Spicy Egg in the Basket with Sausage

You have probably heard this dish been called a handful of names depending on where you grew up. Often referred to as egg in the basket, egg in the hole, frog in the hole, or even toad in the hole, this simple breakfast dish is a real winner at the table.

It was only a couple of weeks ago, on a usual weekend morning, where I wanted to make something unusual for the egg eaters in the family. As everyone was in their usual lazy morning routine, I was busy cutting round circles into the bread, seeing if anyone was watching. What they did not know is that I was about to rock their world with a simple, and unique breakfast.

Eggs in the Basket Recipe

Ingredients: (serves 1) [Print this Recipe]

  • Sausage patty, cooked
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Maple Syrup

Begin by heating a skillet on medium heat. Butter both sides of the bread, and cut out the center. Place your bread, and cut out circle onto the skillet, and let it cook for a minute. Place the cooked sausage patty in the hole, add a nice squirt of the Sriracha sauce, then crack the egg on top of the hole. After a minute or so, lift an edge of the bread and once it is nice and golden, gently flip it over and begin cooking the other side. Depending on how you like your egg cooked will determine your cook time after the flip.

Eggs in the Basket Recipe

When you are ready to plate, remove the egg in the basket onto your plate, and drizzle with a bit more Sriracha sauce, and maple syrup.

The result is nothing but amazing. You get a bit of the spice from the sauce that is balanced out nicely with the sweet syrup. Not only that, but a nice surprise awaits in the middle. A nice sausage patty that is nice and crisp, along with the egg.  A bonus is using the cutout bread and sopping up any left over yolk, sauce, or syrup.  I’m not sure what could beat this breakfast!

My wife and kid loved the egg in the basket as well. I left out the Sriracha on theirs as they cannot handle much of the spice. Hope you enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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