Egg in a Hole is a childhood favourite, and using high quality country bread brings it to adult level. Oozy yellow yolk magic gets sopped up with every bite of toast - and that is a little piece of heaven, my friends.

Egg in a Hole

A childhood favourite. Buttery toast surrounds an egg with a perfectly runny yolk, but the taste is so much more than the sum of its parts.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword egg in a hole, eggs in a basket, fried egg, toad in a hole, toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 piece of good country bread


  1. Cut out a 2 inch (5 cm) hole from your piece of bread using a glass or cookie cutter. Set bread aside.

    Melt butter in a small pan over medium-low heat. Add the bread-with-a-hole and the leftover bread circle, swirling them around in the pan, to soak up the butter. 

    Gently crack an egg into the hole. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, until the whites on the bottom have set. Carefully flip over the bread, as well as the bread circle, again swirling them in the butter, and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. You should now have golden toasted bread and an egg with a soft yolk.

    Serve topped with slices of avocado, your favourite herbs, and freshly cracked salt and pepper.