Egg in the Hole Breakfast Sandwich

Egg in a hole is a unique twist on a typical breakfast sandwich. Cook the egg right in the center of the slice of bread. Serve it with crispy bacon, juicy fresh tomatoes and creamy avocado slices.


  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • salt, pepper, to taste
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 avocados, sliced
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh herbs, such as cilantro, parsley, green onions, etc. 


  1. Cook the bacon; I prefer to bake it in the oven.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, prepare the other ingredients. Cut out a hole from the center of each slice of bread. I used a biscuit cutter, but you can even cut it out with scissors or a paring knife. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Cut the tomatoes and avocados into slices. 
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter in a nonstick or cast iron skillet  over medium heat. Place two slices of bread in the skillet. Crack an egg into the center of each slice of bread. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until the eggs are set on the bottom, 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. Repeat with the other two sandwiches.
  5. Place 2 slices of bacon on each sandwich, then the tomatoes and avocados. Season the veggies with salt and pepper. 
  6. You can also use some fresh herbs on the sandwich, cilantro, parsley, green onions or chives.


Delicious Sandwich Variations

  • Add some cheese! Of course, cheese is always amazing in breakfast sandwiches. After you flip the egg sandwiches, you can add a slice of cheese on top right in the skillet and let the cheese start melting. You can also add the cheese when you are assembling the sandwiches.
  • Avocado toast – you can’t go wrong. I absolutely love avocado toast and love to serve it with this egg in the hole variation. Mash up the avocados, season with salt and pepper. You can also add some lime juice and fresh herbs. You can also make guacamole. Sprep the avocados/guacamole on top of the egg sandwiches. You can also chop up the tomatoes instead of slicing them and place them on top of the mashed avocados. Fresh herbs, salt and pepper, fresh herbs, sliced red onions would be delicious too.
  • Switch out the bacon with sausage or ham. Or omit the meat and just use avocados and tomatoes.

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