I thought I would share a recipe that is a huge family favorite. My mom made these for me when I was little and I still love them today. Now my daughter loves them! I make these for guests when they come as well and they’re a big hit.
Now, I know this breakfast is floating around even from the big time cooks like Paula Deal and The Pioneer Woman. They do things just a little different and they have a different name. So here is how we do it in our fam.
Warning: All of this detailed picture taking makes me a huge nerd. But I hope it helps in the long run :)
So here you are folks…. How to make the Toad-in-the-Hole
What you need
Slice of bread
Cup or glass with sharp edges
A hungry person
First what you need to do is cut a hole in your piece of bread using a cup or glass
Very important! Do not throw away the middle
(I saw Paula Dean throw her middle away. Shame on her)
In a pan melt a little butter on a medium heat
While that’s going, butter one side of the piece of bread and BOTH sides of the middle piece
Buttering the middle part is kind of tricky. Just rest it on the other piece of bread or a plate
Next put the bread unbuttered side down into the pan. Let is cook for just a little bit. Then crack one egg into the middle of it (You can add salt and pepper if you’d like)
After the egg starts to cook and the bread is turning brown, give it a flip! Try not to undercook the egg because it can get a little runny
Once the its all cooked, take it out and put on a plate
Next you get to cook the little round guy. Or as my daughter calls it, “The Circle”
This is where it gets really good
Put the round guy on top of the egg
There’s the finished product!
But we’re not done. This is the most important part of all of it
There is a reason this is called a TOAD-in-the-Hole. The kids love this! (Well I still do too)
This must be done before you eat it.
You take your spatula, lift up the middle and say… “Riiiiiibbit!”
How cool is that? I think doing this even makes it taste a little better :)
Next I need to give you a couple tips on how to eat this thing
First to eat the middle, I recommend doing a little dipping
So you break the egg yoke
Now after this do what you want but I still like to keep on dipping. So I dip the corners as well.
No matter how you eat it, it will be fabulous!
So what do you think? Do you get what I mean about being a huge nerd with these pictures? :)
So there you have it, how to make a Toad-in-the-Hole!