Ever seen a Toad-in-the-Hole? Here at Nebula House we love to eat them! Sound gross? Yeah, it sounds pretty gross, but it is rather delectable. Our in-house fat cat Gideon thinks so too. Toads-in-the-Hole are not only delicious but they are also easy-to-make. Rest assured, there are no toads or frogs involved. Our version is even suitable for vegetarians of the ovo-lacto purrr-suasion. And! kids love ‘em to boot.
All you need is an egg, a slice of bread, a little bit of butter, some salt to taste, a skillet, spatula and a stove top.
The original Toad-in-the-Hole is a traditional British food made of a sort of salty pudding called ‘Yorkshire Pudding.’ If you bake that pudding with whole sausages stuck in the middle then you’ll get the original Toad-in-the-Hole. Our version is an update on that centuries old dish and makes for a great breakfast or lunch. Once you have made one, you can easily make them for your whole family…
What you’ll need:
1 slice of bread
1 dash of salt
1 teaspoon/pat of butter
1 glass with a round rim that is smaller than your slice of bread.
a butter knife
‘The Hole’ Part:
Take your piece of bread and your glass with a small round rim, and press the glass into the middle of the bread. Cut out a hole in the bread that is the size of the glass rim. Take that round piece of bread out and put it to the side. The square of bread that you have left will be ‘the hole’ part of your Toad-in-the-Hole.
Put your skillet on the stove top and put the rest of the butter in the skillet. Turn the heat up to medium and wait for the butter to melt. When the butter has melted, put your square of bread (the hole) in the skillet, let it brown and then flip it over to the other side so it can also brown.
The Toad Part:
Crack your egg open and drop it into the center of the hole and let it fry. Sprinkle a dash of salt on the top and let it cook for 2 minutes then flip it over for 1 minute to cook the other side of the egg. The yolk should be whole and smack dab in the center of the bread.
Remove it from the heat and put it on a plate. Ta da! Your first Toad-in-the-Hole. We don’t think it will be your last. Enjoy!