Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, One Pot Dish, Vegetarian

Easy Peasy Eggs in a Hole


Ermahgawd this is so satisfying. Overall, Eggs in a Hole with a Garlic Kale Hash:

  • Takes 15 min to whip up
  • Can be easily double, tripled — whatever you want
  • Is grainy and hearty, yet somehow still light and full of flavor

Do I need anything else to sell you on this? SELF created a New Year’s Challenge complete with a meal plan and workouts. This recipe for eggs in a hole was in their breakfast line-up and may be my new favorite breakfast; it’s a nice switch from scrambled eggs, shakshuka or breakfast sandwiches. My mom was never a fan of eggs, especially ones with a runny yolk. When I was bragging to my friends how delicious my breakfast was, they couldn’t believe I never had this as a kid. Well, this is “adulting” then at its finest, and it’s never too late to try new things!

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1 t coconut oil
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 3-4 kale leaves, washed, stems removed and chopped
  • 1/4 c matchstick carrots
  • 1 slice baked ham, diced (optional) *
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 piece multigrain bread.
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

* NOTE: I used ham because I had Christmas leftovers! (See picture below; title picture is vegetarian.) Turkey bacon or Canadian bacon are great substitutes. I also like 1/4 of a cooked sweet potato (skin on, diced) as a vegetarian option.


  1. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat until oil is melted and pan is well coated. Once pan is hot, add garlic and carrots. Sauté 2-3 min until.
  2. Mix in kale and sauté until wilted — about 3-4 min. Mix in ham (or other options — see note) and allow kale mixture to warm. If you want a kick, add a few “shakes” of red pepper flakes. Remove kale mixture from heat and plate.
  3. If needed, add 1/2 t more coconut oil, but pan should still be well coated. Cut a 1″ to 1½” diameter hole in the bread; remove the inner circle.
  4. In the same greased pan, place bread flat. Crack egg in the inner circle. Cook for 2 min. Then add 1 T of water to pan, cover with a lid and then cook for 2 more min.
  5. Remove lid, flip egg/bread together and cook 1-2 min. depending if you want a runny yolk (1 min) or a solid yolk (2+ min).
  6. Once at desired yolk “doneness,” place the egg/bread next to the kale hash and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Dig in and enjoy!

Adapted from SELF‘s “Eggs in a Hole” from their New Year’s Challenge.


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