Toad In The Holeumi – Fried Cheese With An Egg In It

This is a top little snack for those who are not into bread but miss that little eggy dream come true, sometimes called a Toad In The Hole, other times an Egg In The Basket, some freaks even call it a Popeye Egg.

Either way, this is a great little alternative that you can whip up at a moment’s notice, and is basically no mess no fuss.

Prep/cooking time: quicker than a schoolboy on prom night.



An egg


Haloumi and egg

What? You want more ingredients?

The Slice

Cut a slice of the cheese about equivalent to a piece of bread.

I recommend fairly thin, as haloumi can often have a lot of taste in it already which may overpower the snack.

Haloumi sliced like bread

The best thing since sliced bread

The Hole

Take a cookie cutter and plug out a hole in the cheese, or just cut one out with a Rambo knife.

Shot glass in haloumi

Use a shot glass if you're badass

Haloumi holed

Take that - Swiss cheese

The Fry

Dump some butter in the pan on medium heat.

Chuck in the cheese.


Haloumi in pan

I decided to cut an extra bit out to have a full moon and waxing moon cheese

Cook for a couple mins and flip out like a ninja.

Haloumi half cooked

Fried haloumi

The Toad

Pop the egg into the middle of the hole.

Flip after a couple mins, then leave for just long enough to cook the albumin (white) – about 30 secs – any longer than that and the yolk is overdone.

Haloumi frying with egg in it

Egg in the basket

The Result

Toad in the haloumi

Toad in the haloumi

Toad in the haloumi yolk smash


The Nutrition

Hey, it’s an egg and cheese.

Plenty of fat and protein, a good bit of cholesterol, and negligible carbs.


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4 thoughts on “Toad In The Holeumi – Fried Cheese With An Egg In It

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    Saw this on reddit and I have to say its a great idea!

    Over here in the uk toad in the hole is sausage cooked into yorkshire pudding so I was a little confused at first but it looks so tasty, Ill have to try get some square hallumi like yours!

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        Man, you asked the right person. We ulaulsy made this all the times for any occasions. Especially my sister sister’s inlaw or my cousins. Here it is: Egg roll wrapper from the asian store. Buy the small round or square shape ones. Indgredients: *Glass noodles (thin strands of noodles made of either rice and flour or another kind made of mung beans) they come in small packs and bundle up into a big pack consist of 5 or 6 small ones.*meat (ground pork, chicken, or beef) whatever you prefer*sweet onions, depending on how much you make(yellow preferrably)*green scallions or cilantro (a bunch)*black pepper*soy sauce*garlic*salt for your tasteMethod: Soak the glass noodles in hot water for half an hour, drain and cut the noodles with scissor to make them manageable/short. Add all the ingredients together and let it sit about 15/20 minutes to blend the flavor. Scoop a Tbsp of the mixture and put it on the edge of the wrapper and wrap it up. Heat up your oil until hot and fry them up. Before you start wrapping a bunch up, test a couple first to make sure the seasoning is just right, if so go ahead and make more. Ooh, that’s not all there is to it, the way we eat it is with the sweet and hot sauce. If you can make that with it, you won’t go back to eating the regular egg roll. MM,MMM.

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    Hi Caroline, first of all, thanks for your post! You are ofiaifclly the first person who isn’t friend or family to add your two cents, and for that you’re awesome! The Screaming Artichoke needs as many friends as it can get, it’s still such a small-fry.Secondly, as a vegetarian, I thankfully don’t have to deal with second rate calamari or bland pe2te9. That is not to say that all vegetarian food is wonderfully tasty, as I’m sure you’re aware that is often NOT the case. Mrs Sippy seems to have catered well for us veges so far, but I am going again tonight and shall sample a bit more of the fare. Hopefully I shall not encounter similar problems to that which you have experienced.You are right, nothing can really match the Sheaf from 10 years ago, but I think it’s cool there is a new and fun place to go in Double Bay, it really needs a lot of help in the way of a good makeover. All I can say is that I hope your predictions do not come true, and that Mrs Sippy is still thriving 6 months down the track. I guess only time will tell.Please keep visiting the site, all opinions and criticisms will be taken in stride, and please let me know if you have any feedback on the blog in general.Kitti.