Use a cookie cutter to cut a hole in the middle of the bread. Use any cookie cutter that you like. Have fun with a silly shape or stick to a traditional circle. Be certain that the cookie cutter doesn’t cut into the crust of the bread or the egg will leak out.
Crack one egg into a small bowl. Cracking the egg into a bowl, and not directly into the pan, is a little trick that ensures you don’t get any broken egg shells in your finished dish.
Melt butter in a small skillet, over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, place the bread into the pan. Let the bread toast for a moment.
Pour the egg into the open space in the bread. Be careful not to break the yolk. Let the egg cook until it changes from being transluscent to opaque. If you like your eggs “sunny side up” then serve your egg now.
If you prefer your eggs “over easy”, flip the toast and egg over, continue to cook for another 30 seconds.
Transfer the toad in the hole to the plate. Serve topped with shredded cheese, chopped bacon or siracha.