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V for Vendetta’s – Eggy in a Basket!


  • 6slices whole wheat bread
  • 6eggs
  • butter
  • salt and pepper


  • Butter bread slices on both sides.
  • Cut an approximately 2 inch circle in the middle of each slice, using a cookie cutter or small glass.
  • Place buttered bread slices on a non-stick griddle pan, preheated over medium heat.
  • Add a bit of butter to the center of the bread, and gently crack your eggs into the hole.
  • Sprinkle eggs with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • When the eggs begin to set around the edge of the hole, flip.
  • Finish cooking eggs as you prefer (over easy or over medium).
  • The buttered bread "centers" can be grilled or toasted as well to sop up the extra yolk!


  • KSGrammie

    Great way to start any day. Thanks for such an easy and delicious recipe, Kozmic Blue.

  • Layla Noel

    I made this both yesterday and today, and each time it turned out fabulous! I remember trying my hand at this recipe when the movie first came out, but let’s just say that it didn’t turn out half as good as with this recipe!

    Also, I just wanted to include that I am on a diet. So, I made the following substitutions: low calorie bread, whipped butter, 2% milk, and with egg whites (I used one egg white per basket and it still turned out darned good). I made my husbands with the previous modifications, but I used the egg yolks. We both give the recipe five stars for OUTSTANDING! A must try!

  • Marjorine

    Very Tasty! I tried cutting out the circles and then buttering the bread – it was a pain. Stick to the recipe and it should be easier to deal with the slices of bread.

  • PeachyCNA

    My 10 and 12 year old daughters love to make these. They use different cookie cutters to make the holes.

  • Nikoma

    I’ll vouch for this. I love bread toasted on the stove, it’s so much better then out of the toaster. So this just made perfect sense one day. Everyone I’ve made these for loves them. I usually melt some cheese on top once I’ve flipped the bread.

  • MaddieLC

    This is a fun tasty little meal!

  • charlie #5

    My Dad taught my daughters to make these, but he called them Moonstruck – think from that movie too. I especially like to do two eggs in a large slice of sour dough bread. Sometimes we sprinkle a little grated cheese over the top after they have been flipped. Pretty with a bit of chopped chives or other herbs too.

  • I’mPat

    A nice simple breakfast dish that brings back childhood memories – I used wholemeal/wholegrain bread and toasted one side first in the toaster on crumpet setting and then lightly sprayed a non-stick frypan with oil spray (to cut down saturated fat) put the uncooked side down and put the egg in the whole and also put the cut out bits uncooked side down to brown off and cooked for a few minutes till white was set though my yolk cooked more than I would have liked but only because it broke as it went into the pan but still had a bit of runny yolk to mop up with the cut out bit of toast. Thank you Kosmic Blue for breakfast and averybird for the recommendation, made for I recommend tag game.

  • iN TRAiNiNG

    My girlfriend introduced this recipe to me. We she was a youngen’, her father made these and called them “eggs in a nest.” Thanks for the reminder because she loved ’em this morning!

  • princessbride029

    Yummy! I grew up eating these – my mom called them “ace in the hole”! We always used a drinking glass to cut out the holes, and the most fun part for us kids was eating the toasted “hole”! 🙂 Thanks for posting!