i should be mopping the floor: Baked Toads in a Hole

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baked Toads in a Hole

Thank you to Goldrich Eggs for inspiring such a yummy post!

Whether you call them toads in a hole or eggs in a hole, my baked version of this dish is perfect for Christmas morning...you can make multiple servings at once. This recipe for Baked Toads in a Hole is one of our favorites for sure.
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Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
 Traditionally, the English dish of Toads in a Hole is a sausage and Yorkshire pudding type of casserole. But, in our home {as in many other American homes}, Toads in a Hole is what we refer to as eggs cooked inside the cutouts of bread slices. I've been making this for as long as I can remember...it's my youngest son's favorite breakfast. I've found that, not only does baking this dish provide a way to make a lot more servings faster, it also produces a prettier finished product, if you will. Check out the recipe below.

Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
 We love ours Tex-Mex style...with cilantro, green onions, and sliced tomatoes.
If we're really feeling fun, we may serve it with avocado, too. Because...eggs and avocado. Need I say more?


Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
 I think the yolks in this dish are really stunning...mainly due to these Goldrich Eggs I used. Their yolks really are a pretty golden hue. They produced a show-stopper for me when I pulled these out of the oven the other morning. Oh, and if you're wondering...we eat the "toad hats", too. No need to waste a perfectly good toasted bread piece. Plus, it's awesome for sopping up the yolks if you soft-bake them like we do.


Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
To make them more festive for this time of the year, I set aside my usual biscuit cutter and pulled out one of my Christmas star cookie cutters to create my toads' holes. I thought about renaming them Toads in Stars. But, quite frankly, the more I said it, the dumber it sounded. Ahem.

Baked Toads in a Hole

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bread {the thicker the slice, the better!}
  • 1/2 stick salted butter, softened
  • 6 large Goldrich Eggs
  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper
  • optional toppings: avocado, cheese, salsa, pico de gallo 
Directions:
Spray a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with non-stick spray. Butter both sides of each bread slice. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the center of each slice of bread. I like to kind of work my cut outs in around the edges of the bread on the pan for baking {honestly, they kind of hang off the edge of the pan sometimes...but that's okay}. 
Bake in a 375-degree preheated oven for 7 minutes. Pull pan out of the oven and flip all of the bread {even the cutouts}.


Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
I usually set my cut outs aside as I slip my eggs into the bread.

Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
I break each egg into a custard cup and gently slip them into the bread's hole.

Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
Continue until each piece of bread has an egg "floating around" inside of it.
Place back in the oven {you can nestle the cutouts on the edges again}.
Bake for 9 minutes. If you prefer a firmer yolk, bake for 11 minutes.

Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
Remove from oven. Allow to sit for 3-4 minutes and the yolk will deepen in color. The Goldrich Eggs will come back to their beautiful golden color.
Serve with desired toppings and enjoy.

I love making these in the oven...so much easier than frying each one in the pan.
They're so yummy and perfect for Christmas breakfast or brunch. 

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Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.
Have you ever had a version of this dish?
How do you like yours?




Baked Toads in a Hole {you may call them Baked Eggs in a Hole} | A baked twist on a classic breakfast: easier and less messy to prepare this way.




25 comments:

  1. That sounds like a perfect breakfast. I want to make these tomorrow now.

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  2. OMGGGG, I love these! We are egg lovers in my home so we will definitely be trying these.

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    1. If you are egg lovers--they will be a huge hit, I'm sure! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  3. That looks so good. My daughter refuses to eat eggs so maybe the star in the middle would entice her.

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    1. My kiddos have been known to be swayed by cool looking food! I hope it works!

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  4. Very cool idea! I love that you can make a bunch at once. I love breakfast; and new stuff always appeals to me. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Debi! It's a great recipe to have on hand when you have guests!

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  5. I love it! I want to try it this weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I hope you enjoy them!

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  6. These sound delicious! Love the stars!

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  7. This looks awesome! I love the star cutouts and how you used the star in your presentation. So cute!

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  8. I've never tried anything like this. The presentation alone is mouthwatering.

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    1. It is delicious, Liz! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  9. Funny story- when I was a kid, the only way I would eat eggs was "hen in a nest" and I loooooved them. I have never tried them baked! I will totally try it and looooove that you make it as a star cutouts! Cute!

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    1. Lol! That is so cute! These are great, and the kiddos love them because of the fun shapes!

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  10. That is SO up my alley...Adding this to my must make breakfast list!

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    1. You will LOVE them! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  11. Oh my gosh this is so fun and delicious too. I like easy ways to spice up traditional favorites.

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  12. YUM!!!! That looks like my kind of breakfast!

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    1. They are delish, Cailtin! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  13. Hello cute lady! I bet these little gems made a lot of people happy! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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