Egg in a Hole Bagels make the perfect easy weekend brunch! They’re delicious and impressive enough for guests! Try serving it with a side of bacon or fruit.
How to Make Egg in a Hole Bagel:
There are only a couple of things you need to know to guarantee that this egg in a hole recipe turns out perfectly for you.
The first trick is to use a lidded heavy bottomed skillet. Since this recipe does not account for flipping the eggs to set the white, it helps to use a lidded skillet. This allows you to fully cook the whites without overcooking the cut side of the bagel. The heavy bottomed skillet allows you to get a nice crisp which really brings this recipe to the next level.
The second is to make sure that the bagel you’re using has a large enough hole to fit the egg yolk and a little bit of the egg white. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to either cut or tear away some of the bagel to make a larger hole.
The third is to not skimp on the butter. The butter is what seasons the bagel and makes it perfectly crispy. Without enough of it, you’ll end up with a dry and not so crispy bagel.
Egg in a Hole Names:
Did you know that there’s over 60 different names for this style of preparing eggs?
The ones I’ve heard most often are egg in the basket, egg in the nest, egg in a hole, bird’s nest, birdie in a basket, toad in a hole, bull’s eye, one-eyed pirate, and hole-in-one.
If you’re curious about all the different names this delicious and easy breakfast goes by, check out the list here.
Looking for more delicious egg recipes? Try my Cloud Eggs 4 Ways – the Everything Bagel flavor is amazing!
- ½ bagel
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 egg
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Heat a medium lidded skillet over medium heat.
- Turn the heat to medium-low and add the butter.
- Place the bagel cut side down in the skillet.
- Add the egg to the hole of the bagel. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the egg is set to your desired doneness level.
This recipe can easily be doubled to use up the second half of the bagel, too.
Be sure to choose a bagel that has a decent sized hole so that it will be able to fit the entire egg yolk and some of the egg white. If you bagel has little to no hole, you’ll need to cut a hole in the top half of the bagel to accommodate the egg.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347 Total Fat: 14.5g Carbohydrates: 38.5g Fiber: 1.9g Sugar: 7.8g Protein: 16.8g