Egg in a Hole

Recipe created & provided by Chef Crusco Catering in Austin, Texas


  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 Pieces of Challah Bread – cut into 2 inch thick slices
  • 1tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. EVOO
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Pepper
  • 1 Bunch Chives – finely chopped for garnish


  1. Use a 2-inch cookie cutter to cut a hole in the middle of bread. Reserve the circle and toast. Break the eggs into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat a saute pan over med-high heat until hot. Add half butter and half evoo. Place 2 slices of bread into the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and then flip over.
  3. Immediately place 2 eggs into each bread hole. Season each egg with some salt & pepper. Cook the eggs in a hole for 2-3 minutes or until the eggs set (use a pan lid or another pan to cover if needed).
  4. Do the same thing with the other two eggs and slices of bread.
  5. When done cooking, transfer eggs in a hole to a plate. Garnish with fresh chives and serve with Chef Crusco’s Chocolate Cappuccino. Enjoy!