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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  159
  • Protein  9 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  213 mg
  • Sodium  266 mg
  • Potassium  122 mg
  • Phosphorus  137 mg
  • Calcium  85 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Egg in a Hole

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it starts your body off with essential energy first thing in the morning. Colleen,DaVita renal dietitian from Texas,shares her family’s favorite breakfast recipe,Egg in a Hole. Colleen’s mother-in-law had eight hungry children to feed and her quick,easy recipe was a big hit with her big family. Start your day with this warm,yummy,nutritious breakfast.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Colleen from Texas.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 1


  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice white bread
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® Lemon Pepper seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium strawberry


  1. Use a biscuit or cookie cutter to cut the center out of the slice of bread to toast.
  2. Spray both sides of bread and center cut out with olive oil spray.
  3. Heat a medium skillet and place both pieces of the cut bread in skillet. Break egg into center “hole” of cut out portion. Season with lemon pepper.
  4. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and flip over to cook other side. Also, flip the cut out bread “circle” to toast on each side.
  5. Sprinkle egg with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve with a fresh strawberry as garnish.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Change the cookie cutter to fit the occasion or holiday.
  • This offers a quick breakfast, which cooks the egg and toast together. My mother-in-law had eight children and this was their favorite family breakfast for the large family.

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Egg in a Hole

diannasue says:


I have seen sites that would let you change the servings and it would automatic change everything . I love DA VITA ,this sure would be an extra added blessing if that were possible...Love this recipe !

Jan. 06, 2014, 1:41 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Mikeolson says:


Very good simple an tasty breakfast my wife Bonnie really likes the flavor!!!

Mar. 21, 2013, 7:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Cholita says:


This recipe brings warm memories when my kids were little. We all still love this one, but we sprinkle garlic powder on it. Delicious!

Aug. 22, 2012, 12:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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boevitale7 says:


delish we call it egg in a blanket

Jun. 24, 2012, 9:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

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sheila92851 says:


I used to have this as a kid, it's great to know I can have it now!

May. 05, 2012, 7:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Charlie1az says:


that breakfast is real good, but we call it a one eye jack. same good tast.

Apr. 19, 2012, 10:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

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mdacus55 says:


I've been making these for years. They are a great alternative to the fried egg. Thanks for sharing!!!

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

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kathytatiana says:


Just had this for brunch today!

Mar. 11, 2012, 9:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

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love this...in my early 20's we called em "EMBYO INA HOLE" :)

Jun. 24, 2011, 2:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

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baigmom says:


we called them eggs in a basket a family favorate thank for the reminder.

Aug. 27, 2010, 3:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

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burnzy says:


we have eaten these for years birdie nests!!! sounds better than egg in a hole.especially to ki9ds.

Mar. 30, 2010, 8:55 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Patsyb says:


I have eatten Egg in a hole for years. They are great, good way to get kids to eat a good breakfast also.

Mar. 09, 2010, 6:18 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Nov. 28, 2009, 12:36 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Lexam says:


I make this on a regular basis. It is a wonderful quick breakfast. I use my own home made french bread which helps lower the sodium as well.

Dec. 14, 2008, 11:22 AM - Inappropriate review?

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