This is one of my kids current favorite weekend breakfast requests. It is really easy to make and looks really fun and fancy!

I serve it with home fries and any steamed vegetables to add a bit of green to the plate.

This recipe is from the Food Network Kitchens stockpile.


Serves 1


1 slice sourdough, potato, or wheat bread

1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 large egg

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pinch paprika, optional


  • Cut a 2-inch round from the center of the bread, reserving the round.
  • Melt a nut size bit of butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place the slice of bread and the round in skillet and toast lightly, about 1 minute.
  • Crack the egg into the hole and season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining the rest of the butter as needed to brown and crisp the toast.
  • Flip the egg and round, season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook another 2 minutes for a runny yolk, or slightly longer for a set egg.
  • Transfer egg-in-the-hole to a plate and sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
  • Serve, and use the toasted round for dipping into the yolk.

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