It will hardly take 5 minutes to make egg in a hole recipe only with 3 ingredients. Incredibly delicious and best idea to prepare toast with egg in the middle.
I love to indulge my son to do this activity as he is always excited to make the hole and putting the egg in the middle. It's a fun for him! and I love to make it for my family to serve in breakfast.
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What is Egg in a Hole?
I did a little research to know the history of eggs in a hole. This recipe originates from the United States in 20th century with the name 'Egg in a hole' then crossed the boundaries to Europe and become famous as 'toad in a hole'. People used to make it with avocados, sausages, and grilled cheese. Once I tried the French toast version of egg in a hole and believe me it was super yum.
It's a 5 minute breakfast idea prepare only with 3 ingredients. Brush butter in a skillet pan, make the hole in a toast and crack the egg inside the hole and cook it and sprinkle salt and pepper. Serve hot! If you are making in bulk then it's best to bake it all together in a big baking tray. Another idea is to make egg in the hole sandwich, or burger.
Even though the recipe is old fashioned but it's getting popular all around the world with TikTok viral video making the same recipe.
Egg in a Hole Names
Egg in a hole is also famous with other names like Toad in a Hole, Egg in the Pond, Egg with Hat (If keep the slice over), Hole in one, Pirate's eye, or Popeye, Egg in a Nest or some TikTok videos are famous with Egg in a Trash Can. These eggs are also popular with Gashouse eggs.
I love to call it 'egg in a frame' and 'egg in a hole' as it is more suited to the recipe.
Hole Ideas With Different Shapes
You can make the hole cutting in different ways like cut it circular or square or rectangle. You can also make heart shape to share with your loved ones.
Ingredients & Substitutions
You just need 3 main ingredients to make this recipe and a pinch of salt and pepper seasoning. Bread Slice (White or Brown) and an Egg. Butter is to cook the bread and egg. So simple and easy breakfast recipe.
How to Make Egg in a Hole
Prepare the Bread Slice: To make this recipe, take a slice of bread and make a hole (square, circular, or heart) from the middle using a knife or cutter.
Toasting: Then in a frying pan, add butter and toast the bread slice from both sides. Now crack an egg in the middle of the hole. Cook it on low heat. Cover the pan if you want the egg needs to be poached in look with a runny yolk.
Seasoning: Best to sprinkle salt and pepper. I love to have little spice and color so sprinkle paprika which is totally optional.
Serve and enjoy your quick breakfast!
Egg in a hole Variations and Tips
- Cut the bread using knife or cookie cutter to make a hole or frame.
- If you like toasted bread with running egg yolk then toast the bread first from both sides.
- You can also make pefectly cooked eggs then cook from one side and then flip to cook from other sides.
- If you like fully toasted bread with poched eggs then toast the bread slices from both sides first and cook the egg on low heat covering with a lid. The egg will cook with pan steam.
- You can also add cheese, onions, avocade, spinach, or salami to change the taste.
- Another idea is to bake the eggs.
- Avocado egg in a hole keto recipe is another idea to make.
- Egg in a hole burger and sandwich is also the idea to prepare for breakfast.
Q & A
It's simple, make the same recipe only scramble the egg with the help of fork while cooking. It will turned out so well after toasting.
Yes, you can! In the video recipe you can see that I place the sandwich cheese slice on bread toast while toasting and it was great in taste. Mozzarella, cheddar, and cream cheese can be used.
You can make it best as per your taste.
1. Toast the slice according to your desired color.
2. If you like poached egg, hard egg or scrambled then make it accordingly by managing temperature.
3. Add more value to toast by adding cheese, and veggies.
4. You can make it in form of burger or sandwich.
5. Season with your favorite seasoning. I love cajun, chipotle, or just salt and black pepper.
It's so simple and easy to make an egg in a hole and hardly takes 5 minutes to prepare the egg toast. Whenever I want to have something quick for breakfast, I make this as it's quick to make and easy to have.
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Best Egg in a Hole Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 1 Toast White bread, Brown bread, baguette, Sour dough bread
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Butter
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1 Pinch Black Pepper
- 1 Pinch Paprika (Optional)
Prepare Bread Toast
- Taka a bread slice /toast and make a hole from the middle using knife and take out the bread part.
Toasting & Cooking Egg
- In a frying pan, add butter and heat it up
- Toast the bread slice from both sides.
- Now in a middle pour an egg.
- Cook on low heat as per the taste. Make it poached, hard and scrambled.
- Cover with lid to cook from upside with pan steam.
- Sprinkle salt, black pepper and paprika.
- It's a choice to toast the bread slice before adding egg.
- If you want an egg with running yolk then cook on low heat from one side.
- To make a hard egg, cook from both sides.
- You have an option to place a cutting portion of bread to keep over the bread to make a sandwich. (Toast it before making a sandwich)
- You can also add cheese at the top of the egg.