Egg in a Hole Bagel – The Best 8 Minute Breakfast!

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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.

Egg in a hole bagel on a plate.
Egg in a hole bagel on a plate with runny yolk and a bite missing.

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.

Half bagel in a buttered skillet.

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.

Half bagel in a skillet with a raw egg in the bagel hole.

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.

Half bagel in a skillet with a cooked egg in the bagel 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 bagel on a plate.

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.

Egg in a hole bagel on a plate with runny yolk and a bite missing.

Looking for more delicious egg recipes? Try my Cloud Eggs 4 Ways – the Everything Bagel flavor is amazing!

Four different flavored cloud eggs.
Yield: 1

Egg in a Hole Bagel

Egg in a hole bagel on a plate with runny yolk and a fork.
Egg in a Hole Bagels make the perfect easy weekend brunch! They're delicious and even impressive enough for guests. Try serving it with a side of bacon or fruit.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ bagel
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium lidded skillet over medium heat.
  2. Turn the heat to medium-low and add the butter.
  3. Place the bagel cut side down in the skillet.
  4. Add the egg to the hole of the bagel. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the egg is set to your desired doneness level.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 14.5gCarbohydrates: 38.5gFiber: 1.9gSugar: 7.8gProtein: 16.8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Egg in a hole bagel Pinterest pin.
Two images of an egg in a hole bagel.

Now that you know how to cook an Egg in a Hole, I hope you’ll try it for your next breakfast!

Egg in a hole bagel on a plate with runny yolk and a fork.

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