The other day I was thinking about how to make our morning breakfast of eggs a bit exciting. I was looking to change things up and I remembered a kid we used to have egg in a hole. Even if I only ate 3 bites of eggs every other day, when I got an egg in a hole, I would eat the whole thing every time just because it was fun! So if your kids are getting bored of their eggs but you know that eggs fill them up and help them have a happy morning, this might be a fun option for you. Here is how I make egg in a hole for my kids and it is a home run breakfast every time!
I take slices of gluten free bread or 24-hour sourdough (the real deal) and I use a circle cookie cutter to cut a circle, “hole” out of the middle of the slice. I butter up one side of the piece of toast that is left without the hole and I place it butter side down in a skillet. Then I put a bit of butter in the middle of the hole on the pan and I leave the pan for a minute while I prep the rest.
Next I whip up some eggs and I mix in chopped bacon, ham or canadian bacon. Side note: you can do this with sunny side up eggs or however you like to eat your eggs, but because I have scrambled egg fans in my house, I choose to do this with a scramble. My scrambled eggs usually are pastured eggs, chopped meat, a few pinches of really good salt and a few shakes of kelp or dulse flakes.
Once I am all set I turn on the heat under my skillet. When I hear the butter start to sizzle I pour a small amount of the egg mixture in the whole. I try not to overflow my toast holes. I let them cook for about a minute and then I flip the toast with the egg in it (like you are flipping french toast) and I let it cook for about a minute on the other side. Once it is all set, I remove it from the pan and serve it up with the round part of the hole that was removed as the toast on the side. This dish does not usually have any leftovers! I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine.