Toad on Toast and Peppers & Cheese

I almost never cook any more except on weekends because I don’t get home until 6 pm on weeknights, and we can’t wait that late to start dinner.  But once in a while we have a weekend at home like this one and I cooked up a storm — pancakes for breakfast (big deal), tomato salad for lunch (gotta enjoy the last really good tomatoes of the season … the rest are looking more and more sickly in the garden), and heuvos rancheros for dinner.

This was the first time I actually made heuvos rancheros, and while they were not bad you can find lots of recipes for that online … hell, everyone seems to have their own version. I just heated up some “fresh” chipotle salsa from the grocery store, and fried some eggs, warmed some tortillas in the pan afterwards, and garnished with black beans.

The two interesting things I made were broiled peppers & cheese and Toad on Toast (the kiddie alternative to heuvos since my daughter is not a fan of Mexican).

The broiled peppers are pretty easy and for a cheese-based dish, could be worse… at least they aren’t fried or breaded, right?  My garden has been really struggling under the pre-apocalyptic weather we’ve been having, except for the peppers, which I have had a hard time keeping up with.  This year I had two mini-bell pepper plants and two anaheims and they are still flowering!  I’ve made these a bunch of times this summer.   Anyway the recipe is easy enough to give in a series of pictures.

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And done.  Put ’em on a plate.  Use the stalks to pick them up.  The trickiest part is figuring out the best way to cut them so that you get stalk on each half and they will lay flat.  This recipe probably accounts for why I never lose weight in the summer despite all the gardening and yard work.

The Toad on Toast I saw this week at work in a children’s book. (It’s a really cute book! Borrow it from your library!)  I can’t think of the real name of this dish but it is probably some kind of traditional English thing.  Basically you cut a hole in a piece of bread and cook an egg inside the hole.  I got my kid interested in trying it by telling her the story from the book and she really bought into the idea, especially since she can crack an egg.  So Riley helped out with this one.

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Oops. Flipped it to soon I guess. We’ll cook this side longer after the other side cooks.

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Maybe the pan is too hot.

Granted the Toad on Toast doesn’t look all that great but Riley was so excited to be able to help make it that she ate two!

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  1. These look delicious, and Riley is adorable!

    • Thanks!

  2. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while, and thanks for posting all the gaming info, stories, minis, etc.

    The real name for toad on toast is “eggies in a basket”. I was introduced to this through “V for Vendetta,” where they talk about this dish incessantly, due to the lack of eggs, and real butter. Hope this helped ^_^

    • Thanks, it does! And thanks for reading my blog! Sorry it took me so long to reply…

  3. I had a girlfriend once who called that a “Guy Kibbee Egg”, which is a name she got from her mother. I believe it’s also called “toad in the hole”, and was featured in the film “V For Vendetta”.

  4. I think I was your daughter’s age when I first learned that trick. So great! I hope it was delicious! 🙂


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