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Some mornings the easiest breakfasts are the best. Those are mornings to break out this classic recipe for egg in the hole. You only need a few ingredients for this delicious, protein filled breakfast.
This is a great breakfast to make with your children. If they do not like the spicy flavor of hot sauce, simply omit.
For mornings when you have a few more minutes, this is delicious served with a breakfast sausage, oven roasted parsley potatoes, or bacon and a side of fruit.
Here’s my classic egg in the hole recipe. I think you’ll love it.
Egg in the Hole
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 bread slices
- 2 eggs
- hot sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut hole in bread slices with a biscuit cutter or glass.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Place bread slices in skillet.
- Break open egg and pour into hole in the egg.
- Sprinkle hot sauce over egg based on personal preference for spice.
- Cook until egg firm, approximately 1 minute, and then flip.
- Cook another minute and then remove from skillet.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
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We always called this “Toad in the Hole.” I have no idea why. 🙂
We call it a toad-in-the-hole, too! I’ve also heard it called a bird-in-the-nest. Funny!
Mmmm memories from my childhood! I think I just decided to have breakfast-dinner tonight. 🙂
I never thought to put hot sauce on it – that would be yum!
Hi Robyn, it’s the girl you met in Atlanta and gave me a ride the last night. You site looks great! I have made this egg in hole for valentines day with a heart cut out…the kids think it neat.
OMG! I made it this morning and it was delicious. I also squeezed two sausage patties between the two slices of bread. Yum! Only problem was, when I took a big bite all the runny yolk came out of the bottom of it. Maybe I didn’t cook it long enough or something? Fast, delicious breakfast!
Thanks for the great reminder of a delicious breakfast! I haven’t had this in a LONG time so I made it this morning! Instead of the hot sauce, I sprinkled about a teaspoon of real bacon bits over the egg just after I cracked it. My husband loves bacon and will eat it on anything and everything. I love that I can save some calories by adding bacon bits for flavor and not having to eat a slice (or two or three!!) of bacon on the side. Thanks again! Your site is so cute!