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PREP 20 minutes
TOTAL 20 minutes
Serves
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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices bread
  • Butter
  • 4 slices good quality ham
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 handfuls grated hard cheese (cheddar or Gruyere work well)
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Chives, chopped (optional)
Cheese and ham egg in a hole

Cheese and ham egg in a hole

Cheese and ham on toast with a baked egg

  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃
  2. Lightly toast the slices of bread and butter them while still warm.
  3. Use a cookie cutter or a large glass to cut out holes from the centre of each piece of bread. You can do this freehand too if you can't find anything the right size. Set the circles on a baking tray with the bread 'frames' beside them.
  4. Tear the ham into big strips and use these to line the holes of each bread 'frame', to create a bottom with bits of ham overlapping up to the crust.
  5. Crack an egg into each hole.
  6. Take the grated cheese and scatter around the edge of the eggs and onto the circles of bread.
  7. Place the baking tray in the oven and cook for somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size of your egg, size of the hole, temperature and thickness of the ham so I can only give you a guide. Ideally the whites should be cooked through but the yolk should still be wobbling when you rock the baking tray - this will give you a nice runny egg for dunking.
  8. Once you're happy with the cooking, serve up on plates and scatter with the chopped chives. Enjoy!


Cheese and ham egg in a hole

Cheese and ham egg in a hole

Cheese and ham on toast with a baked egg

PREP 20 minutes
TOTAL 20 minutes
favorite
print
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Serves
US | METRIC

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices bread
  • Butter
  • 4 slices good quality ham
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 handfuls grated hard cheese (cheddar or Gruyere work well)
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Chives, chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃
  2. Lightly toast the slices of bread and butter them while still warm.
  3. Use a cookie cutter or a large glass to cut out holes from the centre of each piece of bread. You can do this freehand too if you can't find anything the right size. Set the circles on a baking tray with the bread 'frames' beside them.
  4. Tear the ham into big strips and use these to line the holes of each bread 'frame', to create a bottom with bits of ham overlapping up to the crust.
  5. Crack an egg into each hole.
  6. Take the grated cheese and scatter around the edge of the eggs and onto the circles of bread.
  7. Place the baking tray in the oven and cook for somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size of your egg, size of the hole, temperature and thickness of the ham so I can only give you a guide. Ideally the whites should be cooked through but the yolk should still be wobbling when you rock the baking tray - this will give you a nice runny egg for dunking.
  8. Once you're happy with the cooking, serve up on plates and scatter with the chopped chives. Enjoy!