Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Toad in a Hole

Yummy note: Growing up I would often make these "toad in a holes" - these little egg-toasted-cheese like sandwiches for a quick meal or snack even. It was typically something that we always had the ingredients on hand to use. I mean what can be more of a basic kitchen staple- you have your bread, butter, and eggs. (The cheese is an optional add on.) So what is this "toad in a hole" you ask? It's the delicious buttery cross between my ultimate comfort food of a grilled cheese mixed with breakfast twist. This meal even got the "it's yummy" dance by my picky little 5 year old! Wohoo! However, she proclaims to name it a "bear in the cave" since we used a teddy bear cookie cutter the one day. Bear, toad, frog, whatever you want to call it, it is old school comfort food, not to mention affordable. Plus you can eat it any time of the day! Just the other day, I happened to finally catch up on my dvr recorded episodes of the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond and saw she actually featured an "egg in a hole" too!! How cool is that, check out her version here for more inspiration to make your own...

Toad in a Hole

a couple tablespoons of butter
a piece of bread
an egg
a slice of cheese

Melt some butter in a non-stick pan over low heat. Then using a cookie cutter cut a shape from the center of the bread slice. Place bread in the pan and fry until lightly toasted. Add a bit more butter if you need, and flip bread over to do the other side. Next crack an egg into the hole in the bread. Either crack the yolk and mix egg a bit to make a scrambled egg inside the bread, or prepare egg as a sunny-side up (or over easy) egg. Either way, cook egg to your liking. While egg is cooking, add the inside bread piece in the pan and toast up as well; again you may need to add additional butter to the pan to finish frying. The bread should be nice and crunchy toasty when ready to eat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Last, lay a slice of cheese on the egg and top with the inside piece of bread and enjoy.

This post is shared with These Chicks CookedCast Party WednesdayWhat's on Your Plate?, and Let's Do Brunch.


  1. Really, this is comfort food at its best. Fast, frugal, and delicious.

  2. These look delicious - in England 'toad in the hole' is actually sausages with Yorkshire pudding batter poured round them and cooked in a casserole, but your version is way cuter and sounds so tasty! Thank you for sharing this quick and delicious treat with Let's Do Brunch.