By Enji, 05 November 2018
Remember, remember, the fifth of November… that we’re having breakfast. If you’re familiar with the movie V for Vendetta, you are mostly likely familiar with “The Fifth of November” poem recited by V in the movie. When not planning the downfall of Chancellor Adam Sutler and the Norsefire Party, V spends his time mastering the art of cooking. One very particular dish featured in the film is egg in a basket, and we are going to break down this simple meal.
- 1 Egg
- 1 Toast
- 1 Tblspn Butter
Easiest portion of this deliciously eggy breakfast is the toast. To start prepping your bread, take a circular cookie cutter and cut out the middle of the slice. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, a sharp knife can do the trick, but just be careful. With your bread at the ready, place a tablespoon of butter into a heated pan; set to medium to medium-high heat. Melt the butter until it stops producing a milky-white foam. Once the surface is still, drop the heat to medium to medium-low and add the holed toast.
The time to keep the toast in the butter is variable dependent on your stove top. However, as we will be flipping over to this side to finish the egg in the basket, it’s better to err on the side of caution and flip early. After you flip the toast (with finesse or a spatula) plop the one cracked egg into the hole and let sit until the yolk cooks up into the hole itself.
Once the egg is cooked into the hole, flip the eggy toast over once more, to finish browning your toast and cooking the last bit of egg. Place on a plate and serve to your friends (repeat the process as necessary to feed more than one friend), and then regale them with a tale of plots and schemes from the fictional universe of V for Vendetta or another political dystopian thriller fiction that piques your interest.