389 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 295
  • 4 star values: 80
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1

Over-easy eggs, and toast all in one! I like to use the hole cut out of the center for dipping into the egg yolk!

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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Butter both sides of bread. Cut a circular hole in the center of the slice of bread, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

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  • Heat a frying pan or griddle on medium-high heat. When the frying pan is hot, place the bread into the pan and let it brown for one minute. Flip the toast over and let the other side brown for one minute.

  • Break the egg into the hole in the bread. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the egg is cooked to the consistency you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 201 mg cholesterol; 281 mg sodium. 13 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
These are just fun. My suggestions: add the egg just after you flip the bread to toast the second side - also lower the heat and increase the cooking time so your egg cooks more thoroughly and your toast doesn't burn. You can use fun cookie cutter shapes... hearts for Valentine's Day stars for the Fourth of July... and don't discard the cutouts. Instead toast them in the pan and top with your favorite preserves. Photo available on my profile page.
(257)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2011
Okay so you guys must be way better cooks than I am but I agree with Stinkerbell. By the time my egg was done the toast was burned on the underside. So I tried not toasting the one side. Same result. Made the hole bigger so the egg would cook faster. Only marginally better and there basically was no toast. My suggestion...fry the egg make the toast and put the egg on the toast.
(2)
389 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 295
  • 4 star values: 80
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
These are just fun. My suggestions: add the egg just after you flip the bread to toast the second side - also lower the heat and increase the cooking time so your egg cooks more thoroughly and your toast doesn't burn. You can use fun cookie cutter shapes... hearts for Valentine's Day stars for the Fourth of July... and don't discard the cutouts. Instead toast them in the pan and top with your favorite preserves. Photo available on my profile page.
(257)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2008
When I saw this recipe I thought omg this is like the eggy in the basket from V for Vendetta and the recipe looked so simple I had to try it. I just finished eating this and man this was a good breakfast. I used whole wheat bread and I cut out a heart instead of a circle.Next time I makes this I need a bigger boat since the hole I cut was a little to small for my egg. I recomend turning down the heat right before you put you egg in so you don't burn your toast while the egg cooks. Next time I try this I am going to scramble my eggs in a bowl first since I don't like runny yolks as much as scrambled eggs.
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
This is one of my standard breakfast dishes! My husband asks for it on all the special occasions he gets breakfast in bed and I make it for his entire family when we go up to the cabin for deer season. Of course I call it a Bulls-eye Egg so it's more aptly titled.:) I love this recipe - I put the egg in while the first side is browning because we only like the yolk to be a little runny and can't stand runny whites. Then I add pepper salt basil and the smallest pinch of rosemary to the egg before I flip it. Yum!
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
we called them "name toast " because my goofy mom had letter shaped cookie cutters and you could get the toasts in your initials (or your whole name if you were really hungry)! we make tons of shapes since cooking in my family is time to hang out together and be silly. snakes dragons fire hydrants- it's all fun. my boyfriend grew up calling them stained glass windows (huh?). you can make the scrambled eggs pretty easily by whipping the egg in a bowl with milk salt pepper spices (dill) or whatever you like then pouring it in. alternately we had them as "french name toast" where you mix a bowl of eggs with vanilla milk or cream cinnamon etc dip the frame pieces and the cut outs in the mixture and griddle-fry them like french toast with the center full of either the sweet french toast egg plain fried egg or scrambled with savory spice egg. my brother used to eat them with mayo on top- not as bad as you would think but really i can't recommend it.
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
The pan has to be hot or the egg will creep out from under the bread -- it will still taste fine but the presentation just won't be the same. I used to love this one as a kid. We called it a One Eyed Egyptian but I still don't know why. It's a good easy to make classic a great item for a young cook's recipe collection.
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2008
I love these. I call em eggs in a basket. Eat them all the time. Sometimes I put cheese on them.
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2011
We called them Gas House Eggs when I was growing up. I still make them. Only thing different is that I do TURN IT OVER - carefully - after I let the egg cook on the underside in the hole a bit. Also if you don't want to flip it you can put a lid on the pan while the egg is cooking.
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2011
Made these for years. We and the English call them Toad in a Hole.
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2008
As others have said this is a great fun simple recipe. Goes great with a traditional breakfast with bacon or sausage on the side. Good for a little change of pace at the table.
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