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Italian Style Eggs in a Hole

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This version of Eggs in a hole bring the best Italian flavours in an easy and simple way for a healthy breakfast in just 10 minutes.

Eggs in a hole may have many names, the most known are egg-in-the-frame, frog-in-the-pod, or just egg-in-the-basket. No matter what you choose to call it, it is still super delicious. 

italian style eggs in a hole

It is a piece of toast that has eggs in the center. It is a quick classic dish that comes together within just minutes. It’s a foolproof recipe that will transform your breakfasts forever.

By the way, not only breakfasts, this is a fine meal that can be eaten at lunch, or dinner meal, these Italian style eggs in a hole is your best choice. 

This recipe is also vegetarian friendly! Simply substitute the parmesan cheese for mozzarella. It is healthy and has low calories.

Alright, let’s begin the business of the day:

Cooking Time

  • Cooking: 5 minutes
  • Preparation: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Servings

  • 2 servings

Equipment

  • Skillet

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Ingredients list

  • 2 slices sourdough italian bread
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

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How to make Italian Style Eggs in a Hole

  1. Cut 4 wide slices of bread and with a small knife, make a hole on each slice and keep the removed bread part.
  2. In a bowl, add the tomatoes, chopped green parsley, salt and black pepper, quickly mix with a fork.
  3. Bring a frying pan at medium heat and add the olive oil. Place two slices of bread in the center of the pan to toast.
  4. Carefully pour half of the egg mixture on the center of each bread hole, add 1/2 cup of cheese on top. With the remaining bread slice press over the eggs to seal.
  5. Turn the heat to low and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Turn the slices with a spatula and leave for another minute.

Notes

Cooking the eggs: You can adjust the doneness of your eggs by leaving less of more time. If you cook for 1 minute, the center of your scrambled eggs will be gooey.

Storage

Keep in fridge for 2 days, reheat in a skillet at medium-low heat for 5 minutes each side.

Suitable for home freezing for up to 3 months.

How to defrost: Place the bread in a skillet with a lid over medium to low heat. Add a dash of water to the pan and cook, covered for 3 to 5 minutes, flipping occasionally until hot.

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FAQs

What are eggs in a hole?

Eggs in a hole is a recipe where a hole is cut inside a bread and egg is poured inside the bread in a skillet. Whilst the bread toasts, the eggs are cooked together.

Where did egg in a hole originated?

As many dishes the origins of eggs in a hole are uncertain, but the dish is most known from the movie Moonstruck because of a scene where the character Loretta’s mom prepares to her an egg in a hole topped with red peppers.

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italian style eggs in a hole

Italian Style Eggs in a Hole

This version of Eggs in a hole bring the best Italian flavours in an easy and simple way for a healthy breakfast in just 10 minutes.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, British, Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 181 kcal

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices sourdough Italian bread
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 2 medium eggs beaten
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut 4 wide slices of bread and with a small knife, make a hole on each slice and keep the removed bread part.
  •  In a bowl, add the tomatoes, chopped green parsley, salt and black pepper, quickly mix with a fork.
  • Bring a frying pan at medium heat and add the olive oil. Place two slices of bread in the center of the pan to toast.
  • Carefully pour half of the egg mixture on the center of each bread hole, add 1/2 cup of cheese on top. With the remaining bread slice press over the eggs to seal.
  • Turn the heat to low and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Turn the slices with a spatula and leave for another minute.

Notes

Cooking the eggs: You can adjust the doneness of your eggs by leaving less of more time. If you cook for 1 minute, the center of your scrambled eggs will be gooey.
Suitable for home freezing for up to 3 months.
How to defrost: Place the bread in a skillet with a lid over medium to low heat. Add a dash of water to the pan and cook, covered for 3 to 5 minutes, flipping occasionally until hot.
Keyword bread, egg, healthy, lunch, snack, tomatoes, vegetables

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