Eggs in the Basket

A few weeks ago, my wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen and I watch V for Vendetta (which was awesome). In the movie both V and Stephen Fry made some odd European toast-with-egg-thingy. My wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen decided that she would have such a breakfast. So we googled (told you that would become a verb) around and found that Sven S. Porst from Europe (who’d seen V in German) had the same whim and passed on some basic instructions to others. Here’s how it turned out for us:

1. First we prepared our ingredients. We used a drinking glass to cut the holes out of the bread. Popcorn not necessary.

2. Next we prepared the skillet European style – slathering it in butter.

3. Once the butter is ready, toast the holed bread on the skillet. Also, keep adding butter. Really lay it on there.

4. When the bread starts to seem toasted, drop those eggs right into the bread who is called toast.

5. While the eggs are solidifying, enjoy the bread wholes. You may spread them with jams or preserves. My wife, Miranda Kopfschmertzen went with hazelnut spread.

6. The toast will need to be flipped. But don’t just do this willy-nilly. Check to see that the egg and toast have fused into one unit before flipping.

7. If the egg and toast are indeed now the egg-toast-unit, flip them and revel in the glory of your near complete breakfast.

8. Flip that second toast with confidence. Now all you need is time. Let the other side of the toast cook up to your favorite toast level. (I like a 4 setting.)

9. We also made some breakfast potatoes to go with our eggs in the basket, also cooked to about a 4.

10. Enjoy.

I am still not sure that “Eggs in the Basket” is the correct name for this meal. I’ve also seen “Toad in the Whole” named. I asked my British sister-in-law and she didn’t think either of those were correct. She also said that she wouldn’t eat something like that. I believe the phrase she used was either “vile” or “icky.”

But if you take this breakfast task on yourself, good luck, and power to the people.

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