5 Ingredients or Fewer

Egg in a Bagel Hole

November  4, 2015
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Better than the sum of its parts because 1. the bagel gets griddled 2. one bagel feeds two people 3. it's a toad in a hole. —Ali Slagle

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 2
  • 1 bagel
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
In This Recipe
  1. Cut the bagel in half. If the hole isn't very big—ie, you can't imagine a yolk fitting in it—tear out some of the bagel around it. You could also use a biscuit cutter or cup to cut out a perfectly round center.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Place the bagel, inside down, on the skillet.
  3. Crack one egg into a little bowl (or a container with a spout) and gently transfer the egg to the middle of the bagel. It might run out a bit; that's okay. Season the egg with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover the skillet and let the toad cook for about 3 minutes, or until the egg is done to your liking. Using a spatula, transfer it to a plate and repeat with the other bagel half.

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