A brunch favorite. A simple egg served fried in the middle of a buttery cheddar bagel topped with crispy bacon and chunky fresh avocado relish.
Today I had to use up some bagels from the bakery before they go bad. So I decided I’d make it pretty easy for myself and make a bunch of egg in the holes. Otherwise referred to as “egg in a nest”, “frame” and sometimes a “hole in one”. A classic egg in the hole is very simple. Its just an egg, cracked into the middle of bread then fried and flipped in butter. This dish is an easy one to throw together. You can eat it as is or throw some toppings on it to really pull it together. I decided to top mines with a extra chunky avocado relish for some freshness and pile on some salty bacon for some crunch . An egg in the hole can actually be an easy on the go dish or if you add more to it it can make a beautiful sit down brunch that look more impressive than it is. Check out my tips and tricks for the best egg in a hole. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST EGG IN A HOLE:
Pick the right bread: you really cant go wrong with any bread but i avoid thin pre sliced bread. it has a tendency to over flow over the bread if you don’t make the hole big enough. So i prefer a thicker crustier bread for my egg in a hole.
change up the bread: egg in the hole don’t have to be monotone and boring. if your in a mood for a yeastier dough flavor try out sourdough or an English muffin. want a sweet one? try out brioche, raisin bagel or sweet breads. Want something that is a little more hardy try out a cottage white or ciabatta. Different breads with different flavor profiles really help keeping this dish fun.
change up the toppings: i think a number one topper is avocado and bacon kind of like a blt. but this dish really has no limits. you can stack them like pancakes and top with jam and syrup or you can fry up some bacon and sausage and cover it in gravy. keep it light and pair it with a nice refreshing salad.
fry the egg to your liking: the beauty of eggs that aren’t looking for a running yolk is they are pretty resilient. in the middle you can scramble your eggs before they set, fry them hard or just leave them classically over easy so that one poke from a fork and the yolk runs everywhere.
make sure your bread touches the pan: the spirit of saving time we’ve all been guilty of overcrowding a pan. for this dish you don’t want to overcrowd the pan so that the sides have contact. because once you crack the egg in the middle it can run through the bottom.
SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:
- PAN SEARED SALMON W/ CREAMY HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
- TOMATO AND BRIE TARTLETS
- CHICKEN AND WAFFLES W/ HOT-COFFEE MAPLE SYRUP
ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:
- 2 Bagels, cut in half- middle hollowed
- 8 Bacon Slices, cooked
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Avocado, large chunks
- 1/2 Red Onion, large chunks
- 2Tb Cilantro, pulled
- 1-2 Jalapenos, large chunks
- 2 Roma Tomatoes, large chunks
- 4Tb Butter
- HOLLOW MIDDLE: Whatever kind of bread your using hollow out the middle enough to support the size of your eggs.
- FRY BREAD: Melt butter in a preheated pan add in bread ( 2 at a time) and crack one egg per.
- FLIP: Once the egg is cooked to your desired doneness and the bread is golden and buttery flip to the other side to finish up the cooking. Season generously with salt and pepper
- MAKE RELISH: To make avocado relish combine avocados, red onions, jalapenos and tomatoes with lime and cilantro then season with salt and pepper to taste.
- TOP: Once all eggs are done top with crispy bacon and avocado relish. ENJOY!