How to Make the Perfect Egg-in-a-Hole

Egg-in-a-hole, also known as ‘egg-in-the-basket’ or a ‘hole-in-one,’ is not only a delicious way to eat an egg with toast, it’s also really fun. You can substitute the bread with a bagel or waffle and try different toppings like Cheddar cheese, green onions or chopped parsley. Here, I made egg in a hole two ways — with white bread and bagels — both topped with lots of feta, red chilis and a sprinkling of dill.

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Egg-in-a-Hole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients:
2 thick slices bread or 1-2 bagels
1 Tbsp butter
2 eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
½ red chili, finely sliced (optional)
1 Tbsp chopped dill

Directions:
1. Make a hole in your bread using a 2” round cutter or the rim of a small glass.

Related: Egg-cellent Omelette Recipes

2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place butter in the pan. Once melted, add bread and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

3. Flip the toast over and crack the egg into the middle of the hole. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cover pan with a lid. Let cook until egg is set, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with feta, red chilis and dill.

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Published December 3, 2015, Updated December 1, 2018

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