Breakfast Egg in a Hole

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Breakfast Egg in a Hole

When eggs are on sale you really are almost forced to buy them. I mean after all who can resist eggs for less than a dollar???

Tim and I like breakfast. When most folks would go out for dinner, we go out for breakfast. We like eggs! So, with eggs so cheap, and I do after all write a food blog, why not stay in for breakfast?

Breakfast Egg in a Hole

I am not the best at cooking eggs……more Tim’s area of expertise, I figured I would give it a whirl. With a ton of recipes for egg in a hole burgers, why not make breakfast version, with sausage.

When it comes to breakfast sausage, ya gotta go with Jimmy Dean. I hadn’t had sausage in quite awhile and forgot how yummy it was. Just regular, in the gold package pork sausage, for a different taste try any flavor sausage you like.

Breakfast Egg in a Hole

There is a recipe from Ina Garten for Herbed Baked Eggs that is out of this world and my favorite breakfast recipe. I used the herbed part in my recipe, but with a twist.

To have a perfect breakfast you need eggs, sausage, and toast. Or in my world English muffin. So, I used the herbed mixture from the recipe and added butter, to make a spread. Slather the spread on the muffins and grilled them, spread side down until they were nice and toasty. Watch them closely as they will burn easily.

Breakfast Egg in a Hole

Ok back to the eggs. Shaping the sausage is the most challenging part of the recipe. They need to have a big enough hole so when you drop the egg in there is room for it. While shaping them you will think the hole is too big but as the sausage cooks the hole will get smaller.

Slice the sausage into 4 slices. Slicing is easier if the meat is slightly frozen. Form the slices into patties, and make a hole in the center. You can do this with a drinking glass or round cookie cutter. I formed mine by hand but I’m crazy like that….lol. If you do use a cutter to remove the center, shape the meat around the patties so as not to waste it making sure you leave the hole open.

Breakfast Egg in a Hole

The rest is just frying the patties about 4-5 minutes on each side, then cracking an egg into the center. I placed a lid on once all the eggs were into speed up the process.

To make you Breakfast Egg in a Hole, place one of your herbed toasty muffins on a plate, top with your sausage/egg patties, and top with extra some extra cheese, and parsley.

Breakfast Egg in a Hole

Breakfast Egg in a Hole is easy to prepare, with items that are easy to keep around. Next time you’re at the store buy, some sausage, eggs and English muffins and make your own Breakfast Egg in a Hole!!

Your family will think you are eggcellent!

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Breakfast Egg in a Hole

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 4 egg
  • Sal and pepper to taste
  • 2 english muffins, split
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese,plus extra for garnish


  1. Shape sausage into 4 patties, making a hole in the center of each patty. You can use a drinking glass or round cookie cookie cutter for this, or shape by hand. If using the cutter method, form the sausage you removed from the center around the sausage circle, careful not to cover the hole.
  2. Combine garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, butter, and parmesan cheese in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Spread each of the muffins with the butter/parmesan mixture. In a skillet or on a griddle over medium heat place the muffins, spread side down and cook until toasty brown. Keep an eye on them as they can quickly burn.
  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook sausage rings for 5 minutes, then carefully flip over an cook for another 3-4 minutes. Make sure the sausage is cooked completely.
  5. Crack the eggs one at a time into a small dish and pour gently in to the center of each sausage patty. Season with salt and pepper. Once all egg are in place a lid on the skillet an cook until the eggs are the desired doneness.
  6. To assemble place a toasted muffin on a plate, and top with a egg/sausage patty.
  7. Garnish with extra parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.
  8. Enjoy!


A portion of this recipe was adapted from Ina Garten’s Herb Baked Eggs recipe.


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