Running egg yolk on top of avocado toast
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Simple Basted Eggs

By far my favorite way to cook eggs at home, basted eggs are an easy method to get perfectly runny yolks every time.
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggs, Healthy
Servings: 1
Author: The Healthy Toast


  • 2 large organic eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • Seasonings of choice some of my favorites are basil, black pepper, cajun, and smoked paprika


  • Heat small skillet on medium-low heat. Once warmed, spray skillet with cooking spray and crack two eggs into skillet.
  • Sprinkle seasonings of choice over eggs the drizzle 1 tsp water over eggs.
  • Cover skillet with lid (it’s okay if the lid doesn’t fit perfectly) and allow the eggs to essentially steam until an opaque white film starts to cover the egg yolk and the whites are set, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat and place eggs onto plate. I like to serve mine on a slice of sourdough bread with mashed avocado.