Sunday, September 25, 2011


First Saturday in a long time that I am home. My Kumu went on vacation, we had a week off. Mr Wonderful is at a family event the whole weekend. What a treat to have a weekend that I can sleep in, have breakfast and have some quiet time to test recipes and do some writing.

Puka in Hawaiian means hole. Yes this is my version of the popular East coast brearkfast, Egg in a hole.I  was introduced to Egg in a hole when I lived New York. It's still one of my favorite breakfast egg dish.  I had some Rosemary bread leftover left from last night that I need to use, so it's a natural to make some eggs.

Egg-in-a-hole with goat cheese "smear"
2 1" thick slices of Italian bread, I had some leftover rosemary bread from the night before.
2 eggs, crack and place each egg in individual small bowl
1 tbsp chopped green onion or chive
2 tbsp ghee or butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Goat cheese smear
1 oz goat cheese
1 tbsp chopped green onion or chive
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut a hole in the middle of each slice of bread, save the bread for crouton and other purpose.
In a non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Heat 1 tbsp ghee till hot. Add the bread, flip from one side to another so that the bread will absorb the butter evenly. Toast both side till light golden.

Turn the heat up to medium high, Add the reminding ghee to the pan. Hold bread down with a fork or thong so that the bread is in contact with the pan. Pour the egg into the center. 
Lower heat to medium hot, cook for about 1 min till the bottom is set.
Sprinkle the top with some green onlion. saltand pepper.
Flip the toast slowly. Turn heat down to low and let it cook for 3-4 mins to desired doneness. I like my egg with a soft slightly runny yoke.
To make the smear- combine the green onion, salt and pepper together.

Transfer to a serving plate, Top with 1 tsp of the goat cheese smear.
The toast will melt the cheese lightly. When you cut into the egg, the crunchy toast, the yoke and the cheese creat a crunch and smooth contrast. Hmmm heaven....

Serve 2



  1. This one is pretty easy for me! What kind of cheese do you recommend Jeannie?

  2. It's just plaint chèvre, goat cheese. Farmer's cheese would be a good option too.

  3. Thanks Jeannie, I think I can use French bread also, right?

  4. Yes, you can use any bread you want. However I would not recommand bagutte. It is too small, by the time you take out the bread to acommandate any egg, you will be eating mostly crust.