Eggs in a Hole

This recipe is so simple it doesn’t really merit the space given to it.  But it has sort of become a family tradition for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day since it’s easy enough for elementary age kids to make with a little supervision and then serve as a breakfast-in-bed surprise.  


1   Egg

1   Slice of bread (any kind, the larger/thicker the better)

Butter, salt, pepper

Directions:  The idea of eggs-in-a-hole is to cook a fried egg in the center of a piece of toast.  To cut the hole in the center of the bread, use a glass with a fairly small diameter opening.  If the glass is too large, it will remove too much of the bread and leave a flimsy border.  Too small and it won’t create enough space for the egg.  Put the bread on a clean, hard, flat surface.  Place the glass upside down in the center of the bread and push down while moving a little side-to-side.  Then punch out the round center piece of bread.

Butter both sides of the remaining slice of bread and also the round center piece.  Spread a little butter into a frying pan and heat to the same temp you would use to fry an egg.  Place the bread (both pieces if they will fit) in the frying pan and almost immediately go ahead and crack the egg into the hole in the center of the bread.  If the egg overflows a little onto the top of the bread, it’s not a problem.  Let cook until the white is slightly firm.  Then flip over for 20-30 seconds – basically, whatever you would do to cook an egg over-medium.  Also flip the round center piece to toast both sides.

Salt and pepper to taste.  Repeat the above for however many eggs-in-a-hole you want to serve.

Author: Gordon Daugherty

Over the past 15 years Gordon has seen more than 1,500 startup pitches, given personal advice to more than 500 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $45M in growth and venture capital. Throughout his 28 year career in high tech, Gordon has two IPO’s and a $200M acquisition exit under his belt. Now, through his advisory practice called Shockwave Innovations and as Managing Director for Austin’s Capital Factory startup accelerator, Gordon’s focus is purely on educating, advising and investing in tech startups.

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