Egg-in-the-hole, toad in a hole, egg in a basket, toad in toast… whatever you want to call it, is a delicious breakfast that most of us have heard of or even made but I always felt it could be better. I must warn you, I am a carbohydrate LOVER so my solution was simple, don’t cut the hole out! I tried this for myself one morning while the girls were eating oatmeal & Nate was out of town and decided that it was one of the best breakfast I have ever had! As soon as Nate came back, I had him try it and he was impressed!!
Okay, let’s get to the nitty gritty!
Eggs. Bread. Butter… that’s literally all you need! Of course you can add salt and/or pepper, cheese, hot sauce… whatever!
Butter your bread and lay it in your pan butter side down!
Take the back of a spoon and smush in the middle of your bread. You really can use your fingers for this part, I was just being sanitary for your benefit 😉.
Crack your egg into the pit, cover the pan with a lid… Or I use my plate (of course that plate is not plastic or paper). This will help your egg cook on top while the bread is toasting underneath. I turned the stove top burner to medium heat and let sit for a few minutes and checked it.
Once your egg starts cooking into the bread and the bottom of your bread is cooked to what you like –should I be referring to it as toast?- flip!
You are going to want to be careful doing this, just like you would be making a fried egg.
Before i flip this, i usually turn the burner off because the pan will be hot enough to keep cooking, you dont have to but I find it easier. The amount of time you cook it on this side is all preference, Nate likes his egg sunny side up or over easy so his is a quick flip and done, I like mine over medium so I usually turn the burner off and leave it a little longer.
The flip it onto your plate! As this point you can eat it or throw some cheese on it. When it comes to my eggs, I usually like the processed kraft sliced cheese!
*Note to self, sliced kraft cheese does not photograph well.*
After this, I will put my pan over top of it to help speed up the melting process.
Final step: Eat!
- Cheese (opt.)
- Salt and pepper (opt.)
- Anything else you like on your eggs
- Butter one side of your bread completely & place butter side down in cooking pan.
- Press the middle of the bread down into the pan (you can use your fingers or the rounded part of a spoon).
- Crack and egg into the indentation you made in the bread,season. Turn on burner to medium heat and cover pan with lid.
- Cook until egg started to cook into your bread and bottom of your bread is tour desired toastiness.
- Flip carefully, so you don’t break your yolk (if you do, I’m sure that’s fine too) & let it cool until it’s at least over easy.
- Flip back over onto your plate and add your cheese