More common names for this easy breakfast recipe are eggs in a pocket, one-eyed jack, and baby in the hole. If you prefer your egg over easy rather than sunny side up, crack it into the hole in the bread right after you put the bread into the skillet.
Slice of bread
2–3 tbsp. butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Begin by using an inverted, sturdy glass 2"–3" in diameter to cut a hole out of the center of the slice of bread. Set bread slice and round cutout aside. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Pan-toast bread and cutout on 1 side in skillet until golden, 2–3 minutes.
2. Turn bread and cutout over. Melt a small nugget of butter in the hole in the bread, crack egg into hole, and cook until egg is set, 2–3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with toasted cutout for dipping in the yolk, if you like.