Egg-In-A-Hole Breakfast Sandwich

This decadent Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich is the ultimate handheld breakfast, with crispy sweet, sticky, spicy bacon and piles of cheese on buttery brioche bread. This hefty breakfast sandwich is perfect for indulging on a weekend morning. It’s giving hard-working, stick-to-your-ribs vibes.

Make this your way with either soft cooked, runny eggs or hard-cooked (if you prefer your eggs cooked through). Add the toppings you prefer – fresh slices of tomatoes, avocados, sprouts, etc.

Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich

Ingredients for Egg-In-A-Hole Breakfast Sandwich

Brioche Bread – This recipe starts with thick-sliced bread of your choice. For my recipe, I am using a cinnamon brioche loaf from a bakery that I opted to slice at home to get my desired thickness.

Eggs – just one egg per slice of bread.

Bacon – Use thinly sliced bacon if you prefer it crispy, or thick-cut bacon if you like a meatier, chewier texture.

Cheese – I freshly shredded mozzarella and cheddar but pepper jack, monterey, etc. will all work for this recipe.

Brown Sugar or Maple Syrup – for the sweet and spicy bacon, we are using brown sugar. But maple syrup can be used instead (not pancake syrup).

Red Pepper Flakes – we’ll add these to the brown sugar rubbed bacon for a kick of heat.

Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich

How to Make Egg-In-A-Hole Breakfast Sandwich

This egg-in-a-hole sandwich couldn’t be easier to make. Be sure to review the recipe card further down the page for the detailed, printable recipe. 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the bacon by laying it on a parchment lined pan and rubbing with brown sugar and sprinkling with red pepper flakes. Cook the bacon for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.

Step 2: Add butter to a skillet over low heat and allow it to melt. Use a 3″ circle biscuit cutter (or mouth of a jar/glass) to cut rounds out of each slice of bread. Optimally, offset the circles on each slice of bread so you will have egg in every bite. 

Step 3: Add the two slices of bread to the skillet, along with the cut-outs. Drop an egg into each hole and season with salt and pepper. Allow it to cook 1-2 minutes, then carefully flip (adding more butter to the pan first if needed). Season the toasted side with salt and pepper. Top with shredded cheese and crispy bacon as it continues to cook.

Step 4:  Once the egg has reached your desired doneness, assemble the sandwich and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes for the cheese to melt through before slicing and serving.

Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich

Other Variations of Egg-In-A-Hole:

If you’ve tried this egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich recipe and loved it, you are probably wondering, how else can I use this method? Here are some of our favorite variations:

Bagel Sandwich – enlarge the center hole on each side of an Everything bagel and toast them in the skillet just as we are doing in this recipe, dropping one egg in the center. This is our second favorite way to make this egg-in-a-hole sandwich!

Grilled Cheese – instead of breakfast, make a lunch variation by making a grilled cheese sandwich with eggs in the center. It still pairs perfectly with tomato soup.

BLT – Kick up a traditional BLT sandwich by adding an egg to each slice of crispy toast before assembling your BLT. I like to use sourdough for this version.

French Toast – indulgence heaven! This sweet and savory combination will blow you away. Next time you make french toast, save two pieces of french toast for this decadent egg-in-a-hole variation.

Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich

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Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich

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Egg-In-A-Hole Breakfast Sandwich

This hearty Egg-in-a-hole breakfast sandwich is the ultimate handheld breakfast, with crispy sweet, sticky, spicy bacon and piles of cheese on buttery brioche bread.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Servings: 1 hearty sandwich
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 2 slices thick-sliced bread I used cinnamon brioche
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar & mozzarella, shredded or the cheese of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the bacon by laying it on a parchment lined pan and rubbing with brown sugar and sprinkling with red pepper flakes. Cook the bacon for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.
  • Add two tablespoons butter to a skillet over low heat and allow it to melt. Use a 3" circle biscuit cutter (or mouth of a jar/glass) to cut rounds out of each slice of bread. Optimally, offset the circles on each slice of bread so you will have egg in every bite.
  • Add the two slices of bread to the skillet, along with the cut-outs. Drop an egg into each hole and season with salt and pepper. Allow it to cook 1-2 minutes, then carefully flip, adding the remaining butter to the skillet before flipping. Season the toasted side with salt and pepper. Top the toasted side with shredded cheese and crispy bacon as it continues to cook.
  • Once the egg has reached your desired doneness, assemble the sandwich and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes for the cheese to melt through before slicing and serving. Serve the toasted cut-outs alongside the sandwich.
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