Scrambled Egg in the Hole


Kick start your day with scrambled egg, cheese, and toast, the fun way!


  • 1 large egg

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 slice crusty Italian bread (1 inch thick)

  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ½ ounce extra-sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 teaspoon cold water; season with salt and pepper. Using the rim of a small glass, cut a hole in bread; discard cutout.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium until foaming. Place bread in skillet; carefully pour egg mixture into hole (if egg leaks out of the bread, use a spatula to push it back). Sprinkle egg with cheese.

  3. Cook until egg begins to set, 3 to 4 minutes; gently flip bread and egg. Continue cooking until egg is set, 1 to 2 minutes.

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