Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ham and Cheese Toad in a Hole/Heart


It's Valentine's Week here at Curry and Comfort and I'm treating my family to all the "loveliest" treats I can think of this week.   I made these Toad in a Holes for breakfast for my kids and they loved it.  Of course I put my own little spin on this fun breakfast by making a ham and cheese sandwich first and then turning the traditional hole into a heart.  Hope you all are having a lovely Valentine's week as well... we're expecting more snow here in our parts so it's time to snuggle up now. :)

Eggs as needed
2 slices of bread for each toad in the whole (as needed)
slices of ham as needed
sliced or shredded cheese (your favorite kind)
mustard (yellow, spicy brown or Dijon)
butter as needed

Butter the outside of each slice of bread lightly.  Then apply your favorite mustard on the inside.  Layer a slice of ham and your favorite cheese.  Top with the other slice of bread (butter on the outside).

Use a heart shaped (or circle) cookie cutter and cut out your hole for the toad.  Carefully place cut out sandwich crust in a medium low frying pay and brown one side.  Then flip over carefully.  Now crack an egg into the hole and cover frying pan with a lid .  Cook until egg gets cooked your desired doneness.   Remember to brown the inside cut out hearts or circles as well.   Serve both the egg with bread and the cut outs together.  Enjoy.

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  1. How have I never thought to do this? It's a brilliant idea!

  2. How cute!! I love these too and you know they way you made it with the ham and cheese is quite similar to a croque madam. Happy Valentine's Day Ramona!:)

  3. How cute? I would swoon with one of these for breakfast. Love it!

  4. What a clever person you are and I'm sure everyone was singing your praises. These are too cute!

  5. That is gorgeous. Everyone's perfect Valentines Day breakfast :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Aww that's so adorable and thoughtful. I would say that's a great and cute valentines gift and one can see that it comes from the heart.

  7. Your family had another great week of treats. It would be so nice to live on your block!

  8. What I did to prevent him from seeing the results, I also cooked slices of bacon and then added them to the heart shaped bread along with the ham. Yummy.

  9. seems like a simple recipe, but I don't get it! it shows the sandwich with the heart cut out, but then it's just the crust with an egg in it in the final photo. where's the other crust piece and the ham and cheese that was between? confused. if the idea is to just discard that stuff to have a pretty heart egg then I don't like the wastefulness. or am I missing something?

    1. Lance, you can use the cut crust from the ham and cheese sandwich to make your toad in the hole. So there is no waste. I made several sandwich holes and a couple of plain toad in the holes. I just plated both options. The key is to not cut too close to the crust so the bread has some stability. Enjoy. :)

    2. ah that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying Ramona!


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