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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