Sunday, September 19, 2010

Egg in a hole

I don't know I have gone almost 30 years on this Earth without ever knowing about Egg-in-a-hole, one of the simplest and cutest egg and toast breakfasts in existence. It's an egg over easy cooked in a hole that you make in toast, then fry in butter and salt and pepper. Apparently Egg-in-a-hole is a traditional English breakfast and goes by several others names like Frog in a pond, Egg in a basket, Bird's Nest Egg and many, many others that I just don't feel like listing. It's my new favorite thing because as I've mentioned before, I looooove eggs and looooove breakfast. 
Egg in a hole
Discovered on TK

Printable Version

1 piece of bread, the thicker the better
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat a skillet over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan. Cut a circle (or square, or triangle, or heart) out of the center of the piece of bread.
Butter both sides and the cut out with the remaining butter.
Place bread in the pan and crack an egg right in the center of the hole. Toast the small cut out in the pan. 
Fry egg and toast until the egg is white, then flip and cook other side until desired doneness. Pepper and salt to taste. 


  1. This is so me & Indigo's breakfast next weekend! I didn't realize it was so easy!

  2. I LOVE these, and I make them all the time! So quick, easy, and delicious! In fact, I almost posted them on my blog yesterday, but I realized of all the times I've made them, I never took any final product pictures only of the ingredients. Must be because I can't wait for pictures, I just want to eat it. I have also made it in the past without the butter and just used cooking spray in the pan, and I have to say it is a LOT better with butter, although I shouldn't be surprised, most things are!

  3. I usually end up "killing" my egg with my toast, but this looks so simple. I dont understand why I thought it was more involved, now that I see it.



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