My mom made pretty much the same recipe when I was a kid and called it an 'egg in a nest'.
April 21, 2005 8:50 AM
HAHAHAHH, YEAH !!! Egg-in-a-hole! Butter, egg, bread? Nothing finer. Hot cast iron skillet and some sizzle. Hot sauce with a bit of ketchup and I'm ready for the day.
After the egg is nearly done, throw down a slice of ham, turn over and sizzle some more. Serve.
Dr. Biggles |
April 21, 2005 12:29 PM
Ooh, I like the ham idea! And lots of pepper and a fresh tomato slice on the side. It's making me HUNGRY...
Meg in Paris |
April 21, 2005 12:36 PM
According to a half-remembered cookbook I had as a girl, if you fry up the extra bit of bread (i.e., the hole) and serve it perched atop your egg-in-toast, you have Eggs with a Hat. They had the nerve to include this as a separate recipe from Eggs in a Hole. The audacity...
This dish was one of my earliest culinary skills, and it still makes a cheery breakfast, or a comforting dinner after a hard day.
April 21, 2005 5:13 PM
Elsa, I had never seen this done before and it amazed me with its simplicity. Maybe it was once popular and just fell out of style. Until a few years ago I ate but didn't cook so it could have eluded me easily.
Eggs with a hat is very Seussian. Half Green Eggs and Ham and half Cat in the Hat.
April 21, 2005 5:33 PM
I don't want to think about what the recipe is for Cat in the Ham.
April 21, 2005 8:08 PM
I like to use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the hole when making this for our anniversary or valentines day breakfast.
April 22, 2005 3:27 PM
Toad in a hole! It's clearly called toad in a hole! My mom makes it all the time. And yes, frying on a griddle is best.
Hooray for quick breakfasts - it takes barely longer than pouring cereal and milk.
October 17, 2005 11:03 PM
Jessica, it's interesting that you call this Toad in a Hole. In our family, it's made with sausages and Yorkshire pudding batter:
Meg in Paris |
October 18, 2005 6:41 AM
In Australia you can get a Toad in the hole just about anywhere that sells fried food, Never heard of Hole-y Toast though.
November 8, 2005 2:42 AM
If anyone sees this post.. I am currently researching this dish.. I have so far counted several names (all informal),, But not the original dish name... I would also like to find out from where this dish came from. (time period and location). As a kid it was refered to as Huevo al Hoya.. (egg in a hole). I once heard of the original name..started with a M. but can't remember it.. If you have any info or even other name varitions.. please email me.. anyone who writes me will get an email copy of my final research when completed.. THanks! Big Jay
BIG JAY |
February 10, 2006 3:10 PM
My husband makes this for our 5 & 2 yrs old sons excpet instead of toast he uses a pancake...our 5 yr old has named them "pan-eggs"
March 2, 2006 9:00 AM
Dude. This is a Winkie. we have been rockin this thing since 1969!
August 5, 2006 9:59 PM
I love this sandwich. My family calls it the Winkie!! My Father made it for us for the first time in 1969. It is awesome!!!!!
August 5, 2006 10:00 PM
I'm an Aussie, and we called it Frog-in-A-Log. So similar to toad in a hole, but catchier.
October 23, 2006 10:17 PM
The name is whatever your father called it the first time he made it. For us, a family full of boys, it was not toad in a hole, but "turd in a hole". And yes, we also had "S--- on a shingle". For my two sons it is the less crude "toad in a hole".
November 7, 2006 1:29 PM
ever seen the movie V for Vendetta they make this in the movie but I don't remember what they called it.
March 19, 2007 7:00 AM
In V for vendetta they call this eggy-in-a-basket. Very brittish country sound to it I think.
August 14, 2007 10:44 AM
My dad made this for me many years ago. I kept the tradition going. Egg in a hole !
January 15, 2008 11:46 AM
I make this, too.. But.. I don't flip mine. This is how I do it..
I heat a small skillet to medium high.
I cut a small hole in the center of the bread - you can use cookie cutters, for fun shapes..
I spray butter flavored cooking spray on both sides of the bread.
Add bread to skillet, let "toast" for about a minute.
Flip.. Add egg to hole.
Within 2-3 minutes, the egg is fully cooked, and both looks and tastes great! =)
July 26, 2008 12:15 PM
We Made this but one side of the family from Oklahoma and Texas called it a One-Eye'd-Jack .
However my Italian side of the family called it "Italian breakfast" and had a green chive oil or some green oil drizzled over it with crumbed prosciutto on top, but was made exactly as described on the recipe above
AND we also S.O.S which is the pleasant way of saying S*__ on a shingle.
February 16, 2009 3:25 PM
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