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Toad In A Hole

Toad In A Hole

If you have a weekend house, then you probably get weekend house guests.  Breakfast is often a leisurely affair with lots of catching up over bottomless cups of coffee.  This is a great recipe if for no other reason than it eliminates the staggering of serving individual plates of fried eggs or pancakes.  As hostess I am always the one who eats last and although I don’t mind that, the guests feel uncomfortable starting without me and end up with cold food.  So try this next time you have a house full of guests.  It has been called Toad in a Hole, Hen in a Nest, Eggs in a Basket and One-eyed Jack.


1 loaf of Italian bread

4 eggs

1/4 cup of half & half

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a serrated knife, cut 4 holes about 2 inches in diameter into the top of the loaf.  Insert the  knife into bread about 3/4 of the way into loaf, be careful not to cut through the bottom.  Carefully move the knife around to make a circle and use fingers to remove the cylinders of bread.  A larger loaf would allow for more eggs.

Crack an egg into each of the holes.  Top with a TBS of half  & half.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle 1 TBS of parmesan cheese on top of each egg.

Bake till whites set and yolk is still jiggly, about 10-15 minutes.  Serve immediately. 

This recipe is from the Pow Wow website.


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