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Eggs In A Basket

Makes 4 servings Cowboy Cooking Recipes from


  • 2 - Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 8 - slices whole-wheat bread
  • 8 - eggs
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 - teaspoon pepper


  1. Spread the butter or margarine on both sides of bread.  On a cutting board and using a 3-inch cookie cutter or drink glass, remove the center of each bread slice.  Heat a skillet and grease lightly.

  2. Place the buttered bread in the skillet, including the rounds.  Place egg in the center of each slice.

  3. Season with salt and pepper.  Cook eggs until the area around the yolk turns white.  Turn and cook until yolk is done.  Serve.

Do you know...
...that Originally, the term "cowboy" may have been intended literally - "a boy who tends cows."  By 1849 it had developed its modern sense as an adult cattle handler of the American West?

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