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Posted: 1/26/2002 7:30:51 AM EDT
When camping, you take a piece of bread, cut out a hole in the middle, throw it into a frying pan, crack an egg and drop the contents into the whole in the bread. Cook the toast with the egg inside it on both sides, as well as make a small piece of toast with the center cutout from the bread? Hmmm? What do you call such a concoction? My grandmother (who grew up in West Texas in the early 1900s) called it a 'Boy Scout egg.' My mother (who grew up in Louisiana in the 1930s) called it 'toad in the hole.' I just heard someone refer to it as 'egg in a basket.' Have you ever done this while camping or at home, and what do you call it? I call it 'toad in the hole' not only because that's what my mother called them, but because that's what Mama Joad called them in 'The Grapes of Wrath': Ma: How much money we got Pa? Pa: About a dollar ten. Ma: Good. We can buy some eggs and bread and make toad in the holes. Eric The(AWholeLottaTimeOnMyHands)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:33:15 AM EDT
I don't know, but I do know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow. k(don'tyouowemesomething?)baker [:D]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:33:49 AM EDT
In South Alabama I don't remember a name being used but we did eat the concoction.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:42:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:47:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: I just heard someone refer to it as 'egg in a basket.' Eric The(AWholeLottaTimeOnMyHands)Hun[>]:)]
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This is the current description and probably more politically correct - no amphibians involved ! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:49:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:49:11 AM EDT
Eggs With Hats, of course.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 8:31:41 AM EDT
Boy Scout Egg. My mom used to make them all the time, she still asks my brother and I if we want have a boy scout breakfast when we visit! Toad in a hole? Isn't that the banned "Special" Muppets episode? [:I] [:P]
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Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:07:53 AM EDT
My boss and his wife call them "One-eyed jacks", but they are from Boston.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:22:16 AM EDT
My mother-in-law calls em Bullseye eggs!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:23:59 AM EDT
Every single one of those names sounds like a sex act I would shower and scrub hard after performing.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:46:06 AM EDT
Amazing how many different names there are for the same breakfast item! But I still think that Mama Joad's mention of them in 'The Grapes of Wrath' is the ultimate authoritative source of the name 'toad in the hole.' Not to mention that its the same as my mother used! BTW, my mother's uncle, Judge Val Stentz, was the longest sitting Judge in Louisiana history, being the City Judge of New Orleans from 1908 until 1948. In 1943, he performed the marriage ceremony for John Steinbeck (the author of 'The Grapes of Wrath') and his second wife, Gewndolyn Conger, a Hollywood singer, at his office in the present day Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Building in the French Quarter. So maybe that's why Mama and her family called them 'toads in the hole'! Eric The(NeverTooBusyToDropNames)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:05:55 AM EDT
I just tried for the first time ever. Simple, yet satisfying. I call it delicious. Thanks Mr. Hun!! T
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:14:02 AM EDT
when I was in boy scouts we called them “jamboree eggs”. Never called them boy scout eggs. mmm... should make some for breakfast tomorrow :)
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:14:03 AM EDT
I hate chinese toast. GG
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:17:08 AM EDT
Holy Crap I must lead a sheltered life! I was a Boy Scout, made Eagle and all. And this is the first I've ever heard of this. Where've I been? [BD]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:18:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Spearweasel: Every single one of those names sounds like a sex act I would shower and scrub hard after performing.
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But you'd still perform. Just wanted to make that point. Don't really know why.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:28:27 AM EDT
Post from toaster -
I just tried for the first time ever. Simple, yet satisfying. I call it delicious.
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Yes, they are! Not to depart too far from Mama Joad's Toad in the Hole original recipe, but I always use (1) real butter and (2) just a bit of seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper, just to kick it up a notch! Hmmm, I think I'll make some for lunch.... Eric The(Hungry)Hun[>]:)]
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Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:02:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster: I just tried for the first time ever. Simple, yet satisfying. I call it delicious. Thanks Mr. Hun!! T
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You didn't put it in the [i]toaster[/i] I hope.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:09:24 AM EDT
Do you butter the bread first?
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:13:44 AM EDT
Okay you guys. I had just finished a good sized lunch before I read this thread for the first time. But after posting and watching the thread, I decided I would forget about it by supper time. You guessed it. I just went to the kitchen and whipped one out. Damn. If I had just eaten lunch I would have made 2 or 3 more. I've got some left-over soup in the 'fridge. Think I know what's for supper tonight. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:14:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:15:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Spearweasel: Every single one of those names sounds like a sex act I would shower and scrub hard after performing.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that!
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:18:42 AM EDT
Post from KBaker -
Do you butter the bread first?
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I butter the bread first, just so it will be easy to flip the toast at the right moment! It also helps when you're frying the little circle of bread that you cut out to make the hole, to use a bit of butter! Geez, I need to make some more! Eric The(CaloricallyEmbarrassed)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 1:01:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: You didn't put it in the [i]toaster[/i] I hope.
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Took ya long enough Mr. Smartass.[:D] And no, I didn't put it in my toaster.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 1:08:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By toaster:
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: You didn't put it in the [i]toaster[/i] I hope.
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Took ya long enough Mr. Smartass.[:D] And no, I didn't put it in my toaster.
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Less than an hour, and about 30 seconds after I read your post. [;D] I'll try harder next time.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 2:25:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker:
Originally Posted By Spearweasel: Every single one of those names sounds like a sex act I would shower and scrub hard after performing.
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But you'd still perform. Just wanted to make that point. Don't really know why.
