Heart-Shaped Egg in a Hole



4 min


4 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 6 minutes
Heart-Shaped Egg in a Hole

Jodi Pudge

This recipe for heart-shaped egg in a hole is perfect for Valentine's Day — or any special day.


  • 4 sliced bread , preferably multi-grain
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 4 slices prosciutto , or thinly sliced ham
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch pepper
  • snipped chives , optional


  • Set a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, cut a hole with a large heart-shaped cookie cutter (or a round cutter about 2 1/2-in. wide) in centre of each piece of bread.
  • Melt butter in pan and swirl to coat. Add bread slices to butter in pan. Fold a slice of prosciutto or ham so it fits into the hole of each with some overhang on bread. Immediately crack an egg into the centre of each prosciutto-filled bread slice.
  • Cover and cook until egg whites are cooked but yolk is still runny, 6 to 8 min. Carefully check bottoms of bread slices occasionally and, if browning too quickly, reduce heat. Sprinkle with pepper, then chives. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 242,
  • Protein
  • 16 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,

This sweet-looking breakfast is substantial, yet simple enough to prepare on a weekday morning.