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Blackstone Griddle Eggs in a Basket

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Blackstone Griddle Eggs in a Basket is a simple breakfast recipe that you can make for a big crowd in no time. Known by many names, this is an egg cooked INSIDE of bread until it is perfectly over-easy or over-medium. Then it gets served with the little piece of toasted bread you cut out.

Blackstone Griddle Eggs in a Basket

Blackstone Griddle Eggs in a Basket

I grew up calling this “toad in the hole”, but evidently there’s a LOT of names for this fun breakfast staple. 

  • eggs in the hole
  • egg with a hat
  • egg in a frame
  • toad in the road
  • toad in the pond
  • bird’s nest
  • egg in a basket
  • bullseyes
  •  egg surprise
  • eggs in a corral
  • cowboy toast
  • hobo eggs
  • goofy toast
  • chicken in a basket
  • popeye eggs

No matter what you call them, your family is going to love them. 

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How to make Eggs in a Basket

This is such an easy breakfast to make, but I’m going to give you some tips to make sure you have an awesome meal. 

  1. Butter BOTH sides of the bread, liberally – BEFORE you cut out the middles. Don’t be shy here. 
  2. Use a serrated knife to cut out the middles of the bread and you can do several pieces at once.
  3. If you aren’t a good flipper, toast one side of the bread, flip, and then crack the egg inside. Cover with a dome or your lid and cook just until the whites are set.
  4. Don’t skimp on the seasoning! Salt and pepper are an egg’s best friend!
  5. If you neglect the cut-outs and don’t toast them to dunk in the runny yolk, we can’t be friends.

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What’s the best bread for Eggs in the Hole?

The best bread is whatever is your favorite, that is also big enough to fit a whole egg inside while still leaving some bread and not just crust. Texas Toast can be great for this.

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Can you make this with scrambled eggs?

You sure can! We have a couple of kids who were anti-fried-egg for quite a few years. These work just as well with scrambled eggs as they do with fried eggs, so feel free to experiment and do what works best for you and your family. 

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What kind of eggs are best for eggs in a basket?

Once upon a time, like a year ago, we had chickens. We had chickens for about 5 or 6 years, and I LOVED having fresh eggs around. So much so, that it totally made up for the mess of the chickens – usually. 

We moved and the chickens got eaten (by wildlife, not by us) but I am still a sucker for farm eggs. So if you have any backyard chickens in your neighborhood, go buy some excess eggs from them because they are worth every penny. 

These days, I do try and buy the “good” eggs at the grocery store, but none really stack up to eggs fresh out of the bird.

Buy the best eggs you can afford, and put “have backyard chickens” on your bucket list, if you are brave. 

What kind of eggs you want also depends on how big the bread you choose is. Small bread = small eggs. 

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What to make with Blackstone Egg in the Hole?

We made this with a big heap of bacon, cooked right on the Blackstone. Next time though, I’m going to do some Traeger No-Flip Bacon instead and keep all of that griddle space open for some hashbrowns. You can use that technique for the bacon in the oven if you don’t have a pellet grill handy.

Blueberry Muffins are also a great option, or maybe some Blueberry Pancakes.

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Eggs in a Basket recipe
Eggs in a Basket Recipe

Blackstone Griddle Eggs in a Basket

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Breakfast doesn't have to be super complicated. Whip up something your whole family will enjoy in almost no time at all.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bread
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 fresh eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • canola oil, for the griddle

Instructions

  1. Preheat your Blackstone griddle over medium-low heat.
  2. While the griddle is heating up, butter BOTH sides of your bread and cut out the middle of each piece with a serrated knife, gently. Safe these pieces, you'll be toasting them on the griddle!
  3. Bring your eggs and bread out and place the bread on the griddle. Let the first side toast, and then flip the bread over. Toast the cut-out pieces on both sides.
  4. Crack an egg into each of the holes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cover all with a large lid or melting dome(s).
  5. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Only flip if you are really brave, chances of yolk breakage are high.

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