E is for Egg-in-a-hole

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe…

I use it for lunch quite often for my girls, and you can cut any shape you want out of the bread so I mix it up and make “Egg-in-a-star”… “Egg-in-a-flower”… “Egg-in-a-heart”… You get the idea 🙂

Here’s everything you need for one serving:


1 slice of bread (any kind will do), 1 egg (not beaten), butter for greasing the pan, a cookie cutter, and salt & pepper.

Let’s just start off with the cost… only 43 cents for 1 serving! WOOHOO! Sold.

Here’s all that you do:

Put a small skillet over medium-LOW heat. You want to end up with golden-brown toast and a cooked (not burned) egg in the center. Melt 1 TBSP butter in the skillet. Once it’s melted, swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Cut a hole in your slice of bread with a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or the rim of a glass. Put the bread in center of the pan and crack the egg right into the hole. Cook for 30-45 seconds and then season the egg with salt and pepper. FLIP both pieces of bread. Season the egg with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the whites are set and the yolk soft (about 1-2 minutes more).

Move the pieces of bread all around the pan to soak up all that butter!

Here are your visuals:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Top your “hole” with jam if you like or just enjoy its buttery-ness! Serve it with a little fruit on the side.


Quick, yummy, & satisfying! At only 43 cents/ person it’s hard to beat! Even if you add in the cost of fruit it’s still a cheap meal!

Click here for the recipe from Ree Drummond.

Here’s to economical eating!

One thought on “E is for Egg-in-a-hole

I'd love to hear from you! Keep the comments coming.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s