Egg in a Hole Recipe

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Egg in a Hole is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. I was probably in my 20’s the first time I had every heard about it. Natalie Portman’s character in the movie V for Vendetta was eating one, and it sounded so crispy from the butter when she bit into it, that I really wanted to have one. On a side note, I also misheard her and thought she called it Iggy in a Hole, so that’s what I called it for a long time to come. It’s really easy to make, but the results are exquisite, mouthwatering and just tastes so damn good. I also have a grilled cheese Egg in a Hole version as well.

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Bread (I had fresh, homemade bread that I sliced)



Salt (I usually have unbuttered salt, which is why I need the salt)

Pepper (optional)

Now What?

Take a slice of bread and use a small, round cookie cutter, or a small cup that has about a 2 ½ – 3 inch opening, and use that to twist out the center of the bread slice. You can save that circle to eat, or eat it with your Egg in a Hole, but you won’t need it for the recipe anymore.

In a pan, melt 1 TBS of butter over medium heat.

Dip one side of the bread in the melted butter to coat that entire side, then turn it over and place the other side down into the butter, soaking it all up.

As that side is toasting up, gently crack the egg into the center of the hole.

When the bottom half of the toast is golden brown, carefully flip the slice of bread, egg and all, until that side browns as well.

Pull it off so that the yolk is still runny.

Top with salt and pepper if you wish.

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Slice open and let the yolk run out for some amazing Instagram photos.

Joyce Huang

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