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Baked Egg in a Basket

Easy and fun “egg in a basket” recipe. Your good old egg in a basket or egg in a hole is decorated into a Korean flag. Conveniently baked in the oven, it will be perfect for your next breakfast or brunch!

egg in a basket decorate with sliced ham

Egg in a Basket and K-POP

This, Korean flag themed, egg in a basket recipe was featured in a popular K-pop show Happy together at a “Late Night Cafeteria” corner back in 2012 and it immediately gained its popularity. Essentially, it is a mayo and egg toast in a basket of sliced bread.

Egg in a basket is very easy and fun to make. Probably that is why variations of the toast get featured every now and then on Korean TV programs (e.g. Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant). 

Making this toast can be a fun family project, particularly when you have young children at home. Cutting the ham or bacon into the style of Korean flag and decorating the bread with them can add some excitement or can be even educational. 

My Tips

I made three different variations of toast and my favorite way of eating is including a slice of cheese and parsley and squeezing though lots of mayonnaise. These ingredients really enhance the savory flavor and make the toast even more tastier!

I hope you have fun making this Korean flag themed – egg in a basket recipe.

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Egg in a basket cut in half

Ingredients for Egg in a Basket (Serves 1)

  • 2 slices of white bread – You can use other kinds of bread (e.g. multigrain etc.)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise (from a squeezable bottle for convenience)
  • 1/2 slice of ham or 1 rindless bacon rasher (small size)
  • A pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 slice cheese, optional
  • A pinch of parsley, optional

How to Make Egg in a Basket (Korean Flag Themed)

1. Preheat the oven at 180ºC / 356F. 

2. Cut the ham/bacon rasher into 4 small square pieces for a simple Korean flag version (per TV program). Alternatively, you could slice the ham/bacon into the real Korean flag stripes.

3. Place one slice of bread on a board. Squeeze and spread mayonnaise with a spread knife thoroughly on one side.

Squeezing and spreading mayonnaise on bread

4. Place another slice of bread on a board. Make a round hole on the bread using a round shaped cookie cutter or any round shaped object that’s strong and sharp enough to cut through the bread. (I used 1/2 cup stainless steel measuring cup.)

Making a hole on bread

5. Place the bread slice (with a hole) from step 4 on top of the mayo spread bread slice from step 3. (Optionally, you could insert a slice of cheese in between the bread for a more savory cheesy taste.)

Layering two bread slices

6. Squeeze the mayonnaise around the edge of the top bread slice.

Mayonnaise on top slice of bread

7. Break the egg in the hole and sprinkle a pinch of salt on the egg. (Optionally, you could also add a pinch parsley on the egg.) Place the ham/bacon on the four corners of the bread.

Egg, salt and parsley in the hole

Egg in a basket (simple version before toasting)
(Simple version of Korean flag per TV show)
Korean flag toast (before toasting)
(Real Korean flag style stripes, optional cheese slice is also placed under the egg)

8. Cook the bread in the oven for 20 mins. (If you prefer slightly runnier egg white and yolk, cook it for 15 mins or less.)

Cooking Korean flag toast in an oven

Korean flag toast (simple version), just out of oven

K-POP Food: Korean Flag Toast | MyKoreanKitchen.com

9. Serve. (It tastes great with a cup of fresh fruit juice.)

K-POP Food: Korean Flag Toast | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Note

The outcome of the toast might vary depending on the size and functionality of your oven, so you might need to adjust the temperature and/or cooking time. 

 

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Baked Egg in a Basket

Super easy egg in a basket recipe. Your good old egg in a basket is decorated into a Korean flag. Conveniently baked in the oven, it will be perfect for your next breakfast or brunch!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Korean Fusion
Keyword: baked egg in a hole, egg in a basket, egg in a hole, korean mayo egg toast
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Sue

Ingredients

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 slice ham or 1 rindless bacon rasher
  • A pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 slice cheese (optional)
  • A pinch parsley (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 356F.
  • Cut the ham/bacon rasher into 4 small square pieces for a simple Korean flag version (per TV program). Alternatively, you could slice the ham/bacon into the real Korean flag stripes.
  • Place one slice of bread on a board. Squeeze and spread mayonnaise with a spread knife thoroughly on one side.
  • Place another slice of bread on a board. Make a round hole on the bread using a round shaped cookie cutter or any round shaped object that’s strong and sharp enough to cut through the bread. (I used 1/2 cup stainless steel measuring cup.)
  • Place the bread slice (with a hole) from step 4 on top of the mayo spread bread slice from step 3. (Optionally, you could insert a slice of cheese in between the bread for a more savory cheesy taste.)
  • Squeeze the mayonnaise around the edge of the top bread slice.
  • Break the egg in the hole and sprinkle a pinch of salt on the egg. (Optionally, you could also add a pinch parsley on the egg.) Place the ham/bacon on the four corners of the bread.
  • Cook the bread in the oven for 20 mins. (If you prefer slightly runnier egg white and yolk, cook it for 15 mins or less.)
  • Serve. (It tastes great with a cup of fresh fruit juice.)

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: October 28, 2020
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    • That’s a great idea, Holly! I should do that too once my child grows old enough. 🙂 A bit long way to go. Hehe Thanks for stopping by and take care!

      Reply
  1. That’s so so cute! Which makes me think I should prepare something in conjunction to our national day at the end of this month too. 🙂 What a fun way to have toast. Do you think a slightly staler bread is easier to work with or would very fresh soft bread work better?

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