Can I Make "Cheesy Baked Egg Toast"?
Updated: Mar 15
This simple breakfast/snack "Cheesy Baked Egg Toast" from totikky tikky's YouTube channel has >1 million views. It looked really easy and tasty, so I had to try it. It's a classic grilled cheese variation of toad-in-the-hole -- 2 delicious foods in 1! I wrote about this now because I think it's an easy thing to make for breakfast on New Year's Day if you're tired and it's easy to make every day.
Toad-in-the-hole is a fun thing to say, fun thing to cook, and fun thing to eat. :) The American "toad-in-a-hole" or "egg-in-the-hole" is a fried egg in toast. There are several other names for the same food (haha!): "It's earned a slew of monikers, from the strange to the provocative: bird's nest, egg-in-a-basket, the Popeye, the one-eyed jack, and in a confusing twist to Brits, a toad-in-a-hole." "The first official recipe of the American "toad-in-the-hole" was called "egg with a hat" in the Boston Cooking School Cookbook by Fannie Farmer in the 1890s." https://www.eater.com/2016/2/19/11056800/eggs-in-toast-egg-in-a-hole-basket
This is not to be confused the British "toad-in-the-hole" which is sausages in Yorkshire bread pudding (no eggs). "Despite popular belief, there is no record of the dish ever being made with toad. The origin of the name is unclear, but it may refer to the way toads wait for their prey in their burrows, making their heads visible in the earth, just like the sausages peep through the batter." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole
So you can kind of see why British "toad-in-the-hole" is called that. I didn't do too much research, but I couldn't figure out why Americans also call "egg-in-the-hole," "toad-in-the-hole", probably because it's fun to say. Funny enough, "bird's nest", one of the other names for "egg-in-the-hole" is also a Chinese noodle dish. Lots of the same names for very different dishes in International cuisine. Haha. :)
It's a really easy recipe. Basically, you just put a few things on the toast and put it in the oven and then eat. I didn't use exactly the same ingredients as in the video or do it exactly the same.
What I used:
- 1 piece of white bread
- 1 piece of Kraft American cheese
- 1 whole egg
- a little butter (~1/2 pat)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Left: You take 1 piece of bread and press down in the middle to form a little square compartment where your egg will go.
Center: You put some butter in the little compartment. You build a little wall of American cheese around your compartment.
Right: You put your egg inside.
Bake for ~10-12 min. or until egg is cooked to your liking.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! It is so easy and fun to make and it tastes so good! As I wrote above, it's a classic grilled cheese variation of toad-in-the-hole -- 2 delicious foods in 1!
It has quickly become one of my favorite breakfasts. It's an easy and fun hot breakfast to make. It's also pretty filling and only has ~200 calories, so you even need to eat some more stuff for breakfast.
I just made 1, but you could also make a bunch really easily for a brunch get-together.
Give it a try! We are good at this!