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 drinking glass (or biscuit cutter) and cut out circles (that’s where the eggs will go). Don’t discard those circles. Fry them up with your cheesy egg toast!
Place a couple of mounds of shredded cheddar cheese in a non-stick frying pan.
Place your slices of bread over the cheese, and pour an egg into each hole. Add the centre pieces of the bread to the pan too. Cook until the cheese has melted and the eggs are starting to cook.
Tip: Crack each egg into a small dish or ramekin (one dish per egg) before adding to the pan. That way, you can make sure you don’t get any shells in your eggs before they hit the heat.
Add a little butter to the pan, then flip your egg-in-the-holes (and centre pieces) to cook the other side. Easy, right?
Now all that’s left to do is serve and devour!
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.
- 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)
- 2.5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, about 2 ounces
- 2 large eggs
- Spread butter (or margarine) on both sides of your slices of bread (about 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine per slice).
- For each slice of bread, cut out a circle in the middle with a small drinking glass or biscuit cutter.
- Distribute two mounds of cheddar cheese in a large non-stick frying pan and place over medium-low to medium heat.
- Add slices of bread over top of cheese mounds, so the cheese is peaking out through the hole of each slice. Also, add the centre bread slices (the bread circles) to the pan.
- Crack each egg into a small dish or ramekin (one dish per egg).
- Pour an egg into each hole of the bread.
- Once the cheese has melted and the eggs are starting to cook (about 1 to 2 minutes), add remaining ½ tablespoon of butter (or margarine) to the pan. Once the butter (or margarine) is melted, flip the bread slices over top to cook the other side. (Don't forget to flip the centre bread pieces as well.) Cook until the egg whites are set (firm) and the yolks are done to your liking. Serve and 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.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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