Cyclops Toast

Cyclops Toast

It doesn’t matter what you call it, egg in a hole, chicken on a raft, egg in a basket, Johnny one eye or as I prefer Cyclops toast it’s all the same, a slice of bread with the center cut out and an egg cracked in the middle. I grew up on these, it was the fancy breakfast that my dad would make now and again, they just seem so much more special than a fried egg and a pieces of toast, I think it’s that the bread is fried in butter.

The thing that makes my Cyclops toast a little special is that I like to dress it with a little maple syrup and sriracha, it kind of of makes it taste a little French toasty, but still gives you a savoy runny egg yolk.

Cyclops Toast


  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 egg
  • butter for frying
  • maple syrup and sriracha for serving


  1. Cut a circle in a slice of bread, use a glass, cup or cookie cutter, sometimes the right sized item doesn’t cut through the bread and you’ll have to use a knife finish cutting through the bread.
  2. Melt a pad of butter in a pan, put the slice of bread and the cut out circle into the pan and rub it around, flip the pieces over and rub a little more so that everything has been buttered.
  3. Toast the bread on one side on medium heat, flip the pieces over, add a little more butter to the hole and crack in an egg.
  4. Cook until the egg is done to your liking, you can flip the toast over to cook the egg on the top or put a lid on it to help steam the white of the egg.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and doted lines of sriracha.

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