Thursday, October 7, 2010

Egg in a Hole

You know those meals that you ate as a kid? The ones that you remember fondly and love to share with your own children? Well, Egg in a Hole is one of those meals for me. I didn't eat them all the time, but I have vivid memories of eating and enjoying them as a kid. I'm not sure why I waited as long as I did to share this with my kids, but within the past month or so (since school started) I did. Maybe it has to do with trying to make sure they get some protein in their breakfast and so I'm trying to be more creative. Maybe its just because I forgot about it until now. I think it's more the latter. I have an excuse though, I have "mom brain". I forget things easily.

I just love it when she sits on the stool with her legs tucked up in her pj's.

Anyway, so I asked if they wanted to try Egg in a Hole, and both said yes. Lindsay loved it immediately, but she loves fried eggs with runny yolks. Kera ate it but hasn't really had it again, even though I tried making it with a scrambled egg for her. She's just not much of a breakfast eater. Oh well, you can't please them all. But I have made them several times since for Lindsay and so I thought I'd share the "recipe" with you. I still can't believe I was awake enough this morning to take these pictures! Ha!

So what you need is this:
A plastic cup-make sure the opening isn't bigger than your piece of bread.

Take the cup and press it into the bread, twisting it gently.

You might need to flip the bread over, match the cup to the slight indentation and press on the other side too.

Then carefully separate the bread circle from the center. It should look something like this.

Then lightly butter both sides of both pieces of bread. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat.

Place bread in skillet, crack egg and pour into the hole in the larger piece of bread.

Flip once the bread is browned on that side and egg is partially cooked.
Cook other side until brown and egg is as done as you like.


For Lindsay, I actually have to cut it into bit sized pieces. But then she gets the yummy, runny yolk, which is easily soaked up by the toasted circles of bread! She has 2 of those because this was her 2nd Egg in a hole of the morning and she saves the circles for last, they are the best part!



  1. Hi! Thanks for the follow! My husband used to have this as a child too and loves it! We call it eggs in a nest.
    What beautiful scenery you have! wow.

  2. Kendra. I love this! My friend, Delani, made this for us when she lived with us for a while. I have to remember to make this for the boys. They love eggs and toast, so I'm sure this would be a hit. Thanks for the fun idea!


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