Cracker Barrel Egg in a Basket

Who doesn’t love going out for Breakfast? The Cracker Barrel was a new find for me. This classic we have all enjoyed while growing up has been reinvented by the Cracker Barrel by the use of sourdough bread. If you havenít tried this, trust me, you should.

Sourdough bread with cooked egg

This wonderful breakfast item is simple elegance at its best: grilled sourdough bread with an egg cooked gently inside this toasted delight. Why had this menu item been one I had avoided for so long? The Cracker Barrel will serve this recipe up with some of their famous fried apples, or even their hash brown casserole, you get to choose. When I was growing up, my mother made many of these Eggs in a Basket for breakfast, but we never used sourdough bread for these. Don’t miss out on this one.

Cracker Barrel Eggs in the Basket

Cracker Barrel Egg in a Basket

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  • Recipe Type: Bread Recipes, CopyKat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Favorite Recipes, Breakfast Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Cracker Barrel Egg in a Basket

Cracker Barrel Egg in a Basket is a great way to serve eggs, kids, and your whole family will enjoy eggs prepared this way.


  • 1 slice sour dough bread
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper


Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Use one small biscuit cutter or a small juice jar to press into the sourdough bread. Twist slightly so the bread "cuts" and you can remove the cut out circle. Spread the margarine or butter on both sides of the bread and place the bread into the pan. Place the cracked egg into the hole. When the bread is toasted on the bottom side (it takes about a minute), flip the bread over and allow to toast on the other side. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

If you don't live near a Cracker Barrel you can still have a breakfast that tastes just like their does. CopyKat will show you how to make recipes that taste just like restaurant recipes.

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  • jmwelborn

    We called them Birds in a Nest but we add Cinnamon Sugar on one side.

    • Stephanie Manley

      Ooo, who wouldn’t like those?

  • Sandra Marciniak Ilgen

    My Dad always called these “One-Eyed sandwiches” and he was the best at making them. Try as I might, for over 40 years, I can’t make them as good as he did.

  • Robert

    My Dad was in the Marines and it was called a Frog In A Hole..Sometimes he would fix his for us..Wow it was wonderful.And I still fix it for the family and friends when we just want a little something different.So easy So Yummy

  • Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    Egg in a basket is my favorite. Have you ever tried making a whole loaf of bread and the making holes and cracking a bunch of eggs inside. It’s heaven!

    I love when you post simple recipes.

    • Stephanie

      No, I have never tried this, but it sounds really interesting! Do you do this with bread dough?

  • Brian

    Shoot me if i ever went out to a restaurant, and ordered an egg in the pocket. Next how bout showing us Denny’s jelly on toast!

    • Stephanie

      You know, I thought the same thing too until I tried this dish. Since I don’t eat a lot of pork products, I don’t have a a wide range of choices for breakfast. Surprisingly, this was a really enjoyable dish from the Cracker Barrel.

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  • Amanda

    I tried to make one once and it was a huge #fail. I think if I followed your instructions it would go much smoother!!!

  • NlB

    You wrote “sunny side up” egg twice; I assume one is to be “over easy”?

    • Stephanie

      Thanks I overlooked that!

  • Greg

    “If you want a sunny side up egg, drop the egg into the circle as soon as you put the bread into the pan. Cook for about a minute before flipping the bread over onto the other side.”

    Should that be “sunny side down”, not up?