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August 11, 2011


Mary in ND

Toad in a Hole or, "Birdie in a Nest" as my daughter calls it, is a favorite at my house. My daughter requests one every weekend. She uses a cup to cut out the middle of the bread, which I have buttered. I then place the bread in the pan and just crack an egg directly into the hole, while the bread is in the pan. It avoids that french toast look you mentioned and you get a perfectly fried egg in the middle of the toast. Yummy!


When I was growing up Toad in a Hole was sausages cooked in Yorkshire pudding batter. Eggs in a basket - was eggs fried in the hole cut out of a piece of bread. But I'm from a family which British heritage - maybe its different in other cultures.

debbie @ words to eat by

My dad used to make this for us growing up (see! perfectly kid-friendly!) and his technique was just like Mary describes. Crack an egg into the hole, cook, done. Fry up the cut-out piece of buttered bread, mmmmm...

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