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  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 large egg
  • butter
Use a small juice glass to cut a circle from the center of the bread slice.

Place bread in well buttered pan over medium heat. Crack egg into the hole in the bread and fry it until the egg is set - flipping once so both sides are cooked.

Also brown both sides of the circle you cut out and serve it spread with jam.

Kids love it! This family-friendly dish is known by many names. What do you call it?

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Lilybella for this recipe.

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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 10 votes.

From ChileKate
Rating (out of 5):  

I've also heard this called "Toad-in-a-Hole"! In my family we fry bacon first, then use some of the drippings to fry the bread on both sides before adding the egg into the hole. Lower the heat, cover, and cook til egg is set just the way you like it! More cholesterol but also more flavor.

Comment submitted: 8/20/2012 (#14309)

From bigswof

We call that a bird's nest!!!

Comment submitted: 4/20/2011 (#12478)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom mangojam (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

My favorite in my youth, that I still make now.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2011 (#12126)

From mom

We call it "egg in the hole". Great stuff

Comment submitted: 7/11/2010 (#10871)

From bearhep
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Comment submitted: 10/1/2008 (#6526)

From midwest gal
Rating (out of 5):  

This is a childhood favorite for me! Our family called it an Egyptian Eye:)

Comment submitted: 7/15/2008 (#5887)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom sundaychef (Team Breakfast Member)

I make this for my daughter... I call it "Eggs in a Window"... by frying the egg, leaving the yolk runny, it adds to the fun!!!

Comment submitted: 6/9/2007 (#2998)

From seanus
Rating (out of 5):  

This is lush. The egg soaks in the bread so it is like completely one piece of toast.

It's mighty tasty with some Daddies brown sauce!! Yum. Yum.

Comment submitted: 4/17/2007 (#2179)

From aranea
Rating (out of 5):  

Hmmm, think I'll go make another!

Comment submitted: 3/3/2007 (#1719)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom putty15 (Team Breakfast Member)

I can't wait to try this. And Random Show did you mean EGGstremly tasty! Ha ha! My fiance who's a comedian wrote that one.

Comment submitted: 11/21/2006 (#785)

From ChefJB
Rating (out of 5):  

I just made this and its awesome, but for those who wish for it to turn out like in V for Vendetta, you must place a lid over your pan and cook on low to medium heat with about 2 tablespoons of oil, add butter for more flavor.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2006 (#562)

From crispywaffle
Rating (out of 5):  

I tried this today and it's the best easy meal I made!!!!

Comment submitted: 10/3/2006 (#436)

From Chris
Rating (out of 5):  

Don''t forget to break the yolk once you put the egg on to fry in the bread.

Comment submitted: 9/18/2006 (#344)

From TheRandomShow
Rating (out of 5):  

One of my favorite breakfast dishes! Easy and EXTREMELY tasty.

Comment submitted: 8/24/2006 (#202)

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