You’ve heard of Toad in the Hole right? Well this is ‘Egg in the Hole’ same concept different ingredients! You know how sometimes you never hear about something and then one person mentions it and all of a sudden it’s everywhere? Well this happened to me with ‘Egg in the Hole’ recently. I’d been listening to Radio 2 and heard that they were having a lengthy debate about why it was called Egg in the Hole and how nice it was – then whilst browsing my Facebook news feed the other day my friend Ciaran had posted a video featuring something very similar. All this reminded me how much I love Egg in the Hole – perhaps it’s the novelty of it, or the fact that it rings out nostalgia and reminds me of my childhood.
If you’ve never had Egg in the Hole you’ve not lived. What could be better than bread fried in butter with an egg in the middle? Seriously, it’s SO good! The best bit for me is the little hole you cut out, because this is the really soft piece of the bread it soaks up all the fat in the pan and it tastes delicious! Not all together very healthy I admit, but it’s so tasty it makes a great little treat every now and again, and considering the last time I had it was probably 1996 or something like that I guess that’s okay!
Where it comes from is a mystery, but the American’s seem to be all over it. I’m going to make this with the kids at the weekend – they’ll love it!
Simply plonk a knob of butter into the pan and whack in your bread (with a cookie-cuttered hole in the middle), don’t forget to add the ‘hole’ that’s the best bit, fry it both sides for a minute or two then add your egg. For me it’s best served with a couple of sausages.