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Toad in the Hole Recipe
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Toad in the Hole Recipe

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This is one of the first recipes I had my children prepare when they were learning to cook. My "little ones" are now grown (and have advanced to more difficult recipes!), but this continues to be a traditional standby in my home and theirs. —Ruth Lechleiter, Breckenridge, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cut a 3-in. hole in the middle of the bread and discard. In a small skillet, melt the butter; place the bread in the skillet.
  2. Place egg in the hole. Cook for about 2 minutes over medium heat until the bread is lightly browned. Turn and cook the other side until egg yolk is almost set. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Toad in the Hole in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p92

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"This is a camping favorite...I like to use a <3 cookie cutter to make the hole, & toast the "hole" on the side. Plus I throw 2 eggs on each rather than eating the carbs of 2 pieces of bread. Cracker Barrel calls it "Eggs in the basket" I think..."

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Love this recipe but its not toad in the hole."

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I recently introduced my husband to this classic, made for me as a kid by my Aunt Debby. He's crazy about it! He suggested adding a cinnamon sugar mixture before cooking and it's delicious. Also, NEVER discard the center!"

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Grew up having this & my daughter has loved it since she was small - but you never discard the hole you cut out! That's the best part, all buttery crisp & toasty. My daughter considers it a treat when she comes to visit & I cook this for her. Lots of good memories."

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"I have always called it Bird's Nest. Keep the round, which is cut out by using a drinking glass, then butter in the skillet, add the egg and place a few slices of cooked ham in the skillet. When you flip over the bread witrh egg, add the heated up ham and place a slice of American cheese on it, continue to heat until cheese is melted. Make sure you flip the cutout too. More toast to dip the egg yolk with. Enjoy."

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