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egg in the hole with truffle butter

Dave's Killer Bread Egg In The Hole With Truffle Butter & Parmesan Cheese

Steven Pennington
Elegant breakfast cookery with Dave's killer bread
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French | American
Servings 1

Suggested Equipment

Large Skillet


  • 3 Extra Large Eggs
  • 1 piece Dave's Killer Bread
  • 1 tablespoon High-Quality Butter
  • 2 teaspoon Truffle Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chervil or Parsley / chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato / chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Parmesan Cheese / grated


  • Prep one piece of Dave's killer bread by cutting away a circle in the middle, a little larger than the whole egg.
  • Add a good bit of butter to a skillet over medium heat and melt, then add the bread and coat both sides with the melted butter.
  • Add one egg into the middle of the bread hole carefully keeping the egg in the middle of the bread. Add a pinch of salt to the egg.
  • Cook until you can see the bottom of the egg turn solid white. Then wait another 30+ seconds before you flip.
    Flip TIP:
    Position the slice of bread in the skillet like a page in a book you're about to turn the page. Flip this way and you'll have a shorter distance to flip the bread and helps keep the egg in place.
  • TIP: If you do not like runny egg yolks cook on both sides for 2 minutes longer. Flipping back and forth for even cooking.

Truffle Scrambled Eggs

  • I suggest using the same skillet as for the egg hole. I run the skillet under cool water to reset the heat. IMPORTANT
  • Chop chervil or parsley and grate the parmesan cheese before starting or risk messed up cooking timing. Be ready to go from the beginning.
  • Over medium heat add a good bit of butter (2teaspoon+) to the skillet and start melting. Then add in two eggs and scramble.
  • Add a pinch of salt.
  • When the eggs are almost finished cooking add in the cheese, chervil/parsley, and truffle butter.

Plating the Egg In The Hole

  • I like using a plate with contrast to the bread and the yellow/white egg. Helps with the presentation of our elevated breakfast/brunch dish. Use something other than a white plate.
  • Start with either the egg hole first or you can place the scrambled eggs down first. Garnish the place with the tomatoes for color and a pop of acidity to help balance out the dish. Small bit of chervil or parsley to add more color , that helps everyone know what's in the dish.
Keyword Dave's killer bread, truffle butter egg in the hole
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