Thursday, July 5, 2007

Piggy & Chicken in A Basket

Cute name, isn't it. After watching the movie 'V for Vendetta' last year, I did a little research. The first time I cooked it, Wey ate four pieces of chicken in a basket! When he got tired of it, I added the bacon, and he went all uncontrollable again. Try it on your kids, or even their father.

Chicken in A Basket

1 pc thick-cut white bread
1 egg
salt n pepper


1. Butter the bread quite generously (for health reasons, I do one side only) and, using kitchen scissors, cut a hole (smaller than size of a tennis ball) in the bread.

2. Heat up a pan (non-stick is easiest, but not for me; all that Teflon) and put the bread butter-side down. Now add a little bit of oil/butter in the hole if you're not using non-stick ware. Crack the egg in and cook at medium heat.

3. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Turn over and cook the other side.


For pig n chicken in a basket, lay a rasher of streaky bacon (whatever pattern) on the pan and turn over when it's half-done( do use a paper towel to soak up some of the oil if health-conscious). Now lay the cut bread over it, making sure the hole is over the bacon. Crack the egg in. I don't salt this, just pepper it.


Serve it for breakfast with a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice!


ronny said...


very impressive pop culture reference.

i am in absolute awe that:

1. you watched V for vendetta
2. you researched referenced it in a recipe
3. you found and attached an appropriate screenshot to the post

that is just...ridiculously cool.

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

sir, u underestimate any woman over 40.
1. V was a good movie, for general audience (i liked d anti-gov msg).
2. it's easy to google anything.
3. Yi attached tt photo!

hey, i think doing summer courses at Harvard, oops, Stanford, oops, its Oxford! is very cool. u're cool man!

Bryan said...

You watched V for Vendetta, when I haven't even gotten around to it. You rock.

And you don't look over 40. :D

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

bryan: !!!did i say I am over 40??haha, whatever, thanx!

The Drool Team said...

I did tat basket thing last time u mentioned it n tat didn't turn out half as well as urs. Will try again.

raina said...

I made piggy in a basket this morning and it turned out well. All my children are encouraging me to visit you more often because they noticed that I'll have something new to cook for them each time after my visit with you. Thanks for all the recipes. said...

!!am honored..yes, cook them whatever they like...they grow up so fast!

MeLLy said...

ooh yuummy!! feel like having breakie anytime of the day now! hihi.. looking forward to see more recipes.. :-)

Hong Yi said...

"..yes, cook them whatever they like...they grow up so fast!"

in our case, I think it's more: "...yes, cook them hatever they like...they GROW so fast!"

*pats tummy*

Anonymous said...

Try this over the weekend for hubby...he just went uhmm uhmm uhmmm (with his mouth closed and full) and yest ask him wat he wants for lunch after church...chicken in the basket (his response)

thanks aunty terri for another recipe to use when i am lazy..

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

nee: ur so funny! glad he likes it!

the lunch guy said...

unreal, i can't believe this is on your blog, or anywhere else for that matter.

my grandmother (who was a spa dietitian back in the '30s) taught this to my mom and she served it to us all the time when we were growing up in ny. i still make it for a change of pace or when kids are over to the house. it was also a good breakfast buffet stand-by when i was in the hotels and we knew we were going to have a lot of kids around. if you can find a good seeded jewish rye to use in this application i think you will also like that, as well as brioche.

the best part of it for me has to be the taste of the butter fired toast. nothing like it.

burgers and dogs also benefit from butter fried buns, especially top-split dog buns that are all nice and fluffy on the sides when you pull them apart, and kaiser rolls for burgers and crab cakes (also put some coleslaw on those with some home-made remoulade - yikes, i just got really hungry). i think it gives fast food some distinction.

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

me too, u've made me hungry. i haven't had crab cakes in ages, now u've given me an idea.

Sheryl said...

My Mom made these and her Mom made them She called them Gas House Eggs.........Recipe from the Gas Company monthly letter............

Anonymous said...

you know you dont have to use scissors - if you want a more even hole just use a biscuit cutter or a drinking cup - great stuff!

Gian Faye said...

Aha! Now I know V makes those bread with eggs at the center.

My thanks to you, Madam!

Gian Faye said...

I know *how

Apologies for the correction.

Anonymous said...

We made these when I was a kid but would call them Bull's Eyes. We did unfortunately go the totally unhealthy route of adding cheese and bacon and then sandwiching the whole thing between two other slices of toast. Love it.

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