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How to Cook an Egg in a Hole for Your Valentine

5 from 1 vote


  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 piece bread (works best if the bread is frozen, but this is not a requirement)
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter (could use a circle or a drinking glass, too)


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Get the pan nice and hot.
  • Melt butter in the center of the skillet. Before it's completely melted, move the pat of butter to the side of the pan to make a small puddle of butter there, as well.
  • Cut the center out of the bread.
  • Lay the bread in the center of the skillet and the cut out in the small puddle of butter to the side.
  • Immediately crack the egg into the well in the bread. I broke the yolks so they'd cook hard, but you don't have to do that if you like your eggs dippy.
  • Wait 2-3 minutes, until the egg white are beginning to firm up, and carefully flip the whole thing. (Also flip the cut out on the side of the pan.)
  • Wait another couple of minutes and check to see if the egg whites are firm (and the yolk if that's your preference). The bread should be toasted but not burned.
  • To serve, top the egg with the toasted cut out.
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