Spicy Eggs in a Hole

Spicy Eggs in a Hole


This was an impromptu idea that I had when I saw this delicious loaf of quinoa sourdough. This is for those mornings that you want a little bit of an extra kick in the AM, and regular eggs won’t make the cut. And may I state the obvious – it looks so darn fancy!

I made an impromptu spicy paste using minced garlic, red chilies, oil, salt and pepper, pounded together – nothing too complicated. You can use something out of a jar as well and other options include a tapenade, mustard, salsa, sandwich spread and so on.

The highlight of this dish is when you gently cut through the yolk and it oozes out…

Quinoa Sourdough from: Le Artisan Boulangerie

The Recipe
Serves 1



  • Create a hole in the center of the bread using a cookie cutter.
  • Place a non-stick pan on low heat and brush with olive oil.
  • Toast the bread on one side for a few minutes.
  • Flip the toast over and spread the relish on the top side.
  • Crack the egg into the hole in the center.
  • Cover the pan and let the egg cook for around 5 minutes, or until the whites have solidified and yolk is just about done.
  • Remove from heat and place on serving plate.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper and serve.

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