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Egg in a Hole on a white plate with fork

Egg in a Hole

Egg in a Hole is a delicious piece of toast that has an egg soft cooked in the center, which has been cut out. A fast and easy breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword egg in the hole recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 265 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 slice Bread (I like Texas Toast)
  • 1 lg Egg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Using a small round cookie cutter  or other round cutter (2 1/8" is a good size), cut the center out of the slice of bread, saving the center piece. Set both aside.

  2. In a frying pan or on an electric griddle on medium heat, spread the butter onto the hot surface.

  3. Place the bread on the hot buttered surface. Also place the center piece on the pan.

  4. Then crack an egg directly into the hole in the slice of bread.

  5. Sprinkle a pinch of slat and pepper onto the egg. Cook about 1-2 minutes, or until you can flip it. Also flip the center piece.

  6. Flip the bread/egg, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on that side. Cook until the desired softness of the egg is reached. I like runny yolks, so I cook about 1 1/2 - 2minutes.

  7. If you like sunny side up eggs: Lay the bread on the hot skillet and toast that side. Then flip it and crack the egg into the hole. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until desired doneness of the egg is achieved!

  8. Serve immediately. Use the center hole piece of bread to sop up the runny yolk! Yum!