I found this strange breakfast idea in my Pioneer Woman cookbook. It’s actually a really great idea. Fried egg and toast join forces. PW calls this an Egg in a Hole, but I like the name Fried Egg Toast better. I eat one of these for breakfast almost every day of the week.
You can cook this as long or as little as you like, depending on how your like your egg cooked. I say no to runny eggs, so I cook mine until the whole egg is solid. If you want to be healthier, you can substitute egg whites for the whole egg. I’ve been doing that this week because I had a ton of leftover egg whites from making my King Cakes. The egg white version is equally as delicious and knocks off some calories if you care about that sort of thing.
Makes 1 serving.
Total prep and cook time: 6-8 minutes
- 1 slice of bread
- 1 egg
- 2 T butter (or spray butter)
- salt and pepper
Feel free to skip through the picture demonstration to get straight to the listed directions.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on a skillet. I use spray butter because it is zero cals. Both ways taste delicious.
Use a circle shaped cookie cutter to remove the center from the slice of bread. This can also be done using a biscuit cutter, the rim of a drinking glass, or a knife. Place the slice of bread onto the skillet and allow it to soak up the butter for 1 minute over medium-low heat.
Crack 1 egg into the cut out section of the bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Allow the egg to cook, undisturbed, for at least 2 minutes. I let mine cook for a few minutes longer because I don't like it runny. Add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet and allow it to melt. If using spray butter, cover the uncooked side of the slice of bread with spray butter.
Using a spatula, carefully flip the slice of bread to the other side. Don't worry if things get a little jumbled up during this step. It'll still be just as yummy. Scoot any runaway egg back into the circle with the spatula. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook for another minute or to until desired consistency is reached
Transfer it onto a plate and serve it with a big glass of orange juice :)
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out a circle in the middle of the slice of bread. Set aside.
- Melt 1 T of butter over medium-low heat in a skillet. Add the frame of the bread to the skillet and allow it to soak up the butter for 1 minute.
- Crack an egg and pour the contents into the center of the bread where you have cut out the circle. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Allow to sit undisturbed for 2 minutes or longer. Melt the other tablespoon of butter in the skillet and carefully flip the slice of bread to the other side. Sprinkle the egg portion with salt and pepper. Allow to cook until desired consistency is reached.
- Use egg whites instead of a whole egg.
- Whisk the egg in a small bowl before pouring it into the center of the bread.