Fancy Egg In A Hole

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving - can be increased infinitely! 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This fried egg and bread, otherwise known as fancy egg in a hole, is easy delicious comfort food at its most basic! Perfect for breakfast or a light lunch.


  • 1 slice of your favorite bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Tear a 3 inch round hole in the center of your bread. Butter both sides of the bread with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Fry the bread until just golden on each side.
  3. When the second side of the break is lightly golden break the egg gently into the hole. Fry the egg until it is done to your liking – you can even flip it if you are an over easy sort of egg person.
  4. When the egg is done remove to a plate. Add the vinegar, water and remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet and stir until the butter is melted, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Drizzle the vinegar sauce over the egg, garnish with parsley and fresh ground pepper and eat at once. Feel instantly better.