Baked Eggs in a Basket

adapted from Everyday Food
makes 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 9 minutes
Cost: $.90
bread: .15, eggs: .60, butter: .15

2 Tbsp butter
6 slices bread
6 eggs
salt and pepper
any other toppings you like (we did some with cheese--yum)

Preheat oven to 375. While it's heating, cut out your bread. You can use circles made from a glass or biscuit cutter, or you can go nuts and use cookie cutters. After that the sky's the limit. 

Butter your pan (seriously, do this or you will be sad). Butter your bread on both sides. Arrange slices (and the cut outs--they'll make a crunchy, almost crouton-like toast that my kids LOVED) on your pan. 

Crack one egg into each hole. 

Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the yolks are just barely runny or just barely set (whichever you prefer). Beware that they still look raw-ish when they are cooked, so you might want to stick a fork in to check for doneness. 

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