A rustic frying pan with sausages in british toad in the hole

Our Toad in the Hole Recipe

Origin: United Kingdom

Type: Main Course

Main Flavours: Sausages, savoury

About Toad in the Hole

A classic British dish, which you can easily make vegetarian by substituting sausages with flavourful veggie alternatives. This dish is a great way to enjoy the essence of a traditional meal without the meat. This is also a great option if you’re looking for classic British comfort food without putting tonnes of effort into the whole roast. Toad in the Hole is basically made up of sausages (or veggie sausages) and Yorkshire puddings, but fear not, we promise it’s not as dull as it sounds!

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Toad in the Hole Recipe

Toad in the Hole Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • A dash of white pepper
  • 8 sausages (can be vegetarian or meat)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Toad in the Hole Instructions

Preheat the oven to 220°C. It’s important to make sure it gets this hot and stays that way so that the batter rises properly!

In a mixing bowl, add the salt and pepper to the flour, then add in the eggs and milk bit by bit until they are evenly incorporated. Cover and put in the fridge to rest while you prepare the sausages.

In a large, ovenproof dish, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. You can either heat the oil in the oven or on the stove, but make sure it is piping hot all the way through. Then add the sausages and cook until they are brown on both sides (but not fully cooked).

If you want to add any flavours to the toad in the hole, now is the time to do it. (Popular options include onions or thyme).

Pour the batter over the sausages, then immediately put the dish into the oven.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the batter has puffed up and turned brown and the sausages are cooked through. Whatever you do, don’t open the oven door whilst it’s cooking! Keeping a high temperature in the oven is essential for getting the batter to rise.

Serve your toad in the hole, hot from the oven, with roast veggies and gravy. 

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