Howdy folks, and thanks for stopping by the website! I was playing around in the kitchen and came up with a way to take the traditional egg in a hole breakfast recipe and cowboy it up a little so that everyone has a full stomach until lunch time. If you love breakfast food, this recipe is for YOU.
Make it a Breakfast Sandwich
If you’ve never heard of egg in a hole, that’s a shame, because it’s a delicious breakfast! Traditionally, using a cookie cutter or small glass, you’d cut a circle in the middle of a piece of bread. Next, you’d get the skillet really hot so the egg can set up right away, and put the bread in the pan and crack the egg right in the middle of the piece of bread. You flip it and when the toast is crispy and the egg is cooked, you serve it and the bread circle that you cut out serves as a receptacle to dip into the egg yolk. It’s a thing of beauty, it is.
Y’all know that the cowboy likes to have some meat in his breakfasts, so I’ve come up with an egg in the hole sandwich. Take 6-8 ounces of breakfast sausage and press it flat. You can use a little water to keep the sausage from sticking to the surface. I like to press the sausage between two wet pieces of tin foil until it’s about an inch wider than the shape of the bread.
Tip: Use a little water on your hands to keep the sausage from sticking.
Cook the sausage over medium/high heat until thoroughly cooked, then set aside.
Egg in a Hole
Get a second skillet hot for the eggs in a hole. Melt a good pat of butter – enough to toast both sides of both pieces of bread with. Cut the middle out of the bread and soak up some of the butter in the pan with both sides. When the pan is hot enough for the egg to set, crack an egg into each hole. Slightly scramble the egg up as soon as you crack it in, mixing in the green onion.
Tip: Don’t crack an egg on the side of a skillet. It’s gets the outside of the skillet dirty and is hard to clean!
When the egg has set up, flip each piece of bread. Cover the cooked side of the egg in a hole with cheese. When melted, flip and cover the other side with cheese. When the cheese is melty and the bread is toasted, put the sausage in between the two pieces of bread and have yourself a breakfast feast!
This recipe would go great with some Cowboy Chutney or Authentic Red Chile Salsa! Heck, try it with both!
Egg in the Hole Breakfast Sandwich - Cowboy Kent Rollins
- 1 cup ground breakfast sausage
- 2 pieces sandwich bread
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
- Take a little water and spread on a piece of tin foil or plastic wrap. Place the sausage on the foil or plastic. Fold the foil/plastic over the top and mash or roll the sausage out to about ¼-inch thick. Note: the water will help the sausage from sticking.
- Place a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the sausage and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, cut a large hole in the middle of each slice of bread. Reserve the cut out portion.
- Place a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Place the bread slices, and cut pieces, in the skillet to absorb some butter then flip over.
- Crack an egg in each hole. With a fork or knife, lightly scramble the eggs and top each egg with about 1/2 tablespoon of green onion. Salt and pepper, to taste.
- Sprinkle about ¼ cup of cheese over the tops of the bread. When the cut pieces begin to brown, about 1 to 2 minutes, place the cut pieces on top of the cut out portion of the slices and press down slightly.
- With a flat spatula, flip the bread over. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese over the tops of each of the bread slices. Cook for 1 minute.
- Flip the bread slices over again and sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of cheese on each bread slice. Cook until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. Place the sausage on top of one slice and top with bread. Be sure the piece of cut bread you added is on the outside to help hold in the egg. Serve immediately.