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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We love these and call them Egg in a Basket<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I was a kid, back in the dark ages, the 50's. I saw a film from the 40's. It was a comedy but I can't remember anything else about it but this egg dish. They called it "A One Eye" Sandwich.",  I've been making them ever since. Nice to see some things never die. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We called them "Spit in the Eyes." A family favorite for 7 decades and counting.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
really good item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were amazing, my kids loved them when I made them!!!!! Thank you Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are amazing. My dad cooked these when we were growing up. We called them Sidewalks and put maple syrup on them. YUMMY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought of Ree when I ate the cut out piece! yum item not reviewed by moderator and published
We called these “Popeyes.” I put a twist on these decades ago. I prepare the bread like a French toast. I partially cook one side, flip it, drop in the egg, and when that’s ready, flip it again to complete the cooking. The result should be a slice of French toast with an egg over easy in the center (with the yoke still runny). They’re great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
I call them peek-a-boo eggs. put the circle of toast i cut out over the egg after it's done cooking. you pick it up and - peek-a-boo. I know, corny, but my kids got a kick out of it. I've even created variations using ham and/or bacon on top and melt cheese over it. just tent aluminum foil over the pan to heat the ham/bacon and melt the cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had these as a kid, dad called them man on a raft. I fry one side of the bread first, then turn over and crack egg in, that way both sides are toasty. Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
I just wanted to say that my Grandpa made a version of this for my when I was little. He called it a 'popeye'. Only the yolk poked through the hole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have had this before very yummy. The butter is the best part. If you can try to make it with Irish Butter - KerryGold. It is pure butter and absolutely lovely. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these my whole adult life, we call them grandma eggs, cause she used to make them for us all, soooo good like others said its the butter, but for me its the whole experience of makin them, great family time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must be the only person in the world who had never heard of these, but I tried them and they are delicious. I made them for my grandkids and they loved them too. So easy and tasty. The butter must be the magic ingredient! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have made these my whole life! Love them....but they are calle " bird nests", not egg in a hole, what the heck, just call them yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazingly good. Such a simple recipe and yet, SOOO good. It's the butter that really makes it so good. Three ingredients that just work and it couldn't be easier! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making these for over 45 years the family loves them My Polish aunt showed me how to make them item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not really an egg person, but I did make it for my granddaughter. She thought it was very good. The reason I am writing the review is to make a comment on the "procedure". I think the bread, or at least one side of it, needs to be toasted a little before dropping the egg in. I used a Tuscan chewy white bread I bought at Market Basket (in the Boston area) so that may have had something to do with the bread not getting "toasted" enough when the egg was done - the yolk was hard, which was fine for her... item not reviewed by moderator and published
5 Stars for fun. I make a fried egg breakfast every weekend for my son. I made this today, and it tastes a lot like mine, but there is a definite fun-factor that goes with the recipe. If there's one edge, it's the extra butter that's needed to crisp the bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've heard about these for years and thought it would be nothing special but I was totally wrong. It was so good. The bread was so much better then just toasting in a toaster. I'm sure I will be making this for the family for a long time now. I'm so glad I tried it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making eggs this way for years but called them "Fire In The Hole" and don't even know how, when or where I saw them made this way. My kids loved them and now my grand kids and great grand kids do to. In the movie "Moonstruck" with Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis, Olympia (who played Cher's mom) was making them in one scene, so I thought maybe it was an Italian thing.....I'm half Italian. I guess it's not. They taste GREAT this way!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this a few minutes ago! Even though I added the salt and pepper after serving it, it tastes absolute amazing!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, This reminds me of Mom. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a recipe that will take you back to your childhood. I made them with a good sourdough bread, and they are delicious. Reminded me of being at the cabin with my uncle Frank, waking up early and doing some fishing, and when we came back to the cabin, he would fix these for me. Great times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used to work in a restaurant that served this, but never got around to trying it. I came across this recipe while searching for an easy breakfast to feed my 10 year-old niece, and chose to make it because it looked quick and only called for a few ingredients (I&amp;#39;m pretty lazy in the morning. I even had the kid make my coffee...hers is better than mine. The breakfast was awesome! I used a star-shaped cookie cutter on French bread to make it fun and topped the egg with some fancy red sea salt that I&amp;#39;m glad I finally found a use for. Not only did my niece and I love it, but even the world&amp;#39;s pickiest 2 year-old had some. She threw the rest on the floor and stomped on it, but I still consider it a win at my house. I&amp;#39;ll be making this one again soon. Thanks so much for the recipe that earned me the title of &amp;#34;Cool Aunt&amp;#34;. Now I can stop pretending to know who (or what One Direction is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! My grand-children &amp;#34;Loved it&amp;#34;, especially after reading &amp;#34;Toads on Toast&amp;#34; by Linda Bailey and Colin Jack. Thank You for this recipe. You provided such a happy smile and conversation during breakfast with a 7yr. and 5yr. that is beyond description. Blessed, our hearts were. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I&amp;#39;ve loved this since childhood~thanks~ it fills my heart with loving memories of my mom fixing breakfast for us all : item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love egg in a hole soooooooooooooo much i love adding chopped/ cooked bacon on the egg before it cooks in the pan super good thanks ree item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so much fun to make as it is to eat or serve!! : I love this recipe. Thanks Re :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and Simply Delish! Try this one for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! I grew up eating these all the time~we call them bird's nests! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had never heard of these. Boy we were missing out. Love'em item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe my family has made these for years we call them [ Egg in a baskets] quick and easy. we love them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good as a supper snack. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have been making Egg in a hole forever!! But....we call it....Birdie in a Nest!!! They are yummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have been making this for years. Only difference, I always butter both sides of the bread first then place in skillet. I cook the hole at the same time as the egg in the toast, that way you can place a dollop of strawberry jam on the fried hole for an additional treat item not reviewed by moderator and published
