I’d never had egg in the hole before sailing. The first time I tried it, I couldn’t believe the delicious, simple breakfast wasn’t more popular. The perfect sailing food. One pan, you can eat it with your hands, there’s protein, there are carbohydrates. It’s quick, tasty, filling, and so easy even someone with problems boiling water can make it.
Growing up I always liked my eggs poached or over-easy (very easy). The tasty treat was getting to spread the flavorful yolk on the bread. Egg in the hole takes out the middle man. Rather than using a toaster and another pan to fry the egg this takes care of everything in one pan.
I find it especially tasty with the rich-slightly sweet Heave-Ho Challah bread.
Ease Off Egg in the Hole
- 4 thick slices of Challah (or 8 pieces of store-bought sandwich bread)
- 2 T butter
- 4 eggs
- Heat a frying pan over medium flame
- Slather one side of bread with butter and cut an egg-sized hole in the center
- Pick up a slice of bread and butter the other side and put it in the pan
- Crack one egg into the hole in the center of the bread
- Butter the unbuttered side of the cut out bread-hole and place it in the pan.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes (depending on how well-done you like your egg)
- Flip bread and cook for another minute
- Repeat process with other slices.
If you have a large enough frying pan you can cook more than one egg in the hole at a time
If you are using store-bought bread simply double-up the slices (one slice is too thin to contain the egg)