1 slice of bread
Salt, pepper, or whatever other seasoning you would like
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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