Easy And Delicious Breakfast Eggs In A Hole

I have to admit, I’m not really a breakfast person anymore. I belong to the club of just coffee drinkers in the morning.

But if we have sourdough bread at home and fresh eggs from our neighbour’s chickens … Well, who can say no a scrumptious breakfast eggs in a hole dish.

Related post: Our Easy No-Knead Sourdough Bread

breakfast eggs in a hole
crunchy bread with perfectly cooked eggs – a match made in heaven

I like this breakfast dish especially on lazy Sunday mornings ideally paired with some yummy waffles or pancakes for the sweet part afterwards.

By the way, if you don’t have a wafflemaker, check out my post on how to make waffles without a waffle iron.

Another great match with our breakfast eggs in a hole would be my skillet potatoes with onion dish.

Whatever you fancy, you can’t go wrong with any of my breakfast ideas.

breakfast eggs
That’s how I like my eggs

Enough being said, let’s check out my detailed recipe on how you can make these flavoursome breakfast eggs in just under 15 minutes.

So, pour yourself a cup of Joe and get cooking.

Easy And Delicious Breakfast Eggs In A Hole

breakfast eggs in a hole

Breakfast Eggs in a Hole

If you feel like eggs for breakfast, why not try these delicious breakfast eggs in a hole. It is a simple dish yet so scrumptious with thick slices of sourdough bread and free-range eggs. The perfect breakfast dish for Sundays, or actually for any day of the week.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 1 person


  • A knife (to cut bread slices)
  • A cookie-cutter
  • A large frying pan
  • A pair of tongs


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 eggs (preferably free-range)
  • vegetable oil
  • some butter
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut two thick slices of sourdough bread.
  • With a cookie-cutter cut out a hole in each of the slices
  • Heat up some oil and butter on medium heat in a large frying pan.
  • Once the oil/butter is hot, place the bread slices and the cutout bread into the pan.
  • Fry until golden brown on one side.
  • Flip them over, carefully crack the eggs and put one egg in each bread hole.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place on a lid so the eggs can cook through.
  • Check after a few minutes, if the egg white has set.
  • If not put the lid on again.
  • The eggs are cooked once the egg whites have set. It should take around 5 minutes. I do like the egg yolk runny. Just cook them to your liking.
  • Serve on a plate and garnish with some parsley or chives.
  • Enjoy!


Keyword breakfast ideas, budget friendly, easy recipe
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