Made with just 4 simple ingredients, this cheesy egg toast recipe (or egg-in-a-hole recipe) makes for the most satisfying, easy breakfast with minimal fuss but all the taste!
Fan of eggs? How about easy recipes? Well, I’ve got the thing for you!
Sharing a super easy egg recipe with you all today: cheesy egg toast (otherwise known as “egg in a hole,” “toad in the hole,” “egg in a nest,” “egg in a frame,” or a bunch of other names). Also, why are eggs referred to as “toads,” anyway? What do you call this type of egg recipe?
I’ve never been one to skip breakfast. I can’t understand why anyone would want to. I go to bed thinking about what I’m going to eat in the morning.
And, it’s not like it’s always usually anything fancy, far from it.
Anyhow, for days that you want something a tad more substantial for breakfast, but you really don’t have a whole lot of time, this cheesy egg bread is the answer.
And, bonus, you probably have the ingredients on hand to make! There’s just bread, butter, eggs and cheese. That’s it! Don’t you just love easy egg recipes?
How to Make Egg Toast
Full details on how to make this cheesy egg toast are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
Butter your slices of bread on both sides. Use a small glass (or biscuit cutter) and cut out circles (that’s where your eggs will go). Don’t discard those circles. Fry ’em up with your cheesy egg toast!
Place a couple of mounds of shredded cheddar cheese in a non-stick pan.
Place your slices of bread over the cheese, and crack an egg into each hole. Don’t forget those centre pieces! Put those in the pan too! Cook until the cheese has melted.
Add a little butter to the pan, then flip your egg-in-the-holes to cook the other side. Easy, right?
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Best Bread to Use
You don’t have to use anything fancy for this egg toast recipe, no artisanal bread or anything.
I just like to use a simple white or whole wheat sandwich bread, essentially something that is soft and that you’d use on a basic sandwich.
Looking to make that breakfast extra special and enjoy sweet and savoury combos? Try this egg toast with molasses raisin bread (so good).
Can I Add Cheese to Both Sides?
If you want extra cheese (because, why not?), go for it! Just add more cheese to the second side before flipping.
Tips and Variations
- Use a non-stick pan to make this cheesy toast.
- Once done, it’s delicious drizzled with hot sauce.
- If you prefer a sunny-side up egg, you can simply cook on one side, covering to finish cooking the egg until the whites are set and the yolk is done to your liking. How do you like your egg yolks done?
- This egg toast recipe yields two servings, but can easily be doubled.
- Enjoy as is or with some fruit or protein of your choice.
- Upon serving, some fresh greens, like baby arugula, is lovely over top.
- For an extra pop of flavour, sprinkle over some cayenne pepper, chipotle powder or smoked paprika.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
If you make this cheesy egg-in-a-hole recipe, be sure to leave a comment below!
Cheesy Egg Toast Recipe (egg-in-a-hole)
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 2.5 tablespoons butter or margarine , divided
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)
- 2 large eggs
- Spread butter on both sides of your slices of bread (about 1 tablespoon of butter per slice).
- For each slice of bread, cut out a circle in the middle with a small glass or biscuit cutter.
- Distribute two mounds of cheese in a 10-inch or 12-inch non-stick pan and place over medium low to medium heat.
- Add slices of bread over top of cheese mounds.
- Crack an egg into each hole of the bread.
- Once cheese has melted (about a minute or two), add remaining ½ tablespoon of butter into the pan and, once melted, flip bread slices over top to cook the other side. Cook until the whites are set (firm) and yolk is done to your liking. Enjoy!Note: If you want cheese on both sides of your bread, add more to the pan and flip your bread on top of or carefully add to your bread and gently flip.
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
Nutrition information (if provided) is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate only. Ingredients can vary and Girl Heart Food makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.