Saturday, January 19, 2013


     Sometimes it's the simplest things that take your taste buds back in time, making even a grownup grin. Egg-In-A-Hole does that for me. It did for Dan too when I made it for him. I'm not sure if he was smiling because his Egg-In-A-Hole took him back, or because he thought I was nerdy cutting it into a heart shape for him. But I did get a smile none the less. I'll take it.
     Many of you can relate when it comes to the good ole Egg-In-A-Hole. As children it never occurred to us that it was just a simple egg and toast. For some reason when our Mother cut a hole in the center, fried an egg in it, and made the bread buttery-crisp like a grilled cheese it was something special. We were convinced she was genius!
I suppose if all of us got that excited over "just an egg and toast" then she WAS a genius now wasn't she.
     Bring old memories into your kitchen, and create new ones for your family by making Egg-In-A-Hole for breakfast! Your kiddos will think you are pretty crafty. Choose a simple round cookie cutter, or use a heart or star. I used a heart. These would be perfect for a healthier Valentine's Day Breakfast. 


Old American Favorite

Butter - soft and spreadable
Salt and Pepper

-Use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of a slice of bread. (round, heart, star, etc)
-Turn pan on stove to medium/high heat as you would for a grilled cheese or to fry an 
-Use a butter knife to spread soft butter on to both sides of the bread and the bread cut 
-Lay the buttered bread in the heated frying pan. Crack egg into hole.
-Lay bread cutout into pan as well.
-Salt and Pepper egg if desired.
-After a couple minutes, check for browning like you would a grilled cheese by lifting the 
  corner with a spatula.
-When the bread is toasted dark golden brown on the bottom, use the spatula to flip the 
-Flip the bread cutout at this time too.
-Turn the heat down a tiny bit as the second side always seems to toast a little faster.
-Check the second side for browning just the same as the first.
-When it is done to your liking, remove the Egg-In-A-Hole, and the buttery crisp cutout  
   from the pan onto your plate. 
-Enjoy your Egg-In-A-Hole on it's own or with a splash of salsa or hot sauce. 

*If you are looking for a sunny side up egg, add the egg after the flipping of the bread so 
   that one side is already toasted by the time you add your egg. 


  1. Since we are back in the kid business every morning, I think I shall have to resurrect this old favorite. Wouldn't hurt to be clever again...

    1. Who are you feeding every morning?
      Tis an oldie but goodie:)