I’ve come across the name “Toad-in-the-hole” many times while reading British and countries-close-to-Britain-but-definitely-NOT-Britain books. I’m in love with the idea of living in Scotland, and in love with the idea that I really am friends with Scottish boy, Desmond (of the TV show “Lost.”), and I am already scheming ways to visit London and Edinburgh next time we hop across the pond. (A girl can dream.)
I submit this as an idea for my Uncle in his pursuit of 1,000 Things to Eat Before You Die(t), I decided to make Toad in the Hole for my daughter and I. I think this is simple enough that Uncle could make it too.
Take one or two pieces of bread and cut out – using a biscuit cutter or a glass – the middle. Don’t fret that I wasted this bread – it was perfect for cute little pb&j sandwiches for the kids that won’t eat crusts in my house.
Butter the bread. I buttered both sides, but you could just do one side. Place in a heated pan and crack an egg into the hole in the bread.
We thought it looked like Wall-E from the movie:
Let it set up a bit – then flip it (Just like you’re making an egg). Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Darling Mumsie, this is spot on! I lurv it!
Yum-O! Bang up job, if I do say so myself!