Toad in a Hole: who on earth came up with that name? I’m not sure, but it is what I’ve always called these fried eggs cooked into bread. We did go through a stage where my children wanted two eggs cracked in a huge slice of bread, thanks to the delightful variation of Toad in A Hole found in the Star Wars Cookbook. It was then called Twin Sun Toast, as the eggs were supposed to be the twin suns of Tatooine. That book is a great recipe book for any Star Wars fans!
I love to serve Toad in a Hole with fried tomato and bacon. I simply put them on the skillet while the bread and egg is cooking, and breakfast is ready!
- 1 wide slice of bread
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 large egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Using a 2-3 inch cookie cutter, cut a hole in the bread. Do not cut too close to the crust as there needs to be bread remaining around the hole.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Spread the butter around to ensure the skillet is covered. Place the slice of bread in the skillet.
- Crack the egg into the hole. If desired, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Fry the bread and egg for 1-2 minutes, or until the egg white turns white.
- Using a spatula, flip the bread over. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.