Egg in a Hole
Egg in a Hole

Few months back, I came across a site containing many egg recipes. I wasn’t looking for egg recipes then, but one of the images stayed in my mind. It was of a toast with an egg in it—sunny side up. Few weeks back, I had borrowed two cookie cutters from Kalpesh’s aunt to make garlic bread to be served along with tomato, carrot, and red lentil soup. One was heart-shaped and the other was flower-shaped, which was a bit smaller. I thought why not make a heart-shaped hole inside the toast; it’ll look nicer than a plain circular one. So I made this egg in a nice heart-shaped hole in a toast, and was pleased as a punch with my creativity.

Then while writing the recipe, I thought I’ll look up what the recipe’s called. I learned that it’s called egg-in-a-hole or egg-in-a-basket. I also learned that I wasn’t the only one to have got this brilliant idea of making a heart-shaped hole in the toast; I saw a couple of similar images. So much for my “creativity” huh… I decided to team up my creativity along with Devansh’s creativity. So for the pic, I kept the green Christmas stocking made as a creativity activity by Devansh in his school. I am sure his teacher helped him out….a LOT. :D I loved it so much, I just had to have it in at least one pic on my blog. Although my proper Christmas-special recipe is over, here is another one for the holiday season. I am sure that Santa must have filled your stockings with a lot of goodies. I hope he fills your heart with a lot of love and happiness, now and forever. :-)

Egg in a Hole Recipe
Egg in a Hole Recipe
Egg in a Hole Recipe

Egg-in-a-Hole Recipe

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Try this fun recipe to make a healthy breakfast for kids. They’re sure to love egg in a heart-shaped hole in a toast.
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • 1-2 tsp butter
  • Dried herbs of your choice or black pepper powder optional
  • Salt to taste


  • Separate egg white and yolk.
  • Cut a hole in a slice of bread using a cookie cutter. (I used a heart-shaped cutter. You can use any shape of your choice.)
  • Spread butter on one side of the bread, and toast that side on a non-stick pan.
  • After the bread turns golden brown on one side, take it off the pan.
  • Add some butter on the pan and spread it properly.
  • Put the bread back on the pan, with the untoasted side facing down.
  • Use a spoon to pour egg white in hole. You need to add just enough egg white such that it doesn’t spill over on the bread. (My first attempt ended in some egg landing on the bread, which messed up the heart shape.)
  • Add the egg yolk in the hole.
  • Cover and cook till the egg gets properly cooked. (You’ll need to check to ensure that your toast doesn’t get burned while the egg’s cooking.)
  • Turn off heat and then sprinkle some salt, and dried herbs or black pepper powder on the egg.
  • Serve with a lot of love. :-)

4 thoughts on “Egg-in-a-Hole”

  1. Hi Meena,

    I started introducing dairy products in Devansh's diet after he turned one. I had tried giving him cheese when he was around 10-11 months old but he wasn't able to digest it properly. I would advise you wait till your daughter turns one before adding cheese in her food as it's heavy for digestion plus processed cheese contains quite a bit of salt. Later, you can grate it and add it to her food like soups.


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