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Hole in the bread Eggs with Sweet Chilli Sauce

A childhood classic!

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Hole in the bread Eggs with Sweet Chilli Sauce | DonalSkehan.com, A childhood classic!

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Hole in the bread Eggs with Sweet Chilli Sauce

A childhood classic!

15 2
Sunday, May 8, 2011

2 slices of bread
A good knob of butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large free-range eggs
A little sweet chilli, pesto or hot sauce to serve

Glass or circular cutter

Frying pan

15 mins
Serves 2

Don’t knock these until you try them. They’re a proper old family  favourite. Despite extremely ambitious kitchen creations, my dad’s  cooking isn’t exactly widely celebrated, but I’ll give him this — when I  was a kid he always knew how to pull out the stops to impress me in the  kitchen.  I remember making these with him early one Sunday  morning for my mom and thinking to myself that he was the coolest dad in  the world! The addition of sweet chilli sauce might not get the  approval from my old fella, but I think it goes quite nicely.

Cut two circles out of the centre of the bread using a pint glass. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat.
Put the bread in the pan and fry until golden. Turn the bread over and crack the eggs into the holes and continue to fry until the eggs turn from translucent to white. You can speed this up by covering the pan. Serve straight away with a little sweet chilli sauce on the side.
15 mins
Serves 2

Ingredients

2 slices of bread
A good knob of butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large free-range eggs
A little sweet chilli, pesto or hot sauce to serve

You'll Need

Glass or circular cutter

Frying pan

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  • http://www.emmagphoto.com emmakerf

    Sweet chilli sauce and eggs is without a doubt my breakfast of choice! Goes well with scrambled eggs and salmon too…. 

    • http://www.donalskehan.com Donal Skehan

      Hi, I’m out of the office until 10 August 2011 and will reply to any emails on my return.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717669712 Farah Mistry

    Love it! :)  Isn’t this also called “Toad in the hole”?

    • Zhanlitheonlyone

      a “Toad in the hole” is a dish that comprises of sausages placed inside yorkshire puddings served with gravy.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole

    • Gavin Lanata

      I always thought it was called ‘Egg in the basket’.

      • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

        I have learned that these little babies have about a million names! :)

  • Funfoodandfrolic

    Amazing Creativity…so simple yet impressive. I’ll surely try this.

    http://funfoodandfrolic.blogspot.in/

  • Charles Woods

    This brings back memories of childhood… Love it

  • Kathleen Howard

    Just made this now,delicious!

  • Oleksandr Oleksandras

    and where the circles go?

    • Karen Lanois

      i always fried the circles

      • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

        Don’t worry… I fried them off too! Perfect for dipping! :)

  • Karen Lanois

    My dad use to make them for me all time he called it eggs in a basket

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      The one thing I learned from this recipe is that there are soooooo many names for it! :)

      • 程媚

        yeah i am from china,i think i should give it a chinese name!

  • 程媚

    hey,where i can buy your book?i am in china,and i checked on amazon,it will take so long to get it !