Over 50 years ago my Grandmother started me cooking with this recipe. She called it a "Bullseye." It was so easy to make and one of my favorites. I've started my grandkids with this too as soon as they are tall enough (with a stepstool to reach the stove. Hard to mess up, confidence building tasty breakfast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so simple to make, I was amazed at how delicious it tasted! A great quick, tasty and easy breakfast to make when you're on a go! item not reviewed by moderator and published
HI REE , I MADE THE EGG IN A HOLE AND I AM IN MY GLORY HEAVEN IT IS SO GOOD WOW U ARE AMAZING .. I WATCH U EVERY SATURDAYS LOVE YOUR SHOW .. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This reminds me on Mom. I still make this today, one of my favorite conmfort foods.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
funny i was wondering what's for brunch and saw this episode on foodnetworkd, had for brunch it was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Rhee item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first thing I learned how to make for breakfast. My mother called that a Popeye. And we loved it 55 years ago and still do now! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Are you kidding me? I used to make these when I was a kid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am 86 years old, and my Mother made it for us when I was a Kid,,so you can tell it have been around a LOOONG time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother introduced me to Egg in the Hole in the 70's and to spreading deviled ham on toast around egg and on the toasted circle. Today, to cut some of the fat, I spray non-stick skillet and with buttered PAM and cook on one side. Then lightly spray untoasted side and flip and toast. My husband says the deviled ham is the best addition, although a little high in sodium. I taught this recipe to my children and they have now shared it with their children. That makes four generations of family cooking "Egg in the Hole". item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it. Like back in the third grade when I was a Brownie Scout. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kids love this for brekfast! This recipe has been around for tons of yrs, better known as "Eggs In The Nest". I have made this as a mom and now a grandma. Very easy too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! I can't believe all the different names for the same simple idea. I have also made these for years....but we call them "Turkey Eyes"! Really fast and east to make. Don't even have to toast bread, because you already have everything in one pan. Love them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made them for years everyone loves them and you can get pretty creative with them,but we had anicer name for them that fit better we called them "eggs in a nest" simple but fitting- If you added a slice of cheese we called it egg in the nest with blanket-LOL! Have a Great Week Evryone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I learned to make this in cooking class like in 1963... Yikes! Only my teacher called it "toad in a hole" I made it many times over the decades, for my son and now it's a request from my 7 year old cousin when she comes over! Big hit with kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Childhood favorite! Except we call em' lily pads, the egg is suppose to be the frog &amp; the bread the lily pad. lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy! So delicious! Trick is to let the bread soak up all the melted butter! I make it fun by cutting holes into holiday shapes (i.e. Christmas trees, hearts, dogs &amp; cats... whatever cookie cutters I have &amp; whatever holiday inspires me! This is now one of my son's favorites!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow haven't seen this recipe in forever! Boy does this remind me of summers at my Great Aunt's house in Mississippi. She used to make these for me and my brothers all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far my family's favorite breakfast. I saved the piece's of bread from the hole and made p-nut butter and jelly circle's for lunch : Children really loved that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is probably the only recipe I remember from my high school home economics class (we called it Rabbit in a Hole. It's very simple to make and very tasty. And it's unique, so it impresses people you cook it for. Just ensure your hole is the right size (not too big and not too small. Eat one for a light breakfast or two for a filling option. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, fast and yummy. My family likes this, specially that mornings are kinda fast and trying to get everyone on a good start. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simly&amp; Very Amazing! Love It! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is our new favorite breakfast (and sometimes supper My youngest son &amp; I watched Pioneer Woman for the first time the other day. It was a repeat of the episode with the Egg-in-a-Hole recipe. WE FELL IN LOVE WITH BOTH THIS RECIPE AND WITH REE! They were very easy to make. We use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for ours. I also melt my butter first and then lightly brush it on the bread before I place it on the skillet. Be sure to butter and cook the circle that you cut out (heart in our case. It's delicious when you toast it up too. I even made them with a scrambled egg in the middle for my son with Aspergers that won't eat eggs unless they're scrambled. I told him to take one bite and if he hated it, someone else would eat it. HE ACTUALLY LOVED THEM! Yay! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watch the show and made egg in the hole and I used olive oil though and it came out amazing. Delicious, this is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never tried this before but it was so easy to make and tasted amaaaazing. I tried using less butter though but the egg stuck when I flipped the toast. I put a slice of cheese which was nice too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In my family this is referred to as Egg in the Nest. I am suprise to see this because I thought my family was the only one who made this. It is very simple to make and we used a glass rim to cut the hole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I learned this on a camping trip with friends and used to make this for my grandma when I was a kid during sleepovers. I will always remember this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have had this since a child, (70 yrs. We called it egg in a basket. I use bacon grease which I keep in the refer. Spread bacon grease on the bread, both sides before cutting. Adds more flavor, and the bread soaks up the grease. