Egg in a Hole

Servings: 2
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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Plain old eggs and toast get boring after a while. Try out this popular recipe that is a hit with the kids. What’s more, you can experiment with different shapes.


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mixed herb seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  • First, prepare the bread slices. Cut out the desired shape inside a bread slice. I prefer a square. You can cut out circles, or hearts. Save the cut-out portion.
  • Heat a pan and add in 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Add in finely chopped garlic and cook for a minute. Then add in the chopped onions. Once the onions are translucent, mix in the tomatoes. Add in chili sauce, soy sauce, mixed herb seasoning, and chili flakes.
  • Beat the two eggs. Add in salt to taste, keeping in mind that cheese would have salt too.
  • Now arrange the slices on the pan so that the mixture is within the slices. Pat it down a bit.
  • Pour in the egg to cover the mixture.
  • Top it with grated cheese and place the cut-out portion of slices on top. Press them down.
  • Cook on low flame until the eggs are done. Spread a bit of oil on the slices and flip them.
  • Cook until crisp and serve hot with ketchup or your favorite sauce.


  • You can also add in bacon, salami, shredded chicken, or any cold cut of your choice.

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Egg in a Hole