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Of course I would, for the right girl. [sex][shock][spank][sex][smoke]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 2:32:05 PM EDT
We call it a "Bird in a Nest".
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 3:46:49 PM EDT
You left out one important detail! For the best flavor, ya gotta use a cast iron skillet! Why? Well, just 'cause that's how it is. My momma always made 'em that way and momma is always right, ask any good son! Damn! I know there's only one egg in the fridge and three people in the house, that isn't going to work at all! Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 5:25:49 PM EDT
I call it yummy and I'm hungry! Got eggs=check,bread=check,skillet=check,cold Pepsi to wash it all down with=check...yup its going tobe yummy alright...
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:52:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: my mother's uncle, Judge Val Stentz, was the longest sitting Judge in Louisiana history, being the City Judge of New Orleans from 1908 until 1948. In 1943, he performed the marriage ceremony for John Steinbeck (the author of 'The Grapes of Wrath') and his second wife, Gewndolyn Conger, a Hollywood singer
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Eric, no disrespect intended to your granduncle, but that's not something I'd be bragging about seeing that Steinbeck was such a pinko-commie, subversive, anti-American, self-described socialist. [;D]
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:02:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:12:28 PM EDT
Mole-in-a-hole.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:22:05 PM EDT
I've been fighting this thread all damn day and now it looks as if I've lost. BTW: Jamboree eggs
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:40:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:45:35 PM EDT
Add a couple shakes of salt, fresh ground pepper, and some tobasco sauce... MMMM.. Serious grub..[:)]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 4:51:27 AM EDT
Post from The_Macallan -
Eric, no disrespect intended to your granduncle, but that's not something I'd be bragging about seeing that Steinbeck was such a pinko-commie, subversive, anti-American, self-described socialist.
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Hey, I said he performed the ceremony - he didn't 'marry' John Steinbeck![:D] But you're right as rain on the other! [b]So, who's going to have [size=3] toad-in-the-hole, Boy Scout, Jamboree, Boxed, Bird in the Nest, Egg in a Basket, One-Eyed Gypsie, Mole-in-a-hole, Egg in a Nest, Frog in a hole, Bullseye, Egg with a hat, Framed, One-eyed Jack eggs[/size=3] this morning?[/b] Eric The(What'sForBreakfast,Granddaddy?)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 4:58:31 AM EDT
Thanks for bring this up to the top Eric. I hadn't seen it yet and thought it sounded good so I ran into the kitchen and.......no bread [:(]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 6:39:28 AM EDT
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Thanks for bring this up to the top Eric. I hadn't seen it yet and thought it sounded good so I ran into the kitchen and.......no bread
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Sorry, Ponyboy! But what are you gonna call this concoction once you get back from the store with the bread? Eric The(Gustatory)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 6:46:45 AM EDT
It's actually called, "Eggs-in-a-Frame." FITTER out
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 6:49:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Post from Ponyboy -
Thanks for bring this up to the top Eric. I hadn't seen it yet and thought it sounded good so I ran into the kitchen and.......no bread
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Sorry, Ponyboy! But what are you gonna call this concoction once you get back from the store with the bread? Eric The(Gustatory)Hun[>]:)]
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I'm sending my wife to the store, so I guess I'll have them for lunch. I think I'll call them [b]Huncakes[/b]. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 6:56:00 AM EDT
Bless you, my [b]Ponyboy[/b]! You have brought tears to an old Hun's eyes. Eric The()Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 7:06:37 AM EDT
It's called A BIRD'S NEST.
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 7:13:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: When camping, you take a piece of bread, cut out a hole in the middle, throw it into a frying pan, crack an egg and drop the contents into the whole in the bread. Cook the toast with the egg inside it on both sides, as well as make a small piece of toast with the center cutout from the bread? Hmmm? What do you call such a concoction? My grandmother (who grew up in West Texas in the early 1900s) called it a 'Boy Scout egg.' My mother (who grew up in Louisiana in the 1930s) called it 'toad in the hole.' I just heard someone refer to it as 'egg in a basket.' Have you ever done this while camping or at home, and what do you call it? I call it 'toad in the hole' not only because that's what my mother called them, but because that's what Mama Joad called them in 'The Grapes of Wrath': Ma: How much money we got Pa? Pa: About a dollar ten. Ma: Good. We can buy some eggs and bread and make toad in the holes. Eric The(AWholeLottaTimeOnMyHands)Hun[>]:)]
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My uncle called an "eagle eye egg"
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 7:20:29 AM EDT
It's called a good waste of a piece of bread. [;)] - CD <- doesn't like eggs
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 7:35:58 AM EDT
Post from CamperDad -
- CD <- doesn't like eggs
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I'll have to admit - you had to be a pretty brave caveman to decide to eat the first egg! [b]'Scuse me, Erok, but where did you say that round white object came from?'[/b] 'A brave man was he who first ate an oyster!' - Ogden Nash Eric The(WouldThatHeAteTheWomanAndMarriedTheOyster­!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 8:06:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 8:34:31 AM EDT
"Liquid Chicken Patties"
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 7:38:04 PM EDT
Got up this morning to spend the day on a mountain. Trip got cancelled so I woke up my girlfried and asked her what she wanted for breakfast. Sleepy-eyed she said, "I dunno, eggs, toast and coffee?" So off I went! Brought back two Hun Cakes and she put some in her mouth and said, "what is this!?" "I've got to tell my mom about this!" "These are great, can you make some more for dinner tonight?" I couldn't believe she had never had them. BTW: They are listed as "Eggs in a nest" in 3 cookbooks I have.
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