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Egg in the Hole

Egg in the Hole
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Egg in the hole, also known as "egg in a nest," "eye of Egypt," and "one-eyed pirate," is easy to make, fun to serve, and good to eat. -Birch Hill Inn, Manchester, Vermont

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egg n the hole


  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 slice firm wheat bread
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper


On griddle, melt margarine. Cut a circle in the center of the bread with a 3-inch-round or heart-shaped cookie cutter (leave center piece in bread slice at this time). Brown bread, turn, and brown second side. Remove center of bread and keep warm on side of griddle. Drop egg into hole, add salt and pepper to taste, and cook until set. Turn and cook briefly on second side. Serve with toast round atop.
Updated Sunday, March 15th, 2015

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2 Responses to Egg in the Hole

  1. Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Very tasty, mom used to make this for us when we were kids all the time.

  2. Anonymous August 12, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Dad always made these in our house. He named them “Buckeyes” one of my absolute favorites anytime of day. Also great when camping, cooked on grill over
    fireplace. I can’t make them as good as he did.

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