Baking (rather than frying) an egg-in-a-hole means you can make many at once -- perfect for serving a group. An array of toppings lets everyone customize their own.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter a nonstick rimmed baking sheet. Butter bread on both sides. With a cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut a 2 1/2-inch round from center of each bread slice. Place slices and rounds on sheet and bake until golden, 6 minutes. Remove from oven and flip bread.

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  • Carefully crack 1 egg into center of each slice. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are set but yolks are still runny, 8 to 9 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through (sprinkle with cheese, if using, during last 30 seconds of baking). Serve with desired toppings.

Reviews (5)

65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
05/08/2014
Yes, this not a new recipe unless you are very young and just now beginning to cook! It's OK, but after eating it, every blue moon, for so many years, no thank you!
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05/06/2014
Great idea! Must try when my kids are home!
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05/06/2014
Been making "egg in a whole" for over 30 years! Great for a quick and delicious breakfast! Kids would fight over the "holes"!
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05/05/2014
Haven't made it yet, but I'll intend to make it when I visit my daughter, she'll be recovering from surgery. I think it sounds great and it can be modified and added to....great idea. I do not think you intentionally tried to take credit.....for me it's from you and your daughter....THANK YOU!!
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05/05/2014
So you and your daughter created this recipe?? This recipe idea, including baking it and adding cheese and/or assorted other ingredients has been around forever; including when I was a little girl five decades ago!! Nice try giving yourself credit for it ;-)