This dish is known by many different names (toad in a hole, egg in the basket, and bulls eye eggs are a few examples). You basically cut a 1x1 inch circle in the middle of a piece of bread, then crack an egg into it and fry. I like to toast the bread first so I can keep the yolk nice and runny! If you like your eggs more well-done, feel free to give your egg a little scramble before pouring it into the hole, and cook it a bit longer.
Serving this with a small fruit bowl completes this breakfast classic!
Skinny Bird's Nest Egg-in-the-hole
- 1 slice of bread (Weight watchers 50 calorie multigrain works great)
- 1 whole egg
- 2 teaspoons reduced calorie buttery spread
- salt and pepper to taste
- Butter slice of bread with 1 teaspoon per side. Note: If you like your egg very runny like me, you may want to toast your bread slightly first so that you do not have to cook it as long in the pan. Don't toast it too long though, or your bread will crack when you try to cut the hole out.
- Cut a 1x1 inch circle out of the middle. I find using a shot glass as a "cookie cutter" works great.
- Place a medium frying pan over medium heat and brown one side of the bread (you may also brown the circular cut-out and use it as garnish).
- Flip over the toast and slowly crack egg into the hole. Season with salt and pepper, then reduce heat and cover until desired doneness.
- You may flip once, but it will increase the doneness of the yolk.
- Serve immediately
- 150 Calories
- 10g Carbohydrates
- 1g Sugar
- 2g Fiber
- 9g Fat
- 8g Protein