Monday, September 16, 2019


This recipe came from the Pioneer Woman via the Food Network, and brought back a memory of my Mum fixing us this when we were kids, just for fun.  I think it was called Eggs-in-a-Basket, so the idea has been around for a while and you may have done your eggs and toast this way too at some point.

The recipe I found by Ree Drummond was made into a more involved sandwich which looks great.  See here for that one.  However, I wanted something simple for breakfast, but a little different.  I am giving you my version, with thanks to Ree Drummond for a refresher of the technique, and the idea.  

Basically fried egg and toast but the presentation is nice and puts a more decorative twist on things.  

Egg-in-a-Hole Breakfast, for 1

1 slice of your favorite bread
1 egg
1 tablespoon butter
Fruit as a side dish

Melt the butter in a frying pan on medium to medium-high heat.

While butter is melting, use a cookie cutter or the rim of a small glass to cut a hole in the bread.

Put the bread in frying pan, along with the little round piece you cut out, making sure the bread soaks up some of that butter on both sides.

Break an egg into the hole of the bread.  When one side is golden brown, carefully flip to the other side using a spatula.   When that side is golden brown, your egg should still be soft on the inside.

Place on your plate along with your choice of fruit, and you have a nice breakfast.  Timing is only a few minutes each side.  You be the judge depending on how you like your egg, but be careful not to burn your bread.  

This was delicious!  

As I was making a cake for company, I had the raspberries on hand and they made a nice accompaniment, but obviously any favorite is a good thing.

A sprinkling of grated cheese over the egg in the pan would be good.  

Also a small glass of juice maybe.  I finished with a cup of coffee.