Friday, April 6, 2012

Eggs In A Hole for April LetsLunch

Just in time for Easter, our Let's Lunch group chose to make egg dishes for our monthly "lunch date" today.

I just got back from a great week in Orlando covering the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off and visiting some friends (including my first trip into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!). So, I knew I wouldn't have much time this week for prepping a fancy egg dish.

Since joining Pinterest a few months back, I've been amazed by the number of eggs-in-a-hole style dishes I've come across. Eggs baked into toast. Eggs in a potato. Eggs in half of an avocado. It became kind of a joke for me, and I dedicated an entire Pin board to Eggs-In-A-Hole.

So, I thought it would only be fitting for me to finally try my hand at a fried egg in a toast hole today.

The bread I have at home right now is on the smaller side so I first made the hole using a small biscuit cutter.

The method for this delicious breakfast treat is super easy: you cut a hole into each slice of bread, then butter each piece. Heat a non-stick skillet, place the bread butter-side down, then crack an egg into the hole.

The first attempt: you can see the egg white sort of overflowed here. So I went back and used the next size up on my second toast.

When the egg sets on the bottom (three to five minutes), flip the whole slice of toast gently. I only left it on the other side for about a minute to let the other side of the egg set. But I'm a fan of runny egg yolks.

The best part about Eggs-In-A-Hole? Saving the cutouts to make an itty-bitty grilled cheese sandwich. I also sprinkled the leftover shredded cheese over my egg toasts.


LetsLunch is a monthly "meetup" of food bloggers from all over! Each month we choose a theme, set a date and post on the day (it's usually the first Friday of the month).

Check out the posts from the rest of our group today:

Cheryl's Chai Poh Scramble at A Tiger In The Kitchen

– Denise‘s Beet Dye & Pink Deviled Eggs at Chez Us
– Felicia‘s Perfect Sandwich at Burnt-Out Baker
– Grace‘s Scrambled Eggs & Tomatoes at HapaMama
– Joe‘s Kim-Chi Deviled Eggs at Joe Yonan
– Linda‘s Home-made Cadbury Eggs (Maple Chocolate Eggs) at Free Range Cookies
– Linda‘s Taiwanese Tomato Eggs at Spicebox Travels
– Lisa‘s Legendary Egg & Onion at Monday Morning Cooking Club
– Lucy‘s Old-Fashioned Boiled Dressing (& Chicken Salad) at A Cook And Her Books
– Rashda‘s Bombay Toasts (Spicy French Toasts) at Hot Curries And Cold Beer
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What's your favorite egg dish?


  1. Ohhh. In our family we call them window egg toast for some reason. I'm trying to get my youngest sister into eating them and will have to send her your post. classic!

  2. I always order this dish at Cracker Barrel because I'm too inept to properly fry an egg at home (I tend to walk away at inopportune times). Will have to try your method now.

  3. My daughter still wants this for breakfast, many a morning. But I never thought of the mini-grilled cheese sandwichette. She will be very pleased, and so will the rest of my family.

  4. Love eggs in a hole! Too much fun. Thanks, Emma!