Heart-Shaped Egg in a Hole


  • Prep Time4 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
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 16g, Carbohydrates 20g, Fat 11g, Fibre 3g.

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

This article was originally published on Feb 01, 2012

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