Who else had these growing up? We called them ‘Bull’s Eyes’ but I hear ‘Egg in a Hole’ is a common name as well. Comfort food doesn’t need to completely derail your healthy lifestyle. I healthify this recipe by using gluten-free bread, pasture raised eggs, pasture raised butter (or ghee), and sea salt. I made this video while we were on vacation in Michigan and these particular eggs are straight from some happy chickens at a Farm around the corner! Kids love the novelty of the egg in the hole. You can use a fun shape cookie cutter for even more charm. The little circle pieces get nice and crispy and are still my favorite part, even as a big kid.
Dr. Katie’s Kitchen ~ Bull’s Eyes
- 5 slices gluten-free bread (the bigger the better)
- 5 tablespoons softened pasture butter, plus extra for the pan
- 5 pasture or farm fresh eggs
- Sea Salt
- Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter on each side of each slice, or enough to make sure it reaches all corners.
- Using a small glass, cut circular holes in bread slices.
- Place slices in a skillet on medium-low heat.
- Add a dollop of butter to holes and then crack eggs into the hole, let cook for a couple of minutes or until bread is slightly browning.
- Turn slices over and cook until white is cooked through and yolk is to your liking.
- Transfer to a plate, salt to taste, and serve.
A few health notes: Butter contains butyrate, which is great for healing gut issues. Choosing pasture raised butter and eggs will give you a better omega-3 profile and more vitamins compared to the conventional version. Eggs contain choline, which is not easy to find in foods and is important for cellular health and a healthy nervous system. Choline is especially important in pregnancy, but bad news for you runny yolk lovers who are pregnant or planning to conceive. No runny eggs in pregnancy! You can still have them cooked all the way though.