Ahh…. perfect eggs in a hole (or as my dad calls them, “eggs in a nest”)…….(or as my mom in law says, “one-eyed Egyptians”)….whatever you call them, they’re delicious. And I’ve figured out how to make them perfectly. This discovery was made the first time I made my Crispy Hash & Eggs Breakfast Skillet on Thanksgiving. I had never baked eggs before, but honestly, it’s a great way to cook the egg perfectly, with nice firm egg whites and the most savory yolk that’s perfect for dunking bread into! That’s my favorite part. (Especially if it’s my homemade Ciabatta bread… WOW.) You could even get crazy and sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of this masterpiece- maybe a little bit of crispy bacon bits? Phewwww. That’s the best way to start the day right there. (Or to end it- breakfast for dinner is awesome.)
I used shot glasses to cut perfectly sized circles into the bread. If your bread is a smaller, more standard size, then use one slice of bread per egg and make your indentation right in the middle. I save the circles for dunking… ah, dunking. That’s the best part. When I was little, I called these “dunking eggs”.
… Do you have any special names for “eggs in a hole?” 😆
- 2 eggs
- 1 large slice of bread, (or two smaller slices)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Salt/Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Use a shot glass to make small holes in the middle of the bread. Place the bread on a baking pan.
- Crack the eggs on a flat surface- using the edge of a pan or bowl can pushes the shell up into the egg.
- Carefully drop the eggs out into the holes of the bread. Season with salt/pepper if desired and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the white part of the egg is firm. Use a spatula to remove the bread and place on a serving plate.