How to make Egg in a hole

written by Yummy Team 28th June 2019

Also known as Egg in a basket, birds nest, bullseye nest, one-eyed jack and many more names! This classic isn’t as complex as its name and is quick to please!

Here’s the recipe:

Egg in a hole

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


1 Slice of Bread
1 Egg
1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons of Butter


  1. Press the rim of a glass on the slice of bread to make a hole in the centre of the bread.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter and spread it evenly. Place your slice of bread.
  3. Crack the egg straight in the middle of the hole of the bread.
  4. Sprinkle the egg with salt and the cayenne pepper.
  5. Add the second tablespoon of butter then turn it over and sprinkle salt and pepper on that other side.
  6. Let the toast cook until the yolk reaches your preferred consistency.

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