Love eggs? Love toast? Try this Egg in a Hole. This recipe is also known as egg-in-a-basket, egg-in-a-nest and birds-nest-egg. Whatever! It’s just a simple and fun way to serve yourself up a quick, healthy breakfast.
This recipe is an old standby that everyone in my family loves! Just make sure you use a hearty piece of whole wheat toast and to lower the calories a bit you can use a spray oil/butter instead of buttering the bread.
Please don’t leave home without eating breakfast. Protein is the key to staying full longer. Eggs provide one of nature’s most perfect proteins. Yolk and all! I am a huge advocate of eating the WHOLE egg, not just egg whites. The yolk contains nutrients like copper and selenium important for immune and thyroid health, plus B vitamins and Vitamin A. Don’t worry about the cholesterol, the science is showing that eggs have no effect on overall blood cholesterol levels.
- One slice whole wheat bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large egg
- Tear a hole in the middle of the slice of bread. Best way to do this is to fold the bread in half and tear out a half circle. Do you remember cutting out valentines as a kid? Like that!
- Heat a medium size skillet over low heat. Butter one side of the bread.
- Place the slice of bread in your skillet, butter side down and crack the egg into the hole and season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Then flip it over. Cook for one more minute if you want your egg runny. Or longer if you want it firm.