Dan (on the phone): “What are you up to?”
Me: “I’m making eggs in a hole.”
Dan: “…why are you in a hole?”
Me: “No, I’m making eggs in a hole. Like…cooking eggs inside a piece of bread.”
Actually, eggs-in-a-hole aren’t weird at all! Super delicious, maybe, but not weird. And it’s really easy to make. Just take a small drinking glass, cut a hole in the middle of a slice of bread, crack an egg into the hole, and boom — instant delicious meal.
I had a little bit of trouble with flipping today. Usually the egg cooks right into the bread and it’s easy to turn the whole thing over at once. But I had the pan on lower heat than usual, to avoid frying the egg, and forgot to take into account the fact that lower heat = slower cooking. So when I went in for the flip, the egg hadn’t adhered to the bread yet, and the whole thing almost fell apart. Luckily, after I let the egg cook on the same side for another minute, the problem was solved.
Once the bread + egg were properly flipped and toasted, I just threw on a handful of shredded cheese, sauteed up some spinach, tossed on some over-ripe avocados, and dug in. Delicious!
– 1 slice of bread (I used 9-grain)
– 1 egg
– Pinch of salt
(1) Take a shot glass or small drinking glass, and cut a hole in the center of the bread. Set aside the bread circle.
(2) Toast bread in pan on medium heat. Crack the egg into the hole. Cook for about a minute, or until the egg moves with the bread when you lift a corner with a spatula.
(3) Gently flip the bread over to cook the other side of the egg. Cook for a minute. The yolk should still be runny when you cut into it.
(4) Sprinkle with salt.
(5) Serve with sides of your choice.