Egg-in-a-Hole

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
3 min
Cook:
2 min

Yield:
1 egg-in-the-hole
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 slice of your favorite kind of bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

With a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, press a hole in the center of the slice of bread.

Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt in the butter. When the butter is all spread out, place the piece of bread in the skillet and crack the egg straight into the center of the hole.

Cook until the egg sets a bit on the bottom, 30 to 45 seconds. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper. After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side.

Move the whole piece of toast around the skillet, soaking up all of the glorious butter. Let it cook until the yolk feels soft. Here's the key: golden brown toast, white (not brown/burned) whites, soft unbroken yolk. Perfect.


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So simple and so good! I can't believe that I have never seen these before. I've been missing out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I eat one of these just about every morning... Well not every morning but most of the time... Love, Love, Love this... item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Good stuff! We always called them "Bull's eyes" Also I flip the bread once before putting the egg in the center so that the bread is toasted on both sides. I love everything Ree cooks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my gosh. My Dad used to make this for us when we were kids and he called it "Egg In A Basket". Love being able to renew my youth with this. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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