Yield: 4 servings


4 slices of country bread

4 eggs

4 tablespoons butter, unsalted

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Melt 4 tablespoons of butter into a large skillet.  Cut a hole in the center of each slice of bread, approximately 1 ½ – 2 inches in diameter (use a round cookie or biscuit cutter).  Place bread slices in skillet and then crack egg into each bread slice.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook the egg and bread until the egg yolk is set or softer, if desired.