California Egg in the Hole Sandwich

Here’s a unique twist on the typical egg sandwich. My husband and I have been making it quite often on the weekends lately. I cook the eggs inside the bread, just like an egg-in-the-hole sandwich. Then I top it with bacon, tomato and avocado. It’s a great combination of crunchy, toasted bread and fried egg, crisp, salty bacon, refreshing tomatoes and creamy avocado. Yum! It really is a winner and doesn’t take too long to make either, which I consider pretty important for a breakfast meal. 

I have a post about how I cook bacon and a really cool tip on how to store it. Check it out. While the bacon is cooking, prepare the egg sandwiches. Cut out a hole from the center of each slice of bread. I used a biscuit cutter, but anything will work. You can even cut it out with scissors or a paring knife. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet on medium high heat. When the butter is no longer foaming, place two slices of bread in the skillet. If your skillet is small, you can do one slice of bread at a time. Crack an egg into the center of each slice of bread. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip the sandwich over and cook for as long as you like, depending on if you want the yolk to be runny or fully cooked.

Cut the tomato into slices. Cut the avocado in half, take out the pit. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the avocado. Slice the avocado as thick or thin as you like. Place 2 slices of bacon on each sandwich. Top with 2 slices of tomato and avocado. Season with salt and pepper. You can also use some fresh herbs on the sandwich, parsley or chives. 

 

California Egg in the Hole Sandwich
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1-2 avocados
  • salt, pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon; I prefer to bake it in the oven.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, prepare the egg sandwiches. Cut out a hole from the center of each slice of bread. I used a biscuit cutter, but anything will work. You can even cut it out with scissors or a paring knife. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter is no longer foaming, place two slices of bread in the skillet. If your skillet is small, you can do one slice of bread at a time. Crack an egg into the center of each slice of bread. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip the sandwich over and cook for as long as you like, depending on if you want the yolk to be runny or fully cooked.
  5. Cut the tomato into slices.
  6. Cut the avocado in half, take out the pit. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the avocado.
  7. Slice the avocado as thick or thin as you like.
  8. Place 2 slices of bacon on each sandwich.
  9. Top with 2 slices of tomato and avocado. Season with salt and pepper. You can also use some fresh herbs on the sandwich, parsley or chives.

13 Comments

  • Oksana K

    LOVE the combination! If there is an avocado and tomato – my kinda food! 🙂 It looks, and i’m sure TASTES sooooo yummy! can’t wait to make it ASAP! (Honestly, don’t need to wait til breakfast 😉 )
    Although, seeams like there is plenty of everything, i wonder if i’ll be able to stop myself from addind a tiny slice or two of FRESH mozzarella cheese!!!!! Mmmmmm….
    Ok, i’m going to calm down now… lol! thanks Olichka!

  • Milana

    Olga, this looks amazing!! I need to make this tomorrow for breakfast! Thank you once again for an amazing recipe!

  • victoria

    Wow this looks really good. Sometimes we have people come over and stay the night at our house, and usually sunday is the day i have to make something for breakfast. Were usually all running around getting ready for church since its at 10am here, and i always have trouble with making something quick but nice for guests. This looks perfect! Thanks!
    Is there a way to pin your recipes onto Pinterest? Im sure a lot of the girls i know would love this blog!

    • olgak7

      I know what you mean, Victoria.
      It’s always a challenge trying to come up with something quick and yummy when everyone is rushing around getting ready and I know I have to get ready too:). I have a Share button at the bottom of each post. If you click on it, you’ll be able to find Pinterest on the list too. I’ll try to put up a Pin It button that’s much easier to see sometime soon. Thanks for the compliment.

  • Oksana

    I made this sandwich for breakfast today and it was so delicious and very filling. I wasn’t hungry until past lunch time! All the ingredients go so well together … I did use turkey Bacon . Thank for another great breakfast idea! It seems that you love breakfast foods just as much as I do…always something fancy: )

  • Tzivia

    Good morning olya my dear yo just made this for breakfast am eating it right now with a cuppa hazelnut joe aka coffee in place of the bacon I used mushrooms since I can’t eat bacon for dietary religious reasons tomato was no good so I used avocado and feta cheese thanx to other reader masha will definitely be making this again and maybe for a quick and easy supper do love breakfast @ night sometimes mmmmm job well done gurl

    • olgak7

      Your version sounds really delicious, Tzivia. I’m such a fan of breakfast feasts, and yours is definitely a really tasty one full of flavor.

  • Tzivia

    Awwww thanx Olga darlin yup ditto brekfast anytime is really way good to have and especially for nights when ya don’t feel like cooking but don’t wanna go out to eat or order takeout I just say lemme have some breakfast tonight and it’s either a veggie and cheese ok omelette or even something like a simple fried egg in butter sammie thanx tons for your site been such a big huge help go out less now and don’t order takeout so much now have a gr8 weekend and a happy dappy safe summer cheers

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