How to Make Egg in a Hole Toast

Toast and eggs together as one: egg in a hole, the best simple breakfast you should treat yourself to today.

Sometimes the simplest breakfasts are the best, especially if they’re as whimsical as egg in a hole toast. Call it what you will: toad in a hole, egg in a basket, bullseye eggs, hole-in-one – no matter what it’s name is, it’s delicious.

If you’re looking for golden brown toast, make sure you toast one side of your toast and flip before adding the egg. Also, if you’re looking for picture perfect egg in a holes without any whites spilling out, it helps if you crack your egg into a small bowl before pouring it into the hole in your bread. That way if your hole is too big or too small for the whites, you can easily pour in however much you need.

  • 1 slice bread of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Use a cookie cutter or glass to cut a hole out of your bread. Crack your egg into a small bowl and set aside.

In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat then add your bread with the hole cut out and toast. Toast your circle cut out at the same time. When the toast is golden, flip. If the pan is dry, add a touch more butter as needed.

Carefully pour your egg into the hole and cook on medium to medium low, covered (use a glass lid if you have one so you can see) until the egg is done to your liking. Enjoy with salt and freshly ground pepper.