This is one of those absurdly simple, “how in the hell did I not think of this thing sooner??” breakfasts. And yet, it took me stumbling across a photo of this somewhere for doing this to cross my mind.

I’m not kidding how simple this is. Take bagel. Put larger hole in bagel if necessary. Crack egg in bagel. Fry. Enjoy egg and bagel.

Egg in a Bagel Hole
Makes two bagel halves, enough for a good breakfast

Ingredients

  • one bagel, sliced in half
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper to taste

Take a pan and melt half the butter in it. Take a bagel half, and, if you don’t think the hole’s big enough, make it a little bigger, enough so that an egg yolk can fit in the center. Place the bagel inside down in the skillet, crack the egg into the yolk, season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan, and cook until the egg yolk is done to your liking.

Do the same thing with the other bagel half.

Voila: breakfast.

This is going to be one of my go to recipes for breakfast in the future.  One, because it’s delicious, and two, you can have everything separate and ready ahead of time, and all you’d need to do is heat up whatever you choose to serve the egg and smoked salmon on, and you’re ready to go.  It’s functionally a breakfast sandwich.

I will be giving you the details for how I poached my eggs, as it worked pretty damn well. 

Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg Open Faced Sandwich
Makes however many eggs and baguettes/bagels you have

Ingredients

  • bagels or bread
  • eggs
  • smoked salmon

To poach your eggs, fill a small pot with water, a splash of white vinegar, and salt.  Crack your eggs into separate holders (ie ramekin, small bowl, whatever) while the water comes to a simmer.  Once simmering, stir the water with a whisk in one direction until it’s spinning around like a small whirlpool. 

Then, add your eggs into the center of the whirlpool one at a time, and turn off the heat.  (This method works for up to four eggs.) Let sit for five minutes, and then remove from the water with a slotted spoon.  Your eggs will be nice and soft in the center, and quite yummy besides.

Take your bagel or bread, and heat it up however your choose.  Lay a slice or two of smoked salmon on it, and your poached egg over the top, and enjoy!