Egg in the Hole

As a cook, I get bored making the same thing day after day. I need to constantly change it up or being in the kitchen just isn't fun for me. Recently, Kenya has been asking for omelets EVERY morning for breakfast. So after the first few days of "crack eggs, whisk eggs, cook eggs", I decided to see how he'd respond to a bit of a change.

"Egg in the Hole" was one of my favorite breakfasts from childhood. This dish is especially great because there's lots of fun stuff the little ones can do to help you prepare it -- getting to make the holes in the bread is probably the most fun. When I was a kid, a simple drinking glass did the trick. But here at weelicious, we believe things can always be MORE fun. Well, cookie cutters aren't JUST for making cookies, you know. While you're getting everything ready to prepare the "Egg in the Hole", your little ones can rummage through your cookie cutters and pick the shape they want their egg to be. Say hello to "Egg in the Witch", "Egg in the Gingerbread Man", "Egg in the Star", and more! In no time flat you'll have a delicious high protein and carbohydrate meal that's the perfect start to a day....and never boring!

Photo by Maren Caruso

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Egg in the Hole (Serves 2)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 4 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 Slices of Bread (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt

Preparation

1. Using a cookie cutter, press out the center of the pieces of bread reserving the cut out.
2. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and melt the butter.
3. Add the pieces of bread and the center cut outs to the pan.
4. Break 1 egg into each cutout, sprinkle with salt to taste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
5. Flip the bread gently and cook to desired doneness (2-3 minutes total for runny eggs and 5 minutes total for firm eggs).
6. Serve each piece of bread with the cut out.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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28 comments

  • Amanda

    Yummy and easy too!!

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  • Christina

    This recipe is one of my fondest memories of Grandma's House. I LOVE eating it and especially love my memories of my Grandma.

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  • Kelly

    I used to make this when I was 12-13, it was in my American Girl cookbook. I want to say it was popular in the 30s/40s since the girl featured was Kit Kitteridge. I'm washing a couple pieces down with a glass of organic milk right now! =)

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  • Libby Brewer-Dulac

    One of my faves from childhood too! Smothered with real Canadian maple syrup...mmmm!

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  • Heather

    Do you toast the bread first? Or does it \"toast\" in the pan??

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    • Jessica Gosline

      It toasts in the pan. :)

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  • Rebecca

    I don't think my 5 yr old would eat the fried egg. Could this be made with a \"scrambled\" egg instead?

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    • Carolyn

      That's a great idea! Should work fine. Scramble it, pour it in. I just might try that myself! Ooh, and maybe a little cheese...

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  • Carolyn

    My teens still love this! While growing up, my mom called it egg in a frame. @ Kelly, that could be the time period it became popular - my mom was born in 1930 and had it as a kid, too!

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  • Paper And The Pea

    My daughter really loved this idea! We made it yesterday w/ christmas tree shapes. :) We also added some maple syrup! Yum.

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  • Brenda

    Made this today , easy and fun for my kids. This is a 2 in 1 easy. We've done it seperate

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  • Kenzie

    I love that you have this on your site,my grandma used to make this for us when were kids except she called it egg in the basket,was one of my favorite things and still make it to this day!Thanks for sharing so many great ideas and recipes on here! :)

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    The egg fell out when I flipped it?

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    We love these, We call them sunshine in the window.

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