ingredients
  • Bagels 3
  • Mayonnaise 6 tbsp
  • slices of serrano ham 6
  • Eggs 6 • 130 kcal
  • Melon
  • Parsley
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and might we say, very impressive breakfast, then look no further. Known by its other name, “Toad In A hole”, it’s a favorite among young and old alike. It’s always a challenge to get eggs perfectly done, especially if you have to make breakfast for many people. The eggs cook all at once, so you won’t be left with cold or overcooked eggs for your guests. This recipe is a favorite for busy parents who need to make satisfying breakfast for a large family.

If you don’t have bagels, you can also use toasted bread (see recipe notes below). In fact, add any toppings you like. We think this breakfast is a hole-in-one! (And yes, we intended the pun!).

How to make Egg in A Bagel Hole

Cut the bagels in half horizontally.

Use a serrated knife to make the hole a little bigger.

Spread mayonnaise on the cut side.

Place them cut-side down on a silicone baking mat (placed on a tray).

Place a slice of serrano ham in the hole, pressing lightly to form a cup.

Pour an egg over the ham in the hole.

Sprinkle with fresh black pepper. Bake for 10 minutes at 200ºC (400ºF).

Tips

If you don’t have bagels, you can use plain sliced bread. Use a biscuit cutter (or the rim of a glass) to press a hole into the center of the bread. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the sliced bread (with the hole) in the middle of the pan. Carefully crack an egg into the hole. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until the egg starts to set. Carefully flip over the bread with a rubber spatula and cook for another minute or two. If you want to make this for guests and want all the eggs cooked at once, you can follow the recipe using plain sliced bread, and continue cooking it in a tray in the oven.

Don’t be tempted to crank up the heat too high. This will cause the eggs to become rubbery and overcooked.

If you do use bread instead of bagels, go for stale supermarket bread, leftover sourdough bread, French baguette, or Italian Bread. Fresh bread will likely be too soft, making it more difficult for the egg to set.

You can substitute the serrano ham with cooked streaky bacon. Alternatively, use turkey breast or turkey bacon.

Instead of mayonnaise you can use butter, olive oil, or for a healthier alternative, use hummus.

Instead of a whole egg, you can whisk eggs and make scrambled egg inside the holes, Add spices, and a dash of hot sauce to the egg mixture before pouring it into the holes.

This Egg in a Bagel recipe is also known as Egg in a Frame, Frog in a Pond, Egg in the Basket, and even Egg in a Trash Can!

Directions

Cut the bagels in half horizontally.

Use a serrated knife to make the hole a little bigger.

Spread mayonnaise on the cut side.

Place them cut-side down on a silicone baking mat (placed on a tray).

Place a slice of serrano ham in the hole, pressing lightly to form a cup.

Pour an egg over the ham in the hole.

Sprinkle with fresh black pepper. Bake for 10 minutes at 200ºC (400ºF).

Serve with melon balls and parsley.