Learn how to make a cute Thanksgiving inspired turkey shaped eggs in a basket breakfast for the kids this season.
This turkey shaped eggs in a basket was inspired by a breakfast that my Dad made frequently when I was growing up. People call this concoction of toast with a fried egg in the middle a variety of things.
Eggs in a basket, toad in the hole, eggs in a nest are all common. My Dad always called it a “one eye” so when I see this breakfast, one eye is always my first thought.
And a turkey shaped one eye makes this a perfect breakfast before the big Thanksgiving meal for the kiddos.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Shaped Eggs in a Basket
Making fun food for my kids is one way that we start getting excited about the upcoming holidays. We have already made these easy turkey shaped bagels with apple feathers and since those went over well, I wanted another cute breakfast treat for the kids.
(ignore the Rudolph pajamas, I try to fight only important battles with 4 year olds)
To make these turkey shaped eggs in a basket, start by baking or frying your bacon. I love to bake the bacon because it frees me up to do another task while the bacon is crisping up in the oven.
Eggs in a basket or one eye’s are super easy to make and please even a picky eater. To get the eggs in a basket portion going, start by melting a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.
While the butter is melting, take one slice of bread and make a hole in the middle. You can use a cookie cutter, the top of drinking glass or just tear out a hole if that is more your style (that is how my Daddy does it).
Put the slice of bread into your skillet and crack an egg into the hole. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for about two minutes or until the egg is set up enough for you to flip.
Flip the toast/egg combo. Cook until the egg is at your desired method. When I am making this for kids, I cook for another couple of minutes until the egg is over hard (basically boiled in the middle). They don’t like runny eggs.
Once the egg is done, remove it from the skillet. Now you get to turn the eggs in a basket into a turkey. For the eyes, use candy eyeballs or raisins.
For the nose, I used a piece of cheese cut in a small triangle. The gobbler is just a broken piece of bacon.
Arrange the bacon feathers around the top of your turkey shaped eggs in a basket to complete this yummy Thanksgiving breakfast treat. Would your kids love to see a cute little turkey shaped egg in a basket on their breakfast plate?