Show Subscription Form

Toad in the Hole Recipe
Toad in the Hole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Toad in the Hole Recipe

Read Reviews
4 14
Publisher Photo
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 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  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

Reviews for Toad in the Hole

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
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."

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!"

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."

Loading Image