Egg in a Hole

Egg in a Hole

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  • Prep

    1 m
  • Cook

    4 m
  • Ready In

    5 m
Recipe by  rosburn

“A delicious runny yolk egg cooked in the center of a piece of toast and eaten with a fork is a great way to enjoy an egg in a slightly different way. My kids feel fancy when eating these.”

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Original recipe yields 1 serving



  1. Melt the bacon grease in a non-stick pan over low heat.
  2. Cut a 1 1/2 to 2-inch hole from the center of the bread slice; lay in the hot skillet. When the side facing down is lightly toasted, about 2 minutes, flip and crack the egg into the hole; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the egg is cooked and mostly firm. Flip again and cook 1 minute more to assure doneness on both sides. Serve immediately.

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my advice to people is when I learned this recipe at like 8 years old, I took the bread buttered it both sides, and took a small mouth glass and pressed down to cut the perfect circle (hole) in the middle of the bread, put it on the stove and added the egg to the hole, salt and peppered, flipped and cooked the little cut out circle as well. it never burned. Never even tried bacon, I was too little then lol.

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

This was breakfast after my muffins tanked. It's always a comforting breakfast (my dad made it for me when I was a kid) but it was made even better with the use of bacon grease. Is there anything bacon can't make better? I don't think so. ;)



Excellent. I'm 50 years old and had never heard of this before. I prepared it for my husband this morning and he loved it. I used a fork to mix the egg a couple times as it cooked so it wasn't as runny. I was a little short on bacon grease so I added a little butter to the grease. I put the extra bread rounds in another skillet, and quickly sauted them in butter with cinnamon/sugar sprinkled on top, flipping them once -- a delicious and easy addition to this already yummy breakfast.

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Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 231 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 236 mg
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 671 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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