To whoever invented Egg-In-A-Hole… you’re the best.
Seriously, guys. Who thought about cutting a circle in the middle of a piece of bread and frying an egg inside? THEY ARE BRILLIANT.
It results in the perfect carb-to-egg ratio, plus you can make the shape of the circle anything you want! (Hearts for Valentine’s Day, anyone?)
I hadn’t made these in a while, but after a morning of doctors appointments, I was STARVING and needed something quick and easy to eat before running errands. Three ingredients + one pan + five minutes = Egg-In-A-Hole to the rescue!
Here’s how you make this breakfast classic.
It starts with regular old sandwich bread.
I like wheat, but white works great here too! I have tried to make egg in a hole with bread besides sandwich bread.
But I feel that the shape and thickness of sandwich bread lends itself better to this recipe than other types (like this sourdough loaf).
Using a glass (or a biscuit cutter), cut a circle in the middle of the slice of bread.
And remove the bread circle. Don’t throw it away! Toast it up and use it for dipping at the end!
Now we’re ready to cook.
Place a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and add in a bit of butter.
When the butter is melted, pop the bread slice into the skillet.
Add a bit more butter.
Then crack an egg right into the hole.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then watch and wait! When the white starts to become set and the bottom is starting to become golden, carefully flip the bread slice over.
Now just cook for an additional minute to set the other side and you’re ready to eat! I like to add a bit of salsa on top of mine for a bit of kick but it is delicious as is.
Enjoy this throwback breakfast, everyone!
This recipe was featured in i’mperfect magazine’s section, Perfect Eats! See it here – http://im-perfectmagazine.com/recipe-egg-in-a-hole/
- 1 slice bread, I like whole wheat
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons butter, divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Using a glass or a biscuit cutter, cut a circle in the center of a slice of bread. Remove the circle and set aside for later.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Add one pat of butter to the pan, using the knife to spread it evenly over the surface.
- Place the slice of bread with the circle into the pan. Place the second pat of butter into the circle. When the butter has melted, gently crack the egg into the circle. Season with salt and pepper. Allow the egg to cook until the white is becoming set and the bottom is golden brown. Carefully flip the bread over and cook for an additional minute to completely set the white. Serve immediately.