Easy Toad in the Hole or is it Sausage Toad?
Whatevs it’s super!
There’s nothing nicer than a perfectly simple & Easy Toad in the Hole or is it Sausage Toad?
Whatever you like to call it is flipping lovely.
I simply love it, it’s a massive family favourite
When should I serve Toad in the hole?
I really do think this dinner rivals a Sunday Roast if I’m honest – so I often make it for lunch on a busy Sunday
As it only takes an hour start to finish it’s also a really good midweek meal too
It’s such a comfort meal and to be honest is there ever not a good time to serve Sausage Toad?
Easy Toad in the Hole is so tasty – a true classic!
For me it’s all about the quality of the sausages and the rise of the pudding.
I make sure I use the best sausages I can buy and with as high a meat content as possible.
For this recipe I used big juicy pork sausages! Delightful!
The Lincolnshire or Cumberland sausages are great too as those herbs add even more flavour.
The ones that are my fave are the pork and leek type, yum!!
I also like any sausages that are stuffed with herbs too, anyway that’s personal preference, just choose your favourites!
Toad or is that Hole is seen as being quite tricky?
However if you follow this recipe I promise you it will be a success.
Both deliciously soft and pudding like with a lovely crunchy top and sides at the same time! (my fave bit)
It’ll become a family favourite
I’m sure, you can make it ‘so’ special using good quality sausages, so good in fact I think it rivals a Sunday Roast.
Yes really I do, controversial I realise !
How to Make this Easy Toad in the Hole Recipe?
So here goes ……
Preparation of your Toad
I add red onions and rosemary for that aromatic hit!
I add them to the baking tin with the sausages and some rosemary leaves and a slug of sunflower oil (try not to use Olive Oil as sunflower oil gets much hotter – and this is what you need 🙂 )
Toad in the Hole batter (hole)
Make your batter (it’s basically Yorkshire pudding batter) and add to the dish when the fat is smoking hot!)
See below recipe card for full details
Pop back in the hot oven and watch the magic happen
DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR – else your batter mix will drop / collapse – and that would never do 🙂
Easy Toad in the Hole – the best!
Oh my, just look at it 🙂
Try this Easy Toad in the Hole and (please) let me know how you go in the comments below…
I love getting your comments
Top Tips when making your Toad in the hole
- Make sure your oven is at temperature – hot! Before you put your Toad in the hole in the oven
- Always par-cook your sauces first
- Do NOT open the oven door whilst your toad is cooking – this will result in your batter deflating
- Make sure you use plenty of oil in your tin properly – toad does tend to stick a little (yummy crusty bits)
- Try and use a tin as it will heat better than a ceramic dish (and you need heat for the rise!!)
- But the best sausages you can afford. I love the Pork & leak ones, or the Lincolnshire or Cumberland ones. They just give so much extra flavour
What to serve with Toad in the Hole
I like to serve it with mash or roast potatoes and green beans
Then make yourself a large pan of onion gravy and get stuck in!
I love it with mash and loads of vegetables – so very very good!
Some people love it with baked beans too – this is also very delicious
Can I freeze my Toad in the Hole?
To be honest I wouldn’t – it’s usually all gone in the house anyway and never any leftovers
But my advise is, if there is leftovers – then pop it in the fridge in an airtight container for maximum 2 days
Then reheat on a baking tray at 200C for minimum 15 minutes, make sure it’s piping hot before you serve
In my humble opinion I suggest you never reheat in the microwave as the hole will be soggy and possibly chewy – yuk
Vegetarian Toad in the Hole
This dish is so easy to make vegetarian – simply use meat free sausages and you’re all set
Gluten Free Toad In the Hole?
And if you use Gluten Free Flour and gluten free sausages then again you’re all set
Other sausage Recipes
And if you love sausages I have loads of sausage recipes, maybe you’d like this Honey and Herb Sausage Bake
All baked in one tray – we do love a traybake at Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey!
If you use the SEARCH box and type in sausages……
and wonderful sausage recipes will appear before your very eyes!
Easy Toad in the Hole
- 6 Pork sausages - good quality!
- 2 tbsp Sunflower oil or if you really want to??? Lard
- A few sprigs of rosemary a few sprigs of fresh thyme
- Salt & black pepper
- 1 Red Onion thinly sliced into rings
- Batter Mix
- 125 g plain flour
- 3 medium free-range eggs
- 300 ml milk I use semi-skimmed
- Salt & black pepper
- Preheat the oven to high - 240C / Gas 475F / Gas9
- First Make the batter - Put the flour into a bowl and add the salt & pepper, then add the 3 eggs, using a whisk mix to a smooth paste
- Then slowly add the milk, mix well and pop this batter in the fridge (you can make this much earlier and leave in the fridge if it helps)
- In a tin mine was 10'x 8' can be a little larger if you want - add some Sunflower oil good glug so the bottom of tin is covered (or add a lump of lard?) , the sliced red onion, some sprigs of rosemary and some thyme leaves (but you will have to take the rosemary sprigs out after cooking as they are very woody - so leave them in large sprigs, this and the Thyme add an amazingly flavour to the Yorkshire Pudding) Salt & Pepper and then the sausages.
- Put the tin on a baking tray and pop in the oven - Cook for 10-15 minutes until sausages are light golden brown and the fat is spitting hot!
- At this point the fat should be almost smoking. Carefully whilst the tin is still in the oven pour in the batter mix, BE VERY CAREFUL - it will be VERY hot- it will spit and sizzle.
- Shut the oven door and do not open for at least 20 minutes
- Check after 20 minutes (watch the steam in the oven - it sticks your mascara together 🙂 ) and then continue to bake for a further 10-15 minutes depending on how crispy/soft you like you're Toad in the Hole
- Serve with mash and green veggies or just on its own with onion gravy - oh its my FAVE!