Egg-in-a-Hole, an Adorable Breakfast Treat

June 24, 2014  |  

This simple, fast breakfast treat has many different names–bird-in-a-basket, eggs-in-a-hole, egg toast, private eyes, frog-in-a-hole–but everyone calls them delicious. This is a great breakfast for kids in the morning as it only takes about five minutes to make. Another variation: At the end, flip back to the starting point and quickly melt a slice of cheese on the top. For a more sophisticated variation, beat the eggs together with fresh minced herbs and rub the bread (try olive bread!) with a little roasted garlic before you start. You can serve this alone or add some fruit like strawberries or melon on the side. Make them with the help of step-by-step instructions from Chow.

Ingredients
2 (1-inch-thick) slices bread
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 large eggs
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

      1. Cut or tear a 2-inch hole out of the center of each slice of bread.
      2. Melt the butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat until foaming. Add the bread slices. Crack an egg into each bread hole, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the bottoms are golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Using a flat spatula, flip and cook until the second side is golden brown, about 3 minutes more for runny yolks. Serve immediately.

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