Waffles and Egg in a Hole are how dreams come true! Imagine the perfect crispy buttery waffles and creamy eggs, topped with Pico de Gallo and Guacamole.
I have a confession to make. I LOVE waffles for breakfast, but I don’t do well with sweet waffles. I know, it’s probably unheard of. I prefer my breakfast waffles with eggs or cheese, and I love to sweeten my waffles with just a touch of jam.
If you’re skeptical, well today’s luscious recipe will change your mind. So read along and check the recipe video to make yourself a crispy waffle recipe for breakfast too!
First of all, let’s start with the waffles. I’ve used the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain 20 Ct.
The egg in a hole waffles are everything you love about the egg in a hole recipe plus everything you love about crispy waffles recipe.
Make sure to cut out 2 inches in the center of the waffle and make sure not to use jumbo eggs. Large eggs are better because they fit the 2 inch center perfectly.
I love searing the waffles in butter on both sides before adding in the eggs in a hole, and that’s just for flavor so it’s completely optional.
Covering the pan allows the egg to cook well. It’s probably a variable how many minutes, because some like their eggs more runny than others. So best things is ti keep an eye on them.
Toppings like Pico de Gallo and guacamole are so good here, however again they’re optional. You can opt for shredded cheese instead. Since it’s a New Year and we’re all sticking to some lighter meals, I chose those toppings.
The cut out centers of each waffle are great when toasted and used to scoop up jellies and jams! Yum!
HOW TO MAKE EGG IN A HOLE
Pick up the waffles and leave them out at room temperature for just 30 minutes to soften up a bit.
Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat with a tablespoon of butter. In the meantime, you’ll cut our 1.5-2 inch holes in the center of each waffle using a cookie cutter.
Start by adding one waffle at a time, or probably two waffles depending on the size of your skillet. Just toast the waffles in the butter for less than a minute and flip.
Add the egg right in the center of each waffle. Now you need to cover the skillet with a lid or foil, and allow the eggs to cook for 2-3 minutes depending on how well you prefer your eggs to be.
Remove the eggs in a hole waffles and start layering the toppings, sprinkle some fresh parsley and enjoy right away.
TIPS FOR EGG IN A HOLE
- Use a 1.5 inch to 2 inch cookie cutter, any shape works.
- Make sure you use large eggs, not bigger since the eggs in a hole are supposed to fit exactly in to the center of the waffles.
- Cover the skillet as soon as you put the eggs in the center so that they start to cook without browning the waffle bottoms too much.
- Keep an eye on the eggs because everyone likes them differently.
- Serve the eggs in a hole right away with different toppings.
- You can rewarm the eggs in a hole in the oven, but keep in mind the eggs will continue cooking.
- Use the cut out waffle centers to scoop up jam! Remember to toast them first in a toaster.
Try this indulgent breakfast that’s filling yet light as air! Don’t forget to tag me so I can see your amazing waffles! Enjoy 🙂
Egg in a Hole Waffles
- 4 waffles Eggo Nutri grain
- 2 tablespoons butter unsalted and divided between all waffles
- 4 eggs large
- 1/4 teaspoon salt pink Himalayan
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup Pico De Gallo homemade or store-bought
- 1/2 cup Guacamole Homemade or Store-bought
- 2 tablespoons parsley leaves minced
- Jellies and Jams
Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add half a tablespoon of butter.
Take a 1.5 inch or 2 inch cookie cutter and cut out the center of each Eggo waffle. Keep the centers to toast and use later with jellies and jams.
Put one or two waffles at a time depending on the size of your skillet and toast in the butter for less than a minute. Then flip the waffle and add in the egg right in the hole.
Cover the skillet and allow the eggs to cook to the doneness you prefer (anywhere from 2-4 minutes).
Uncover the skillet, season the eggs with salt and pepper. Serve right away with toppings.
Toast the waffle centers and use them to dip/scoop jellies and jams.
Start with quality waffles such as Eggo Nutri Grain. Use a 1.5 inch to 2 inch cookie cutter, any shape works. Make sure you use large eggs, not bigger since the eggs in a hole are supposed to fit exactly in to the center of the waffles. Cover the skillet as soon as you put the eggs in the center so that they start to cook without browning the waffle bottoms too much. Keep an eye on the eggs because everyone likes them differently. Use the cut out waffle centers to scoop up jam! Remember to toast them first in a toaster. Serve the eggs in a hole right away with different toppings. You can rewarm the eggs in a hole in the oven, but keep in mind the eggs will continue cooking.