Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Sometimes it's the simplest recipes that taste the best. You know those nights when you come home from work and think, "oh no...what am I going to make for dinner?" You are tired from waking up way before the crack of dawn (literally), working all day, fitting in a work out, working more, then need to make dinner for you and your family. phew. You need something QUICK to make as everyone is hungry, so whatever you're making needs to take 2.5 seconds from start to finish. What do days like this call for? EGG-IN-A-HOLE! Growing up, my Dad would make these and I have fond memories of them. I was never a huge egg eater when I was young, but somehow this satisfied my palate. I think it's even better now that I'm sometimes, breakfast is just good for dinner. This recipe is simple, yet so comforting, healthy, cheap and EASY. I used white/wheat bread that we had on hand tonight...would have been better with thicker bread, yet this still did the trick. I rarely buy anything but 100% whole wheat, but decided to change things up this week. To top it off, I used a farm-fresh egg...straight from the farm. Doesn't get much better than that, folks!


1 slice pf your favorite kind of bread
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1 whole egg
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste


-With a biscuit cutter (or the rim of a glass or knife), press/cut a hole in the center of the slice of bread.
-Next, heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt the butter in it. When the butter is all spread out, place the piece of bread in the skillet and crack the egg straight into the center of hole.
-Cook for at least 30 seconds or so before attempting to move the bread or things could get messy. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper to taste. After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side. (Don't be too nervous about flipping it over, it should hold just fine)
-Now move the whole piece of toast around the skillet, soaking up all of the glorious butter. Let it cook until the yolk feels, to the touch, still soft without feeling over-jiggly. Here’s the key: golden brown toast, white (not brown/burned) whites, soft unbroken yolk.
-Make sure and throw in the circle of bread that you cut out into the skillet. Push this around in the butter as well...yum!


An egg-in-a-hole is also called other names such as: Toad Hole, Private Eyes, Bird's Egg Nest, etc. What do you call this?


  1. I would call this a delicious meal...breakfast, noon or night! I love breakfast at night! Another reminder of quick, yet healthy eating, thanks, Laura!

  2. Cracker Barrel has these on their menu and I love it, never thought to try it at home though! Not going to lie, the flipping part seems like an easy place for me to make a mess :)