Toad in a Hole: Breakfast Sandwiches

Toad in a Hole is very different in the United States than in the United Kingdom. In the UK it usually involves sausages in some kind of egg or pancake like dish. In the US it is a slice of bread with a hold cut out in the center and fried with an egg in the center. We usually have breakfast for dinner at least once a week and the other day we had made an Aldi’s Grocery shop and had some treats on hand that my kids really wanted to use to make sandwiches with.

Verdict: These are so simple to make and you can change the meat and cheese to what you have on hand and what your family really likes. We made these with proscuitto, herbed goat cheese (for my daughter) and pepper jack cheese for my son. A slather of your favorite condiments and dinner is ready!

I served these with a side of fruit to complete the meal.

Toad in a Hole Sandwiches

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 8 slices good white bread or whole wheat
  • 8 large eggs
  • butter, softened
  • 6 oz. cheese (we have used herbed goat cheese, pepper jack, sharp cheddar, Swiss, etc.)
  • 8 oz sliced meat (we have used Prosciutto, Genoa salami, turkey, corned beef)
  • lettuce, tomato, and other toppings as desired


  1. Cut a hole with a glass or cookie cutter in the center of each slice of bread. Lightly butter the bread on one side.
  2. Place the buttered side down 2 slices of bread on a skillet over medium-high heat. Break one egg into the center of each hole of the bread.
  3. While egg is cooking lightly butter the un-buttered side of bread. When egg is set flip over to cook second side of bread and egg. You can add cheese at this point to one of the slices of bread (or both!) if you wish to make it melty.
  4. Once bread is toasted and egg is cooked to your liking remove from pan and top with choice of meat. Place slices into sandwich and salt and pepper as desired.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    Mmmmmm! So delicious! I love it! I love it this way the UK way is good too and in Ireland we make it the same way as the UK!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Ah! I didn’t know that. My daughter’s dance teacher just returned after 3 years of living in Limerick. She misses it already.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!


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