Egg in a Hole

Egg in a hole is a quick and easy breakfast for kids. Using cookie cutter to cut out some cute shapes makes it fun for the kids.

I have used a butterfly shaped cookie cutter to make the hole in the bread and toasted the butterfly cutout separately on the pan. Make sure your cookie cutter is large enough to accommodate one egg.

The kids usually prefer these made similar to fried eggs. Just crack the egg and pour right into the hole.

Occasionally when making larger batches I add some extra to the egg like cheese,  spinach and mushrooms.

Make sure to cook on a medium low heat on both sides, if you like your egg well done. This takes about 2 minutes on each side.

A higher temperature can burn the outsides and leave the inside under cooked, so be careful and watch the toast carefully.

We all have different preferences for our eggs. My son prefers his eggs spicy, while my daughter loves it with just a dash of salt.

I occasionally like the yolk a bit runny. To achieve this, toast on each slice for about a minute and a half.

Using different shapes of cookie cutters makes it a fun breakfast for the kids and keeps it interesting for them.

If you want to add a variety in flavor cook it with  ghee or virgin coconut oil rather than oil. Both of these are now becoming the latest trendy health foods, so go ahead and try them out. Just don’t overdo using ghee or coconut oil, as they still are saturated fats.

Add a serving of fruits and a cup of milk on the side to make  it a healthy and filling breakfast for the kids.

I am participating in the Blogger Marathon  event which is a monthly event hosted by Srivalli of Spice your life.


This is my third post for the Blogger Marathon topic Kids Delight – Family recipes.

Egg in a hole

Egg in a Hole


  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp oil or ghee
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste (optional)


  • Using a cookie cutter cut out a hole in the center of your bread slice.
  • heat the oil in a pan and put the slice of bread in the pan.
  • Carefully crack an egg and pour it gently into the hole in the slice of bread.
  • sprinkle salt on the egg as desired.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Toast the cut out piece of bread in the pan on both sides.
  • Serve warm.

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