Often, the simplest recipes are the most delicious! Egg in a Hole is quick classic that comes together so easily. Perfectly cooked eggs, nestled in crispy bread, all sprinkled with Parmesan. A super simple, super delicious breakfast!
If you’re looking for a simple breakfast that’s not soggy cereal, then Eggs in a hole are for you! Call ’em eggs in a basket, eggs in a nest, eggs with a hat(!), whatever you call them, they makes for a great weekday breakfast or an easy weekend bite.
Why this is so good
- A super easy breakfast, only 4 ingredients.
- Get a protein punch with perfectly cooked eggs.
- A quick and filling breakfast.
- Eggs with Parmesan, a delicious combo!
- Bread – sliced into large squares. You can use your favorite bread.
- Eggs – ideally use fresh, free range/organic.
- Parmesan – or any hard cheese you can grate.
- Salt & Pepper – adjust to taste.
- Garnish – parsley or chives work well.
How to make these Eggs in a Hole
Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the full recipe
Create a hole in each slice of bread, then toast a couple of slices in a large skillet, with butter.
Add an egg to the hole in the bread and cook until the egg white is cooked and the yolk is still runny. Then season and sprinkle with Parmesan.
What is an Egg in a hole?
Egg in a hole is also known by many other names… egg in a basket, gashouse eggs, one eyed jacks and bullseye eggs. The dish is simply an egg fried in a hole in a slice of bread. A waffle or bagel (with a large enough hole) can also be substituted for the slice of bread.
Sunny side up vs Eggs over easy
These Eggs in a Hole can please both sides of the fried egg aisle! You can cook them sunny side up or if you want them over easy you can flip these and cook the egg on both sides. Just make sure the egg has cooked on the first side first, so it combines with the toast and you can flip it.
What to dip into eggs?
Whether sunny side up or over easy, a nice runny yolk is made for dipping! Luckily Eggs in a Hole come with pre made dipping discs! Keep the piece of bread you cut out from the hole, toast it and use it is a dipper – perfect.
- Use a large cookie cutter or the top of a glass to cut a hole in the center of the bread.
- Be careful not to make the hole too large as it can cause the bread to become flimsy and fall apart.
- You can do these eggs over easy too, just make sure the egg has combined with the toast before flipping!
The right bread for the job
Large, square pieces of white or brioche bread work best for this recipe.
Other easy breakfast recipes
- Loaded Scrambled Eggs
- Instant Pot Boiled Eggs
- Eggs In Purgatory
- Huevos Rancheros
- Breakfast Bread Bowls
- Healthy Omelette Recipe
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Parmesan Egg in a Hole
- 6 slices of bread large square slices
- 3 tbsp butter
- 6 eggs
- .125 tsp parmesan
- salt & pepper to taste
- Optional: fresh parsley to garnish
- Create a hole in the middle of each bread slice using a cookie cutter or the top edge of a round glass.
- Heat 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet. Add a slice (or two if there is enough space) to the skillet. Toast the bread until golden brown and then flip over.
- Add an egg to the hole in the bread. Cook until the egg white is cooked and the yolk is firm but still runny inside.
- Remove from the pan and sprinkle several large pinches of parmesan cheese on top. Add salt and pepper to taste. Optionally, garnish with chopped parsley.
- Large, square pieces of white or brioche bread work best for this recipe
- Use a large cookie cutter or the top of a glass to cut a hole in the center of the bread. Be careful not to make the hole too large as it can cause the bread to become flimsy and fall apart