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


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  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 Apr. 2, 2016

"My mom always called this a Spit In The Ocean. Going to make one right now."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"Your recipe says to discard the ring of bread cut from the slice. Waste not, want not. Toast the circle of bread in the same pan with the Toad in the Hole.

I have been preparing this dish for many, many years and taught my children how to prepare this at an early age. They still enjoy Toad in the Hole.
My 4 star review is based on discarding the center of the bread.
A 5 star rating goes out to the dish itself."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"This is a great recipe for kids. To make it even more kid-friendly, have them prepare it in a microwave. Just place the egg in the center of the toast. With a toothpick, poke the yolk two times and the egg white four times so the egg won't explode. Place the plate in the microwave and cover. Microwave at 70% power for about 90 seconds. Let stand, covered for 1 minute. Serve."

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..."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

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

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