Toad In The Hole Recipe

Toad In The Hole is a really traditional British comfort food!

At it’s simplest, toad in the hole is a simple combination of sausages baked in batter but it can also have other ingredients added to ring the changes.

This recipe is our favourite, with just a couple of additions.

Onions add a lovely savoury note and a few herbs add lovely bright fragrance to the batter. Thyme works really well with the sausages as would sage or rosemary.

Luckily, toad in the hole is so easy to make! When you get used to making it, it’s so easy to just use tablespoon measurements and gauge how much liquid to add to get the correct consistency.

This recipe serves 2 and is delicious when served with a large portion of lovely roasted root vegetables. Cooking a tray of mixed root vegetables makes so much sense when the oven is on so it also helps to save fuel!

If you need to serve more people then it’s very easy to double up the ingredients and use a bigger tin.

Toad In The Hole Recipe

  • 2 free range eggs
  • 70g (2 heaped tablespoons) plain flour
  • 70ml whole milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 sausages
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • herbs of your choice, we used thyme

How To Make Toad In The Hole

Pre heat your oven to 220°c / 200°c fan / gas 7

For this recipe we used a 20cm x 24cm enamel roasting tin

Crack the 2 eggs into a large jug or small bowl and whisk them thoroughly together.

Add in the flour and whisk again to make a thick smooth batter.

Now add in the milk, you may want to do this is 2 stages so that you don’t get lumps forming, and whisk gently. When you have a lovely smooth batter, which should be about as thick as single cream, season with salt and pepper and add in your herbs.

Leave the batter to rest while you deal with the sausages and onions.

Pour the vegetable oil to your roasting tin and add the sliced onion, which should have the slices separated and spread all over the bottom of the tin. Nestle the sausages in amongst the onions and put into the oven to brown – this should only take 10-15 minutes.

Keep an eye on the onions as they my start to catch and burn around the edges so it’s a good idea to remove the tray from the oven halfway through and give the onions a bit of a stir.

When everything is looking nicely browned, remove the tin from the oven, stir up the onions again and turn the sausages so that the browned side is facing down. This will mean the sausages will brown on the other side when put back in the oven.

Quickly stir the batter and pour into the tin.

Place the tin back into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the batter is risen and a lovely golden brown. Whatever you do…do not open the oven door while it’s baking otherwise the batter will quickly deflate like a burst balloon…and there really isn’t a sadder sight when you eagerly anticipating digging into the lovely, crispy batter and juicy sausages!

When the toad in the hole is baked, serve quickly with roasted root veggies, mashed potatoes, lightly steamed greens or anything you fancy really – even baked beans can work!!

If you make and enjoy this recipe, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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