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Eggs In The Toronto Basket

AlianaIharosi Aug 25, 2006 02:48 PM

Alright, lame subject line, but it caught your eye! :P

Anyway, I'm looking for a place where they serve those English style Eggs in the Basket here in Toronto.

They cut a hole in the middle of the toast and serve the egg inside and I think, though I could be wrong, it's fried in bacon fat.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a better description:

Oh! And at this link, there's even a picture:

Where in Toronto can I find a restaurant with this on the breakfast menu???

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    hungryabbey RE: AlianaIharosi Aug 25, 2006 04:18 PM

    Yah I think some people call it 'toad in a hole' or something like that. haha, there are lots of places that serve this.. one that I know for sure is 'eggspectation'. Now, i just know they do it, but dont take it as a recomendation, I've never been there, and it IS a chain, so dont expect anything gourmet.

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      AlianaIharosi RE: hungryabbey Aug 26, 2006 02:27 AM

      I checked out their online menu, but it mentions the bagel version... which isn't quite the same.
      I was looking for the bread/toast and egg version.
      Though their menu does look delicious!

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      bbbradk RE: AlianaIharosi Aug 25, 2006 06:28 PM

      over easy (I think thats the name) on Bloor serves a version of that using a Montreal bagel

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        AlianaIharosi RE: bbbradk Aug 26, 2006 02:31 AM

        Well I asked my boyfriend, but he said the bagel is different from the toast version, lol, so I'm guessing he's just going to be difficult and hold out for the real thing.

        I haven't tried it myself, that's why I want to find it.

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        j2brady RE: AlianaIharosi Aug 26, 2006 02:09 PM

        Ha ha..It is so funny (to me anyway) that other people know about this dish. Growing up my gran made it for me and I thought it was some big (very delish) family secret.

        I just call them egg in a hole since didn't know it had a fancier sounding name.

        I have never come across a resto in TO serving these. I am sure however, most greasy spoons could do it up for you if you asked.

        I amke them at home now and just pop a hole out of the middle of toast with a drinking glass...nothing beats fried bread!


        1. Leslieville RE: AlianaIharosi Aug 26, 2006 06:01 PM

          Toad in the Hole is not the same thing as Egg in a Basket. The former is sausages done in a Yorkshire pudding batter and then baked in the oven It's considered more of a lunch or evening meal than a breakfast dish, probably because of the work involved.

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            hungryabbey RE: Leslieville Aug 26, 2006 10:56 PM

            hmm i didnt know. learned
            something new today , thanks ! :)

          2. AlianaIharosi RE: AlianaIharosi Aug 26, 2006 11:08 PM

            Aw, c'mon, this isn't good. It's like the Where's Waldo of the egg kind. :(
            Except even more difficult! lol
            I must find zee egg!

            1. AlianaIharosi RE: AlianaIharosi Sep 11, 2006 10:59 PM

              I'm so depressed that there is no place in Toronto where I can find these fried eggs.

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                bestandworst RE: AlianaIharosi Sep 12, 2006 02:12 AM

                I know Bar One on Queen W has a Toad in the Hole item, but I have never ordered it to know if it is fried the way you want.

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                  Apple RE: bestandworst Sep 12, 2006 02:44 AM

                  I have had the bar one toad in the hole & boy is it yum. They offer many variations of it & they serve it will a spicy "hollandaise" more like mayo. nevertheless - it is slightly refined and quite divine. And do order the coffee, it cures anything that ails you for the night before...

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                  arugula RE: AlianaIharosi Sep 12, 2006 02:21 AM

                  Aren't these toast soldiers? You cut out a hole in bread in whicy you fry eggs, and then then dip the left over bread into the yokes? I highly recommend the toast soldiers at Easy, on the south side of the street on the last block of queen west. Come to think of it, I recommend almost everything on their menu.

                  I think, however, it's something best done at home, where you can have the runny yoke extra hot.

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                    AlianaIharosi RE: arugula Mar 25, 2007 05:07 PM

                    THANK YOU! Toast Soldiers that is IT! :D

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