Umm, how about no? I know that in some parts of the world, frog legs are considered a delicacy but I am not THAT adventurous. Lucky for me (and people like me), toad in the hole has nothing to do with this particular animal.
In fact, it is a traditional dish prepared for breakfast in the UK. Toad in the hole is a very hearty breakfast dish comprised of sausages placed in Yorkshire pudding batter and served with gravy and eggs. Nothing to do with toads at all, right?
So how come the dish got to be called this peculiar name? As with many other monikers that we know of today, the origins of toad in the hole (the name) is not very concrete. The general consensus, however, is that the name came from the fact that the dish has an uncanny resemblance to a toad which is sticking its head out of a little hole. Though I am not quite sure that I see the resemblance, I do know that toad in the hole makes for good meal!
I have been trying to find a good and easy toad in the hole recipe to follow. There is no lack for recipes for this dish on the Internet, trust me. They are all over the place! However, I did find a rather authentic recipe over at Retro Food Recipes. This one is supposed to date back to the 1930s! If you are not in the UK, though, I don’t know if the particular brand of sausages will be available.