Monday, December 27, 2010


Are you a parent?  If so, your kiddos are probably on school break this week.  I don't have any rugrats running around my house, but if I did, I'd be worried about keeping them entertained all day long.  There's a lot of opportunity for mischief during school break.  (Don't ask me how I know this.)

One way to keep everybody busy is to get the whole gang in the kitchen for meal prep, and this breakfast is the perfect opportunity.  Eggs-in-a-hole looks so doggone funny, everybody will love helping out.  Let the kids use a cookie cutter to cut the hole in the bread or dump the egg into the hole.  And if it doesn't look perfect, who cares?  The kids will be too busy chowing down their delicious creations to notice.

How do you get your family into the kitchen? 
Serves: 2*

2 pieces of your favorite bread
2 eggs
1.5 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper

Since this cooks so quickly, be sure to have all of your ingredients ready to go before getting started.  Using a cookie cutter or a sharp knife, cut a 2.5" hole into each slice of bread.  Crack eggs into separate small bowls or cups.

In a 12" non-stick skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat.  Once the butter is melted, add the large pieces of bread to the center of the skillet and the "holes" to the outside edges of the skillet.  Immediately pour one egg into each hole.  Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper, and allow them to cook for about a minute and a half.  Carefully flip the eggs-in-a-hole, and allow them to cook on the second side until they reach the desired consistency, about 70 seconds if you like your eggs a little runny.  Serve the eggs-in-a-hole with the egg hiding under the "hole" part of the bread.  

*If you're making more than two servings, keep the first eggs-in-a-hole warm in a low oven.  Also, wipe out the skillet with a paper towel between each batch.    


  1. Cute! I can totally see making this to entertain myself.

  2. Great idea! I love an egg on my toast - now I can have it 'in' my toast! :)

  3. A blast from the past! We grew up on these but called them "eggs in a basket" I made them for Will just the other day. So fun, great post Erin.

  4. Adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Glad you guys like eggs-in-a-hole! The husband thinks it's pretty awesome, too. :-)

  6. You're right, it's tough keeping the troops entertained on vacation, especially when we are snowed in. This is such a great idea!

  7. I adore egg-in-the-hole. It's one of my favorite breakfasts even though I past 40 a long, long time ago. Thanks for reminding everyone about this wonderful breakfast treat.

  8. My mom used to make these. We loved them as kids.

  9. My dad used to make this for us when we were little - I introduced it to Phillip's nieces and nephews the other morning when they came to stay and it went down a treat. Kids love to add tomato sauce or you can add a tomato chutney to make it a little more adult!

  10. I totally forgot about egg in a hole! I used to make these for my sister growing up. We would lather on the cheese whiz before eating them.

    Looking back... how gross was that?!