Eggs in a Basket

An overhead photo of two slices of eggs in a basket topped with cheese ribbons, grilled onions, and chopped parsley

Eggs are nestled into the center of gluten free bread and fried to perfection. Then topped with sweet grilled onions and Provolone cheese before serving. Perfect for breakfast or brunch and very filling.


  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 Medium Onion (Yellow or Walla Walla) (Sliced thin)
  • 4 Slices Gluten free bread (See notes)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 TBS Butter (Softened)
  • 4 Slices Mild Provolone Cheese (Sliced into ribbons)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 TBS Fresh chopped Parsley (*Optional*)


  1. Place 2 skillets on the stove, one for grilling the onions and one for cooking the eggs, turn both the burners to medium.
  2. Pour the olive oil and onions into one of the skillets. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and stir every few minutes. The onions will break down, first by shrinking and becoming translucent and then by starting to brown and caramelize.  Adjust the burner if needed, taking care not to burn the onions. While these are cooking you can work on the rest of the recipe.
  3. Crack open the eggs into individual bowls. This keeps shells from getting in the eggs and also makes it easier to pour into the bread 'basket'.
  4. Cut out egg sized holes in the center of your bread. Then carefully butter one side.
  5. When the other pan is hot, place the bread down, butter side first. Then pour one egg into each hole. Turn the heat down to medium-low. While it's cooking, butter the top of the bread and sprinkle the whole thing with salt and pepper. When the egg whites are set up and the Yolk begins to thicken, carefully flip the bread over and cook for another minute.
  6. Remove the Eggs in a basket from the skillet and plate them, 2 per person. Divide out and top with Provolone ribbons, a scoop of grilled onions, and optional fresh parsley. Serve immediately.


This recipe can be made with any gluten free bread  but I have the best luck with Franz gluten free bread or (my absolute favorite) New Cascadia Traditional's Rustic Italian loaf (which is pictured in the recipe post). 

Keywords: bread, Breakfast, Cheese, eggs, Gluten free, in a basket, in a nest, onions