By Kelly Bogard

I can’t believe it’s already March! Little league and soccer are in full swing. And the kids are getting ready for spring break. Growing up, I used to love that weeklong break. It was a sign of things to come in the summer.

It was also the time that I got to start working in the kitchen. Simple recipes that my brother, sister and I could help prepare. And loved to eat! Back then, our favorite was scrambled eggs with toast and bacon. Now, it’s a combo of all three in one dish.

For Toad in a Hole, you will need…toad in a hole
1 slice of bread (I use seven-grain)
1 egg
2 slices bacon, chopped
1/4 c. cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste

This recipe is a simple, one dish meal. It’s a great way to introduce your kiddos to cooking and learning their way around the kitchen. And it’s a balanced breakfast to give them a satisfying start to their day.

Start by frying your bacon pieces in a large skillet. This is the only part that has to be done by an adult, just to keep the grease from popping on the kids.
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While the bacon is cooking, use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of the bread. We like to use heart cutters at our house.
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Pour off the excess bacon grease from the pan and place the pan back over medium heat. Center the bread in the pan to start toasting. Place the cut-out piece of the bread in the pan, too, so you can use it as a dipper for the cooked egg while eating.  Some people prefer their eggs more cooked so you add a little jelly for a touch of sweetness on that bit of toast. Crumble the bacon into the hole in the bread.
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Next, top the bacon with an egg and season with salt and pepper.
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Once the egg begins to set, carefully flip the bread and egg. This can be a bit tricky to flip without breaking the egg so be careful. As the other side of the bread begins to toast, sprinkle the grated cheese on the egg and continue cooking until the bread is toasted and the cheese melts.
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Repeat this process as needed to feed all those hungry mouths. I hope you parents out there get to spend a little time with your kids over spring break. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Toad in a Hole

Summary: Fun breakfast dish to get the kids in the kitchen

Ingredients

What's for breakfast? Toad in a Hole

  • 1 slice of bread (I use seven-grain)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 c. cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut the center out of your bread.
  • Remove excess grease from the pan and turn heat to medium.
  • Place the bread in the center of the pan and place the cut-out piece into the pan to toast as well.
  • Crumble the bacon into the hole in the bread.
  • Top with an egg and season with salt and pepper.
  • Once the egg begins to set, flip the bread and egg to cook the other side.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Cook until bread is toasted and the cheese has melted.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 1

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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