Egg in a Hole


A long time  ago I was flipping through a cookbook in BooksAMillion and stumbled upon a recipe titled “Egg in a Hole.” It was the first time I had ever seen eggs cooked like this and I couldn’t wait to make it. Well, I did end up having to wait since I kept forgetting to make it but this week (being Spring Break and all) I finally experimented with it and love it! It’s oh-so easy to make and a fun spin on regular sunny-side-up eggs (please tell me you call them that and not “fried eggs”….we can still be friends if you do but…)


First you’ll need to cut a hole in a piece of bread (if you’re a perfectionist like me this step isn’t as easy as it sounds). Then you’ll want to heat up a pan with some butter and toast the bread on one side.

Now this is where it gets complicated (just kidding). Flip the toast over; crack an egg into the hole in the toast and cover the pan with a lid; let it cook for a few minutes and you’re done!


A quick side note: one of the best parts about this is you can cook the eggs for as long as you’d like. I prefer a semi-liquidy yolk so that’s what this recipe makes (I know the usual term is “runny” but that just grosses me out, so please let me stick with “semi liquidy”…) If you prefer a completely-cooked yolk, add a minute or two to the egg’s cook time.

Also, you can easily double, triple, halve, etc. this recipe (since your major ingredients are toast and eggs and the ratio is 1:1)


With Spring in the air and all I mashed up an avocado and made improv-guacamole (olive oil + salt + avocado). I also tried it with ajvar (a traditional Serbian vegetable-spread); if you haven’t tried ajvar before, drop everything you’re doing and go try some! Ajvar on toast definitely beats butter (I feel a little apprehensive saying that since I’m in the South but trust me on this one)

And trust me when I say you have GOT to make this for lunch (or dinner, whichever comes first!)

Egg in a Hole
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A fun spin on usual sunny-side-up eggs! Makes an excellent, easy meal in minutes!
Serves: 2
  • 2 slices of toast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
  • Optional: veggies
  1. Cut a hole in each piece of toast.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the toast and toast on one side.
  3. Flip the toasts over and crack an egg into each hole.* Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes (until the yolks have (almost) completely set)
  5. Enjoy with veggies on the side!
*You may need to add more butter to the pan at this point



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