Toad in the Hole

I served this Toad in the Hole with creamed potatoes and Onion Gravy.

White onion can be substituted for the red onion called for.

I have no idea why this is called Toad in the Hole as there are no toads involved, but who cares, it tastes great.  And who doesn’t love Yorkshire Pudding?!  This is a bit heavier than a traditional Yorkshire Pudding and the onion gravy is a good accompaniment.

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 premium pork sausages
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2/3 cups plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • slightly less than 1 cup milk

Sift flour and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs and a little milk and beat until smooth, gradually beat in the remaining milk to make a smooth batter. Leave to stand for 30 mins.

Preheat the oven to 425F.

Divide the oil, sausages and onions between four shallow ovenproof dishes or 1 large roasting tin and toss to mix. Bake for 5 mins.

Remove the sausages from the oven, turn them all over, then pour over the batter. Bake for 25-30mins or until the batter has risen and is crisp and golden.