Classic Toad in a Hole

By ohioeggs  , ,

March 2, 2016

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This simple Toad in the Hole recipe brings back delicious childhood memories for Ohio food blogger NeighborFood.



4 pieces of bread (any bread, as long as it's large enough to cut a hole in the center, will work. I love sourdough or a hearty wheat)

4 eggs

5 Tablespoons butter



Fresh chopped herbs (optional)

Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


Spread the butter on both sides of each slice of bread, reserving 1 Tablespoon of the butter for later.

Use a cookie cutter or the bottom of a juice glass to cut a circle in the middle of each slice of bread.

Place two slices of bread, along with their cutouts, in a skillet over medium heat. Grill until golden then flip.

Place a small dollop of the reserved butter in the center of each hole. Crack an egg into the center and cook until bottom is set, about 3-4 minutes.

Flip, and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny.

Remove them, along with the cutouts to a plate.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, fresh herbs (such as parsley or basil) and cheese if desired.

Repeat with remaining bread and eggs.

Serve hot.

Courtney is the recipe developer, photographer, and flour-dusted girl behind the blog NeighborFood. NeighborFood is her table, and she loves nothing more than inviting others to pull up a chair, pour a glass of milk, and share a cookie with her. Courtney lives in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and baby boy, cheering on the Buckeyes, and eating a little too much ice cream.

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