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One Hollywood Egg, or Egg in the Hole in a green shallow bowl

Hollywood Eggs

Valentina K. Wein
Made on a butter-crisped onion bagel, this is one Hollywood Egg you won't soon forget!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 252 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 whole onion bagel, cut in half
  • 2 large eggs
  • about 1 tablespoon of your favorite cheese, grated (I use Gruyère)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Prep bagel. Use a small serrated knife or a round cutter to cut at least ½ inch around the center hole of the bagel. You will have two little circles with a hole in the middle -- my mom called these the "bonus pieces." (They're my favorite part.)
  • Sauté bagel. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter with the garlic in a medium-sized sauté pan. Add the bagel halves and the two "bonus pieces," round side up, to the pan. Let these sauté until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the bonus pieces and set them aside.
  • Add eggs. Flip the bagels over and crack one egg into each hole of the bagel halves. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cheese. Let the eggs cook until your desired doneness. I cook mine for about 4 minutes or so -- just until the whites solidify. If you prefer an over easy egg, you can flip them once you're certain the bottom has cooked enough to have formed a seal.
  • Serves immediately.


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords great for brunch, breakfast recipes with eggs
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