The Easiest Hot Breakfast - Toad in the Hole

Yup, I know.  This is one of those easy things to make that really doesn't require my step by step pictures, but I am going to post it anyways for those of you that haven't been enlightened yet to "toad in the holes."  My mom made these growing up for my Dad and my brother, and I although I don't personally eat eggs (I'm weird, I know) I loved watching her made them.  My sister and I (the non-egg eaters in the family) ate the holes that got cut out of the bread.  Basically, a toad in the hole is just an egg cooked in the middle of a piece of bread.  My husband loves them so I make them for him, because that is true love.
Toad in the Holes


In a non-stick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
Using a round biscuit cutter (or use a glass - that is what my mom always did), cut a circle out of the center of the bread.
Don't throw that circle out!  They taste yummy toasted in a little butter too :)
Crack your egg in a small bowl, or a measuring cup.
Place your bread in the pan with the butter.
Pour your egg right in the center of the bread.  Cook until the egg is completely set up on the bottom and up the sides.  This will take about 2 minutes.
Now carefully flip your bread over with a spatula, and cook for just another 30 seconds to toast the other side of the bread and set up the white of the egg.  You want the yoke to be runny, so don't over cook it!
Remove from heat and repeat as many times as you want.  You can do two at a time if you are a skilled toad in the hole maker.
Ahh, what do you think? Pretty easy, huh.
The key really is in the runny yoke, which is how my husband enjoys these best.
Breakfast is served.
Oh, and don't forget about those centers you cut out.  Fry them in the pan for fun little toasts.
Egg eaters enjoy!


  1. We call these peek-a-boo eggs. We save the cut out circle and place it on top of the egg like a cover. Noah loves these!

  2. I too don't care for eggs. My hubby won't touch them :) so your not weird . Unless I'm weird right with ya :)

  3. Make these this weekend, forgot how yum they are. Thanks for the reminder.


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