Food and Recipes Dairy Eggs Egg In A Hole 5.0 (2) 2 Reviews This fun breakfast is fun and easy to cook, even on busy mornings. By Carrie Honaker Carrie Honaker Instagram Twitter Carrie Honaker is a freelance writer and pastry chef specializing in food, wine, and travel. Southern Living's editorial guidelines Published on March 6, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Active Time: 7 mins Total Time: 8 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe Love the convenience of one pan cooking? Breakfast can be that easy with an egg-in-a-hole—an egg cooked to over easy perfection inside a slice of bread. Why cook eggs and toast separately when you can have them nestled together, waiting for all that yolky gravy? There are myriad names for the dish: egg-in-a-basket, toad-in-a-hole, egg with a hat, gashouse eggs, and even Moonstruck eggs after the 80s romantic comedy where Olympia Dukakis prepares Cher’s character Loretta eggs-in-a-hole topped with red peppers. No matter what you call it, the cooking process remains constant. It involves a thick slice of bread (minus the center) toasted in a buttered skillet with an egg slid into the hole to fry and flip. It’s an inexpensive breakfast that brings me back to a cast iron pan hanging over a campfire, for a simple cookout breakfast in the woods. Ingredients 1 slice bread (about 3/4 inch thick) 1 large egg 1 Tbsp. butter Salt and pepper Directions Prepare: First, gather your ingredients. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Cut a hole: With a cookie or biscuit cutter, cut a hole in the center of the bread (about 2 inches depending on the bread slice—if your bread is thinner, you'll need a larger hole for the egg so it fits into the bread). Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Crack an egg into a ramekin or custard cup to prevent any shells from getting into the final dish. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Melt butter: Heat skillet over medium-low heat (heavy-duty cast iron is our favorite), and add butter. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Once the butter is melted, add bread. If you like, toast the bread center at the same time to serve alongside your final dish. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Cook bread and egg: Cook bread until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes, and flip. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Slide the egg into the hole, and add a pinch of salt. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Cook until just set, approximately 3 minutes. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Flip Egg In A Hole: Using a flexible spatula, gently flip the egg and toast together. Dust with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 25 more seconds, until the other side is over easy with the yolk just set. Caitlin Bensel; Food Stylist: Torie Cox Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 251 Calories 17g Fat 15g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 251 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 217mg 72% Sodium 600mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Dietary Fiber 1g 3% Total Sugars 2g Protein 9g Vitamin C 0mg 0% Calcium 75mg 6% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 113mg 2% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.