Egg in the hole

Maybe egg in the hole won’t change your world, but fried egg in a hole made in some bread is one of my favorite things for breakfast lunch or dinner.  Best of all it can be done about a million different ways – so never grows old.

You may also know it as Egg in the basket, Betty Grable Eggs and has been adapted to things like “toad in the hole” for the sausage dish make in its likeness.  Really, all it involves is a piece of bread with a hole removed  and an egg in the center and then cooked with a little butter.

So here is just a slight variation from the traditional.

1 slice of bread

1 egg

1/2 of a sliced avocado

Salt & Pepper to taste

Bacon cut up into pieces.


That’s it – so yummy and no directions required – you assemble it how you wish and fry it in a pan.  I fight the normal and always put the “hole” to off center – so there is more room for the “extras” like bacon, scallions, chives, jalapeños, basil, honey … etc.  Cook the egg to your liking – soft, over easy, sunny side up, or hard.Egg in the hole Jeanine Thurston Photography_EIH_002

Deviled Avocado & Egg Salad


Easter is almost here, and if you’re like me – you’re hard-boiling those eggs for the kids to decorate.  Well – I don’t actually boil any more, we bake them… so much easier.  For the next week we will be trying to consume the eggs in various forms, and I needed something light and quick for a snack or fast lunch.

1-Avocado (split in half and pitted)

2 – Hard-boiled Eggs

1 – tsp mustard of choice (I love the stone ground to give it a little texture)

1 – tbs of mayo (again – you can substitute with Miracle Whip or any Vegi variety)

Take the yolks out and lightly mash the yolks with the mustard and mayo.  Then chop the whites and lightly fold into the yolk mixture and spoon it on top of the avocado!  Easy, quick, yummy.

Variations:  Add some paprika to the top, or I love adding some chopped green onions and jalapeño into the mix too.