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A Tisket A Tasket – Eggs In A Basket

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
4 people

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Eggs in a Basket is also known as A Tisket A Tasket, like the nursery rhyme (“A tisket a tasket, a green and yellow basket…”) But no matter what you call it, this is a simple, tasty and fun breakfast recipe that uses ingredients you likely keep on-hand.



Cut a circle in the middle of each slice of bread. Melt the margarine (or use butter) in a frying pan, using ½ tsp to 1 tsp per serving. Place one or two bread slices in the frying pan, making sure the bread stays flat to the pan. Crack the egg into the hole in the bread, and cook until the egg is done. Place on a plate and serve with syrup.


My dad used to make eggs in a basket for us as kids and now he makes it for the grandkids. It’s the one time of the day we stopped what we all were doing no matter what just to have family time together.

Categories: Breakfast, Main Dishes

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Growing up my Dad used to make this. He used a glass to make the HOLE in the middle of the bread. We called it "Chicken in the window".

roseart00, NISKAYUNA, NY

Sounds great! I love the idea of toasting the lil circle that you cut out and using that with everything... I wouldn't use the syrup just cause I like the egg over-easy anyways... Gonna have to try that...

killabti81, Seminole, FL

This is one of my family's favorite breakfast, only we always called it "Bulls-eyes" because we would make a soft yolk when cooking the egg in the center of the bread so that we could dip the cut out circle, or "bulls-eye" in the yolk when we ate it. Never had it with syrup but I'm sure its good because my aunt cook a fried egg and put it between two waffles and eat it with syrup. That was really good too.

jpocus, Roseville, MI

Growing up, we always called them "Popeye's" We toasted the bread circle and included it on the plate next to the top of the "popeye". I still make them for my family today.

tmercks, Maryville, TN

These are Great! We always called them one eyed willy's when I was growing up. Kind of funny but, they are very good for you. The syrup is really good on them too! Just think of it as french toast. That's pretty much what it is, just made a little different.

valeriemquinn1980, La Vergne, TN