Easy Breakfast Alert! Egg in a Hole.

I had never had Egg in a Hole for breakfast until I was visiting a dear friend of mine in Auburn many years ago and he made it for everybody staying with him one morning. I was so impressed, I never forgot it. It is very easy, fast and tasty. I wanted to share it with you.

This is literally all you need: bread, eggs, Pam cooking spray and salt and pepper to taste. The first step is to cut out a hole in your slice of bread. You want the hole to be big enough but not too big. I use a glass to make the hole.

Make a Hole

This is easy enough- you can discard the “hole” or you can do as I do, and keep it. The next step is to toast the bread a little in the skillet. I used a cast iron skillet on medium low heat, but a regular skillet will work just fine as well. Spray the skillet with Pam (I use coconut oil in the cast iron skillet) and put your bread in there and let it toast for a minute or two and flip it over, toasted side up.

Pan Toasted Bread

Guess what the next step is… yep, crack a egg in the hole. Salt and pepper it to taste.

Crack an Egg

The key is letting the egg cook enough before trying to flip it. It’s going to take a minute or two, maybe three to ┬ábe cooked enough to flip without making a mess. When you can slide a spatula underneath without hearing the hissing of egg white hitting the hot pan, it’s ready. So, the next step is to flip!


At this point, you are almost ready to gobble this up. Bub and I like our eggs easy over. So, for us, these Eggs in a Hole only need to cook for about another minute. You will need to adjust cook time according to how cooked you prefer your eggs.


I doubt Jody remembers making Egg in a Hole for us so long ago in Auburn and I bet he would be surprised to know that that breakfast made such a lasting impression on me! But, it did. His moma is a good cook, I bet she taught him how to make this tasty breakfast. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as Bub and I do.

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  1. This was actually the first thing I ever learned how to cook on my own. I remember being eight and making this for my mom and pops being pret-ty proud of myself…

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