, I don't know what is. Seriously, this is so easy, yet so savory and filling. And, like Top Ramon, you can season it however you'd like, so that you don't get too bored of the same taste over and over again.

1 slice of bread
1 egg
Salt, pepper, or whatever other seasoning you would like
Cooking spray
A small amount of butter

Spray a frying pan or skillet with cooking spray and heat over a medium heat.
While the pan heats, cut a circular hole in the center of your piece of bread. If you don't have a circular cookie cutter and you can't make a perfect circle on your own, you can place a glass on top of your bread and trace around it, using a knife.
Then, place the bread in the frying pan. Melt butter in the hole of the bread.
Then, crack an egg in the hole of the bread.
Use a spatula to move around the egg whites so that it cooks all the way through.
Once the egg appears solid enough to remain in tact, flip the bread/egg so as to cook the other side.
Cook until the other side of the bread is golden brown, but be sure to remove before the egg white begins to brown.

The perfect egg in a basket will have solid whites but a runny yoke, like an egg cooked over easy. However, if you prefer, you can cook longer so that your yoke is solid as well. You cans season your egg in a basket however you please, and, if you prefer, you can toast the circle you cut out of your bread. Use your frying pan to toast it, then use the toast to soak up the runny yoke.
So there you are. This is one of the easiest things that even a college student can make. Just egg and some bread. That's all you really need to be well fed.

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  1. It looks delicious! Amazing how much dorm food resembles bachelor food. ha!


    PS: Found you on the Blogger board on Reddit

    1. Thanks Jay. It is delicious. I just ate it again and decided to post a new picture.

      Dorm food does resemble bachelor food. Probably because the goal for both college students and bachelors tends to be: how can I make something tasty and filling, without spending more than a couple bucks.