Toad in the Hole sometimes refers to a sausage covered in dough and cooked and sometimes to an egg cooked in the center of a bread slice. An egg cooked this way is also sometimes called a Hen in a Basket to differentiate it from the sausage dish. This is an easy dish for a child just learning to use the stove. The bread in this picture is gluten-free bread.
CUT OUT center of a slice of bread, using a 2-1/2 to 3-inch heart, round or other shape cutter; reserve cut-outs.
COAT large nonstick skillet lightly with oil.
TOAST bread slice and its cut-out on one side in skillet over medium-low heat until golden, about 5 minutes.
TURN bread pieces over.
BREAK AND SLIP an egg into center of the bread slice.
COVER pan and COOK SLOWLY until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5 to 6 minutes.
SEASON eggs with salt and pepper.