BEST BREAKFAST TITLE EVER: TOAD IN THE HOLE


Do you ever make yourself the ridiculous-sounding breakfast fare of "Toad in a Hole?"  It's such an easy, whimsical, yet elegant, way to start the day.  It will fill your belly and your mind with happiness.  I'm not sure why it's so much better than a fried egg served with toast alongside, it just is.  Maybe it's all the symmetrical circles going on, quite pleasing to the eye.

Making Toad in the Hole is very simple -- hardly a recipe.

Butter a large skillet, cut a circle out of your favorite toast (I used Dave's Killer Bread this morning) using the rim of a glass or a cookie cutter, plop the bread on the hot pan and crack the egg into the hole.  Cook your little circle bread on the side, this bit of bread toasts nicely in the time it takes for the egg to achieve desired doneness.

Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper, and you're good to go!

Do you ever feast on this silly dish?

17 comments:

  1. I grew up on this! Love it with a capital "L".

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  2. Looks so awesome. It is definitely a fun breakfast.

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  3. When I was little, I loved dipping strips of toast into a soft boiled egg. I've always been a runny egg fan! This toast looks way too fun! I must give it a try one day. MUST!

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  4. it's the simplest things that make the most memorable, elegant meals!

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  5. I call it a Pirate Open Eye!

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  6. that is NOT toad in a hole. toad in a hole is yorkshire pudding with sausages baked in

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  7. My family used to call it Egyptian Toast growing up. Couldn't tell you why though!

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  8. THIS ISN'T TOAD IN THE HOLE!

    Toad in the whole is Yorkshire pudding with sausages.

    ^^This is yummy though ;)

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  9. i know 'toad in the hole' is the classic british dish of pudding and sausages, but in the states, many folks call this breakfast by this absurd title -- not sure why, but in my experience, i've heard this title a lot (even though it's a different dish all together!) language. it's a crazy beast.

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  10. hey, we call it "Eggs in a Basket" in my house because that's what my Mamma called it. I love making this with Dill Rye Bread. MMMMMMMmmmmmm

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  11. Absolutely! except in our family we call it eggs on toast. It was my dad's specialty when we were growing up. Only made on Saturday mornings, and you had to be up early!

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  12. I made this in Japan for a family who wanted to know what an American breakfast would look like. Yummy!

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  13. I prepare this for my children from time to time. I was told it was called a "Donald Duck Egg." Very tasty!

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  14. Not Toad in a hole at all get it straight. This is "egg in a basket" or "bird in a nest". Toad in a hole is sausage & Yorkshire pudding period.

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