Recipe: Eggs In A Hole

Confession time: I don’t like breakfast food. I find it to be either too heavy or too sweet for early in the morning. Give me toast and tea anyday. That said, when I first went to The Friendly Toast in Cambridge my mind was changed (a little bit). I found a breakfast item I really love: Eggs in a Hole. Buttery toast paired with a creamy, runny yolk? Oh come on now.

I’ve never made Eggs in a Hole at home (why bother when The Friendly Toast is 5 minutes from my house?) but this weekend I gave it a try. This isn’t exactly a recipe blog, more like a technique guide. Enjoy!

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Bread is the underdog with Eggs in a Hole. It should be hearty but light, crispy, and buttery.

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Buttering both sides and crisping them before adding the eggs is essential.

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I mean, how can you argue with this?

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To cut the hole in the bread I used a medium sized cutter from my round cutter set.

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It really couldn’t be easier – insert the cutter and give it a good twist. Don’t even think about tossing that toasty, buttery inner circle. Just go ahead an munch on that while you cook the eggs.

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The eggs go right in the hole and cook over medium heat for a few minutes. While you wait go ahead and salt and pepper the eggs.

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When the bottom of the eggs have firmed up, it’s time to flip. Do this gently! For a runny egg (the best way to enjoy Eggs in a Hole), cook the other side only for a minute or so.

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Serve up with bacon and tea. Good morning to you!

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Break the yolk and mop it up with the toast. Perfection.

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Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

6 thoughts

  1. I used to hate breakfast too, but it really is the most important meal of the day. I do a 50/50 egg yolk/egg white scramble with cumin, sea salt, chili pepper, garlic powder and torn baby spinach w/ 1/4 of an avocado AND a side of steel cut oats w. white chia seeds, coconut milk and a little almond butter. Seems like a lot of food but since I’ve been doing this for a year ALL of my size 2 clothes fit me again, so I think it’s working!

  2. My mom used to make this for me all the time growing up! I haven’t thought about it until now. Thanks for the good memory. I’m going to make this soon! :)

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