toad in the hole


  • [6] Dishes like toad in the hole appeared in print as early as 1762, where it was described as a “vulgar” name for a “small piece of beef baked in a large pudding”.

  • The first appearance of the word “hole” in the dish’s name, not counting Pigeons in a Hole found in the cookbook by Hannah Glasse, appeared in the 1900 publication Notes &
    Queries, which described the dish as a “batter-pudding with a hole in the middle containing meat”.

  • Name The dish with leftover meat was originally not called toad in the hole.

  • In the 1787 book A Provincial Glossary by Francis Grose, for example, “toad in a hole” was referred to as “meat boiled in a crust”, though a September 28, 1765 passage in
    The Newcastle Chronicle reads, “No, you shall lay on the common side of the world; like a toad in a hole that is bak’d for the Devil’s dinner”.

  • [10] This recipe was described as “English cooked-again stewed meat” (lesso rifatto all’inglese) or “toad in the Hole”, in the first book of modern Italian cuisine,[11] which
    stressed that meat was to be leftover from stews and re-cooked in batter.

  • [13] The term is sometimes used for “egg in the basket” (an egg fried in a hole of a slice of bread).


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Cloake, Felicity (15 February 2012). “How to cook perfect yorkshire puddings”. The Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
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Jump up to:a b c d Lavelle, Emma (20 June 2017). “How Toad-in-the-Hole Got Its Name”. culture trip. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
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Francatelli, Charles Elme (1862). A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes. ISBN 0-946014-15-9.
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(2009). A Visual History of Cookery. Black Dog. ISBN 978-1-906155-50-6.
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Barrett, Grant (17 November 2012). “Names for an Egg in Toast Dish”. A Way with Words, a fun radio show and podcast about language. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
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