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Eggs in a Basket (Egg in a Hole)

Eggs in a Basket (or Egg in a Hole) is a fun take on eggs and toast! All you need is bread, butter, eggs, and a little olive oil!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 22 Carbs 22 Protein 9
Yield 2 1x


  • 2 slices bread (any kind)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter (olive oil works too)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Rub both sides of the bread with softened butter.
  2. Then, use a small round object such as a Mason jar cover, round cookie cutter, the top of a glass, etc. to cut a round circle out of the center of each piece of bread.
  3. Heat a large skillet over low/medium heat and add about a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. When the olive oil is fragrant, add the bread and circle cutouts to the pan. Cook bread on the pan for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip.
  4. Crack an egg in the middle of each circular cutout. Then, cover the pan and let cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on how runny you like your yolk.
  5. Remove your egg in a hole from the heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 Calories: 321 Sugar: 2 Fat: 22 Carbohydrates: 22 Fiber: 2 Protein: 9
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BreakfastMethod: StovetopCuisine: American

Keywords: eggs in a basket, egg in a hole

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