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple! Weird that I never tried it before! Now I make it all time time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOL I've made this for my younger sister since she was a little girl (She is in college now. She still comes home and asks me to made her this for breakfast as a childhood comfort food. We love this simple dish! We call it egg in a hole" too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been using this recipe for 50+ years. I was told that it was called "Chuck-wagon eggs" , "Cowboy eggs" or "Hole in the wall eggs". Chuck-wagon eggs because of the need for the cook to be able to fit large quantities on his grill pan. It is funny that this dish has so many names. I also saw the egg dish in the movie "Moonstruck". I love rye bread so that is what I use. I like to cut it thick and toast it before adding it to the pan. I sometimes add cheese and herbs. I love the show "The Pioneer Woman" and the way she presents and cooks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family has made this tasty breakfast for years and we call it "Frogs on a lillypad." Perhaps she mentions this on the episode, but don't forget to also brown the cut-out bread piece. It's great for dipping into the not-yet-set yolk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this a lot! So yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good Gosh this is a simple, quick and awesome recipe! It was so easy and my family loved it!! It was a fancy way of serving Eggs and toast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my grandkids...and they already thought I was the coolest grandma ever, but I just went up a few notches! Lol They loved it! Thanks hun! Tee Tee P.S. I didn't get my center cutout either! Lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the yummiest breakfast! Love your recipes, thank you Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this actually tastes good. it turned out better than I expected. I'm always looking for original breakfast recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We're hooked! Even better using sourdough bread, thanx again, Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy. What more could a stay at home mom ask for? Made some bacon to top it off. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and amazing!! We love these and make them all the time. They seem to turn out better when we use a cast iron skillet, but what doesn't! item not reviewed by moderator and published
we love this so much we make it every weekend!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw these and immediatly had to made them. They are quick and super easy to make. Great breakfast on the go or even a quick snack. My kids loved them and they ask for them several times a week. They are delicious, definantly a big hit with my family. Thanks Ree, for another fabulous recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple and so quick! I made this after the show as well and it filled me up. Great breakfast on the go meal! Thanks Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is just crazy how delicious this simple breakfast of snack is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this after I saw the show. It is amazing how something so simple would be so delicious. I Love Ya, Ree Drummond! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ree, Love this recipe and enjoyed watching you make it. Have used it for years. Kind of like eggs and french toast combined. It's so simple and a definite keeper in ones recipe box. YUM!!! 8- item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this right after I saw your show this morning - short on time but hungry. This was SO QUICK and easy to make...my husband was amazed that I had time to make him breakfast before running out the door. This will be my new 'go to' breakfast before heading to work since I can set it up and have it plated in 5 minutes! Thank you, Ree, for reminding me of an old childhood favorite (and you're right - those bread cut outs are the BEST!. Oh, and if you love cheese like we do, add a thin slice or some grated cheese to the top after you flip it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it, Ree! I made it right after your show came on this morning. SO easy &amp; tasty! Great for those rushed mornings : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! A quick and easy way to have your morning eggs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these for years. My son loves them. Try putting a slice of ham, sausage, salsa or what you like on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids loved these when they were growin gup and still talk about them but we used cookie cutters instead. A Xmas tree during the holidays a teddy bear for just special I love you days etc. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So tasty and easy to make. I found it easier to toast both sides of bread before adding the egg. If not the bread isn't toasted enough for our liking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has always been a family favorite, but I never thought to toast the middle piece in butter. It was so great and we always eat it that way now. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
We camp a lot so it is an excellent breakfast. However we called it framed eggs item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have been making this my whole life. We always add season all to the top. Its funny what people call this and how many people have never seen it. Love mine a little runny. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make! Didn't change a thing bc they are already perfect!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been eating these all my life but we always called ours a birds nest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There are many names for this and I'd like to add mine: Sunshine Toast! My kids love this for breakfast, adding corn syrup and powdered sugar to the top! Wow, thanks bringing this to the table again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Butter, bread, and egg. Can't go wrong with this recipe. Watch out though, the egg can POP. It might have just been me or the new oven I'm getting accustomed to. At the time, I had my face right in front of the egg yolk before it exploded butter and egg yolk on my face. Still tasted great and will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My parents have been making this breakfast for thirty years. Paula Deen even did this in one of her eps a few years ago. It's always delicious as we cook the bread buttered on both sides like texas toast but this is no way an original recipe. Just a repeat of a classic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loves this and brags about breakfast as if I spent forever on it! LOVE IT.....quick and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I thought that I had a reprieved childhood having never heard of these so you have company. Now I have made them three times since the show aired. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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