Breakfast Holidays Recipes

Pot-of-Gold Egg and Toast for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for fun St Patrick’s Day recipes to serve for breakfast for your family? This egg-in-the-hole recipe is fun, easy, and festive! And unlike many St Patrick’s breakfasts, it’s even nutritious!
A fun and healthy St. Patrick's breakfast. Plus, it's so easy!

A few years ago, I discovered “Egg in the Hole” (or “Toad in a Hole” or “Peek a Boo Eggs”) – when I snapped a picture of them on Instagram, I was flooded with the various names people call them.

When Ella asked me the other day if there were any holidays between now and Easter, I told  her about St. Patrick’s Day and I figured I could up my game at least a tiny bit to celebrate.

My stash of St Patrick’s Day recipes is very small (basically this one and this shamrock cinnamon toast, which also makes for a fun St Patricks breakfast), but this one is such a winner and it’s such a minor holiday, that I don’t need much more.

I pulled out my clover cookie cutter (why I own one, I have no idea, but this is the kind of thing that makes you afraid to do Konmari) and put it to good use here.

And best of all, when you cut into the egg at the end, there’s the pot of gold waiting for you in the middle! On non-holidays, you’d probably call it the yolk.

Add a green smoothie (or a glass of green milk), a few banana coins or pineapple chunks to act as gold and you’re basically winning at St. Patrick’s Day.

Need easy St Patrick's Day recipes? Check out this recipe for pot of gold egg and toast that's delicious and healthy!


Pot-of-Gold Egg and Toast for St. Patrick’s Day

Serves 1

1/2 Tablespoon butter, divided
1 slice of bread
1 egg
salt and pepper

In a frying pan over medium heat, melt half the butter.

While it melts, cut a clover out of the center of your bread with a cookie cutter. Set the center aside (you can eat them plain or toast them in the skillet, too) and place the toast frame in the melted butter in the skillet. Crack the egg into the center of the bread, tilting the pan slightly to make sure the egg runs into all the clover leaves.

Salt and pepper generously, then let it cook until the egg is set on the bottom.

With a spatula, lift the bread and egg out of the frying pan, drop the other half of the butter in and let it melt for a second or two, before flipping the bread and egg over onto it so the other side of the egg can cook.

Let cook 1-2 minutes, then remove and serve immediately.

Looking for easy St Patrick's Day recipes? Check out this recipe for egg-in-the-hole the whole family will love!
And if you have other St Patrick’s Day recipes, I’d love to hear them!

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  • Reply Carole March 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    This is VERY clever!

  • Reply J Platt March 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    For those who don't have a clover cookie cutter you can use a small heart cutter. I made these this morning (been wanting to for a while and your post inspired me!). I made 3 heart impressions within the bread with the bottom tip of the heart all touching each other (does this make sense??). It made a cute clover and now I'm ready for St. Paddy's day breakfast for my kids. Thanks for the idea!!

  • Reply Jennifer Panaro March 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    love this idea. And my son loves eggs with toast. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

  • Reply Okie March 16, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Very cool. I hadn't even thought of using a cookie cutter to make the eggs a different shape in the center. What a great idea. 🙂

  • Reply Paige Flamm March 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    This is such a fun idea! I've been thinking that I should probably do something fun for tomorrow, and this looks a lot easier than the rainbow pancakes I was envisioning.

  • Reply Elaine Doolittle March 2, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Irish Quick Bread
    1 cup raisins, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons shortening, 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 3 teaspoons caraway seeds,

    Boil raisins for three minutes, drain and dust lightly with a little of the flour. Sift together remaining flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar/ Rub in the shortening with hands. Add the milk, egg, caraway seeds, and raisins. Stir to combine. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 1 hour.

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  • Reply Emily March 2, 2018 at 5:32 am

    St. Patrick’s Day is the holiday that I have the family over for dinner! I make potato soup, Irish Soda bread & shortbread Shamrock cookies. A couple years ago I added corned beef & havarti sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls to the meal and they were a huge hit!

  • Reply Jill March 2, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    So cute! I love this. I always make Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast on the 17th! 🙂

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