By DK on Oct 09, 2007

Egg-in-the-hole goes by many names – “Egg in the basket”, “hen in a nest”, “one-eyed monster breakfast” ,”toad in the hole” etc.etc. Call it by any name – the end result makes a beautiful and attractive presentation. There is this story for how I came by this recipe. I was newly married and one fine morning after the usual breakfast of idli’s – u know the typical south Indian breakfast – for many mornings past, my DH popped the sudden discussion about the importance of Protein and it is essential (blah blah and more blahs) ! I was like ‘oook,so?”. He asked me if I could make egg for him in the mornings. I hate eggs and promptly told him so. He was like ‘its ok’ and left it..but I felt bad and checked out online for recipes and made him Omelette one morning..he was v moved at my effort and I was so happy that I kept making him that recipe ever after!!! – until I got bored!.

So one of those peppy morning, I tried to be creative and came up with this recipe. He loved it. About a month after my ‘invention’ , i was surfing channels and suddenly i saw this channel ( i don’t remember which ) where a woman was making eggs just this way calling it the famous American comfort food! I dint know whether to be happy or sad. Sad because, it sure was not unique and perfectly not my invention [discovery more like it] or happy that I had a TV show creativity :)

This is a v.v.v.v.v simple recipe and that which takes hardly any effort at all. Here goes

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 1 person
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bread slice
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
Cut a hole right in the middle of the bread.
Keep the cut piece aside
Brush it with butter on both the sides.
Place it a Pan which has been lightly greased with PAM.
Break open an egg and pour it right in the center of the bread on the hole
Sprinkle salt and pepper on it.
After 3-4 min, once the side is done, turn it over.
Cook for few more minutes and its done.
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92 Responses to “Egg-in-the-hole”
  1. Julie

    I was taught this when we were camping this summer. My 9 year old son brought a friend along. I asked what he wanted for breakfast and he told me “egg in a nest”. I was like, what’s that? Well, he told me and I gave it my best….we were camping. So I used a cup to kinda make a hole in my bread and they seemed to like it! Me too! :wink:

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