27 January 2012

Rose's egg in a basket


My other half cooked this over Christmas and it's quite an unusual recipe that I thought was interesting. It's inspired by a dish that she had as a youngster whilst spending some time in America - eggs in a basket. I've heard of the egg-in-the-hole type preparation with a slice of bread but having it in a full on pastry pie case with cheese sauce was new to me.


If you fancy making pastry then use your normal recipie for a standard savoury pie crust. Shape into pie shells and blind bake until nearly cooked. Add a raw egg to each pie and why not some vegetables in the bottom too? The egg, pastry and sauce are all quite rich, so having some mushrooms or steamed leeks in there could go very well. We had mushrooms.

Finish it off in the oven and add some black pepper which goes with the cheese sauce very well. Make whatever cheese sauce you fancy. We had a simple classic one, with a white roux followed by grated cheese.



  1. this could have been the stuff of the Hudson School, you know

  2. I'm not really sure what that means but thanks.

  3. These baskets are stunning! I feel I need a recipe! I have featured your post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks for the inspiration...

  4. Thanks JavelinWarrior, very kind of you to link on your site, and please feel free to follow and add more!