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Aug 25, 2006 02:48 PM

Eggs In The Toronto Basket

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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  1. 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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    1. re: hungryabbey

      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!

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

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      1. re: bbbradk

        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.

      2. 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. 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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          1. re: Leslieville

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

          2. 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!