Coronation Crown Egg-In-A-Basket

Coronation Crown Egg-In-A-Basket

I googled what to call eggs in toast and apparently, there are at least 66 names for this simple little breakfast, brunch, and lunch idea according to Wikipedia! Egg-in-a-hole, egg-in-a-basket, toad-in-a-hole (definitely not the toad-in-a-hole I know. Isn’t that sausage in batter?) to name a few. Can you guess any others? Let me know in the comments section.

Anyway, that aside here’s a little bit of fun for the looming extra bank holiday weekend in May. Try making these Coronation Egg-In-A-Basket for your celebration breakfast or brunch. If you aren’t celebrating quite frankly I hear you! These are a fun addition to your breakfast table at any time and not just next weekend. I may not wholeheartedly agree with the pomp and ceremony and huge expense of the coronation but I do love a theme and an excuse to bring friends and family together to eat, drink and be merry. Whatever your vibe is during the Coronation Bank holiday these will line your stomach for the day drinking, give the kids a fun activity, nourish you, inspire a quiz to how many names you can come up with for the recipe or all of the above!

Coronation Crown Egg-In-A-Basket

Servings 1 slice


  • 1 egg
  • 1 piece of bread
  • A knob of butter
  • Salt & pepper


  • 1Heat a frying pan or griddle whilst preparing your bread. Cut a square hole out of the centre of your bread and create a zig-zag pattern by cutting along one side of the bread to represent the crown.
  • Spread the butter onto the hot pan or griddle and place your bread on to start the cooking process. This will be the top later on. Don’t forget to cook the discarded centre square too. It’s extra fried bread!!
  • Once golden, flip the bread and crack your egg in the hole and season with salt and pepper. Cook until your egg is how you like it. If you like well done eggs, flip again.

I made smaller crowns too by using a tiny cookie cutter in a quarter piece of bread and cooking a cherry tomato inside.

Enjoy straight away as part of your fried breakfast or serve with a fresh cherry tomato and basil salad. So easy, so cute and so tasty.

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