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Egg in a Hole Hearts

  • Author: Kelsey Nixon
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


A classic and simple breakfast gets a simple Valentine’s Day update with a heart shaped cookie cutter.


  • 2 Slices of your favorite bread
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper


1. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, press out the center of the pieces of bread reserving the cut out.

2. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt the butter.

3. Add the bread slices and the center cut outs to the pan.

4. Break 1 egg into each heart hole, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. 

5. Using a spatula, flip the bread and cook to desired doneness (about 2 minutes for runny eggs and 5 minutes for firmer eggs).

6. Serve each piece of bread with the toasted heart cut out.

  • Prep Time: 1 minte
  • Cook Time: 4-5 minutes