Breakfast Casserole

The Whole Toad Breakfast Casserole is adapted from Tasty N Alder in Portland, Ore.

Today we’re making “The Whole Toad” from Portland’s Tasty & Alder restaurant, which is a baked eggs breakfast casserole recipe inspired by England’s “Toad in the Hole.”

This is a delicious breakfast or brunch recipe that you can prepare ahead of time, then pop in the oven in the morning for guests.

Toad in the Hole gets its funny name from making two “holes” into the bread pudding and nesting the eggs inside.

This delicious baked eggs recipe, called The Whole Toad, is perfect for a holiday morning.

The Whole Toad Breakfast Casserole

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Chef Jason Hill prepares the Whole Toad breakfast casserole from Portland's Tasty & Alder in this episode of "Chef Tips."
This is a delicious breakfast or brunch recipe that you can prepare ahead of time, then pop in the oven in the morning for guests. 
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Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Servings 2


  • 3-4 slices thick brioche bread cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (1 cup to soak the bread and 1/2 cup to simmer with the herbs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon or chervil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 3/4 cup gruyere cheese shredded


  • Soak the bread cubes in 1 cup heavy cream for about 20 minutes.
  • Simmer the 1/2 cup cream with the herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring, and the set aside.
  • Make two indents into the bread cube mix and crack two eggs in each hole. Drizzle with the herbed cream mixture.
  • Cover the eggs completely with the cheese and bake for 15-20 minute at 425 F. In the convection oven, it takes about 10-15 minutes. The consistency should be like Jello when you take it out, with the whites of the eggs cooked, but the yolks still runny.
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This recipe serves two. Double the recipe to serve more. Recipe Adapted from “Hello! My Name Is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland’s Tasty Restaurants” by John Gorham.
Keyword breakfast, eggs
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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