Heart-Shaped Egg-In-A-Hole

Leah Maroney
  • 6 mins
  • Prep: 1 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Ratings (8)

Egg-In-a-Hole, Egg-In-A-Basket, or Toad-In-A-Hole; whatever you call them, they are a delicious egg and bread hybrid. The perfect all-in-one breakfast. 

This egg-in-a-hole is super easy to make into a Valentine's Day breakfast. Just cut out the hole using a heart-shaped cookie cutter!  So easy and makes such an adorable presentation.

This recipe does use a bit of butter, but you can help make this dish a little healthier by using whole grain bread and a nice grass fed butter.  Pasture raised eggs are also a great way to boost the nutrition of this dish! 

Serve it up with a side of heart-shaped oven-cooked bacon and you have the perfect Valentine's breakfast! Ok, you should probably add some fruit in there too.

What You'll Need

  • 1 slice whole wheat bread (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the center of the bread. 
  2. Heat a medium sized frying pan to medium heat. Add the butter, once it has melted, swirl to coat. 
  3. Add the bread to the pan and let it cook on that side until golden.  Flip the bread over. 
  4. Crack the egg into the hole in the bread. Turn the heat to low, cover and cook for about 2 minutes or until the egg has been cooked through.  You may also flip the bread over to finish cooking the egg on the other side. Toast up the cut out bread piece in the pan as well and use for dipping in the egg!
  1. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve! 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 589
Total Fat 36 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 934 mg
Sodium 928 mg
Carbohydrates 28 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 36 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)