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Easy Egg in a hole

One of my kid’s favorite breakfast dishes is this easy egg in a hole. It is so simple to make and it’s crazy delicious! As a matter of fact, it’s our “go to” breakfast dish for busy days AND relaxed weekends. It works for ALL occasions!

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Two piece of bread with holes cut out in the middle with a fried egg inside the hole.

lava eggs and runny yolks!

One of my favorite ways to eat eggs is fried. There’s something about that runny, yellow yolk that can be sopped up with bread that just can’t be beat! But I noticed that my kids didn’t have the same enthusiasm for that “runny, yellow stuff.” As a result, I had to get creative if I was going to get them to even try it. Therefore, I decided to call fried eggs: LAVA EGGS.

INstantly my kids were curious and ready to try!

As soon as I told them that these eggs were filled with lava that would run out onto your plate and could be eaten, they were all in! Of course, there’s always one that will still resist. But I am happy to say that 2 out of my 3 kids love fried eggs now and it all started with LAVA!

elevating the lava egg for the kids

Although my kids were happy with just a fried egg and toast, I remembered a breakfast dish that I watched my sister make for her kids. She called it “Egg in a basket.”

Pairing lava eggs and a cute way to eat it was genius!

I decided to steal my sister’s breakfast dish and try it on my tribe. I never quite understood the “basket” part of that dish… so I called it “Egg in a hole.” That made more sense to me. What makes it even more fun for the kids is the circular piece of bread that you cut out to make that hole in the bread. We call this the “hat.” The hat is then cooked in a little bit of butter until it gets nice and toasty. It’s not only cute to look at on the plate, it’s perfect for sopping up that runny, yellow yolk.

watch it made here:

easy egg in a hole recipe

Pantry Ingredients:

  • Bread
  • Salt/Pepper

Fridge Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Butter

Equipment Needed:

  • Non stick skillet
  • Spatula
  • Glass/cup

easy egg in a hole instructions

  • First, heat your skillet on medium high.
  • Second, add 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Third, cut a hole in the center of your bread using your cup/glass.
Two slices of white bread with a hole cut in the center sitting in a skillet with butter.
  • Next, add your slices of bread (with a hole in the middle) to the skillet.
  • Finally, crack your eggs into the holes in the bread.
Two slices of white bread with holes cut in the center with an egg cracked in each hole. The two slices of bread are sitting in skillet.
  • During the cooking process, season eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Then, flip the pieces of bread (with egg in the center) whenever it is toasted on the bottom.
  • Next, cook on the flipped side to your desired type of egg. (Hard, Easy, etc…)
  • Take “Easy egg in a hole” out of skillet.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet to cook your “hats.”
  • Place the pieces of bread (hats) into the skillet with butter.
  • Toast the “hats” on both sides in the butter.
  • At last, remove “hats” from the pan and place on top of your “Easy egg in a hole.”
  • Most importantly, Enjoy!
A sectional pink plate with fried eggs sitting in a hole in the largest section of the plate and strawberries, blueberries, and the bread hats in the smaller three sections of the plate.

how do i keep “easy egg in a hole” interesting?

  • Instead of using a glass/cup to cut the hole in the bread, use cookie cutters or anything else that would create a fun shape for the kids!
  • You can always cook your eggs to different degrees of “done.”
  • If your kids are like my “baby boy”, then a fried egg is not an option. Instead, scramble the eggs and place them into the hole in the bread after you’ve toasted it in the skillet with butter.
  • Use different types of breads. For example: Wheat, butter, whole grain, etc…
  • Try different seasonings instead of just salt and pepper. For example: Everything but bagel seasoning

what can i put on top of “easy egg in hole”?

  • Top easy egg in a hole with salsa for a “Spanish twist!”
  • Top with slices of avocado.. YUM!
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Top with syrup or honey for the sweet tooth in the house. (Wink, wink)
Two piece of bread with holes cut out in the middle with a fried egg inside the hole.

Easy Egg in a Hole

Jessie Thompson & Seasonal, Southern Living in Spanish
A simple and delicious breakfast recipe that can be whipped up quickly. With endless variations and minimal ingredients, it's sure to become your "go to" breakfast as well!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Non stick skillet
  • Spatula
  • Glass/cup

Ingredients
  

  • Bread
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Eggs
  • Butter

Instructions
 

  • First, heat your skillet on medium high.
  • Second, add 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Third, cut a hole in the center of your bread using your cup/glass.
  • Next, add your slices of bread (with a hole in the middle) to the skillet.
  • Then, crack your eggs into the holes in the bread.
  • During the cooking process, season eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Flip the pieces of bread (with egg in the center) whenever it is toasted on the bottom.
  • Next, cook on the flipped side to your desired type of egg. (Hard, Easy, etc…)
  • Take “Easy egg in a hole” out of the skillet.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet to cook your “hats.”
  • Place the pieces of bread (hats) into the skillet with butter.
  • Toast the “hats” on both sides in the butter.
  • At last, remove “hats” from the pan and place on top of your “Easy egg in a hole.”
  • Most importantly, Enjoy!
Keyword Easy, Egg

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