Kid food day 1: Toad-in-the-hole

Usually I plan meals with budget and health in mind, and I don't put my little boy's tastes as a highest priority. This week, Red Chief, it's your turn.

What are some of your kids' favorites?


Mini toad-in-the-hole
Adapted from What to Feed Your Toddler by Sara Lewis

3 links breakfast sausage
1/4 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon honey

Heat oven to 425° F. Cut sausages in half; divide between two greased jumbo muffin cups or small ramekins (about 2/3 cup capacity). Bake for about 5 minutes.

Whisk remaining ingredients together in small bowl. Pour over the hot sausage and quickly return to oven. Bake 15 minutes, until golden and beginning to brown.

Serves 2.


  1. This sounds good.

    I thought your toad in the hole would be the dish where you fry a piece of bread with a hole in it in butter, and then crack and cook an egg right in the hole. That's what my husband calls toad in the hole, and he loved them when he was a kid.

    Yours is more interesting. :)

  2. Oh those sound delish! You know I've heard of toad-in-the-hole, but never knew quite what it was... but now I do☺

    My kids like butterscotch biscuits (the recipe is in this post here: http://tomatosoupcake.blogspot.com/2010/02/biscuit-mix-basics.html ,) and these little baked egg casseroles: http://tomatosoupcake.blogspot.com/2010/01/warm-little-breakfast-for-cold-little.html

  3. I second Bethany - that's how I always knew toad-in-a-hole. I did make, however, egg boats once that *B* liked a lot. I made Bisquick biscuits, and half cooked them. I then pushed in the center, into boat form, and cracked an egg into them. I flipped them over into a skillet and cooked the eggs mostly through. They're close to biscuits and dippy eggs. Yum....

  4. I can't wait to try your toad in the hole. My kid's favorites are (luckily!) the easy meals I make when life gets a little hectic-oatmeal for breakfast, fried rice (with whatever's leftover in the fridge) for lunch, and saimin with fish cake, char siu, egg, and dim sum for dinner.
    Ms. Persuaded-your biscuit mix looks wonderful and I think I'll be making myself a container of that, too.

  5. @Bethany and @StrivingSimply, the egg dish is called "Egg-in-a-hole" or "-basket." With sausage, it is called "toad-in-a-hole." Different meals. It's even on Wikipedia.