HowTo:Make egg in a basket

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from the depths of Happycat's toy box.

This dish goes under various names: Guy Kibbee eggs, gashouse eggs, One-Eyed Pete, Betty Grable eggs, toad in the hole (if a toad is added), popeye eggs, eggs with the bread with a hole in the middle and many other names.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 40 dozen eggs, Grade A or AA
  • a large wicker basket, tightly woven, without a lid
  • 20 loaves of sliced bread, your favorite type although most cooks use plain white bread
  • 1 gallon cooking oil or 5 lbs. of butter or margarine.
  • paprika (optional)


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  • Have your cat gnaw through each slice of bread, making a hole large enough to fit a sunnyside up cooked egg (shown). You may have to help.
  • Apply a thin layer of oil to your preheated pan set at medium heat, enough to prevent bread and egg from sticking
  • Place however many slices of prepared bread you can in your pan without overlapping. Failure to remove the cat at this point will result in scrambled eggs and a very unhappy cat.
  • Crack an egg into the hole in each slice of bread.
  • Cook until doneness is desired, quite a bit less than under a week or so, I should guess.
  • Sprinkle a little paprika on top (optional)

Serves: 480 to 240

Preparation time: 5 minutes if you just make a couple for yourself and then sneak out of the kitchen with the basket on your head. Make sure to hide your cat under the basket first.

Rating ♣₠¾