Gashouse eggs are slices of bread with an egg cooked in a central hole which is either baked or fried. You can substitute waffles, brioche and even bagels for the bread. The dish is also known as eggs in a basket, bulls eye eggs, pirates’ eye, hole in one and memorably Betty Grable eggs, after she prepared them in a film.
The dish is usually made by cutting out the center of a piece of bread which is then fried in butter or butter and oil before breaking a whole egg into the cut-out center and carefully finishing cooking. There is a certain amount of skill in cooking the egg without burning the bread, which can be made easier by finishing in the oven. Gashouse eggs are great for breakfast, brunch and light lunches.