Toad In The Hole

Welcome to the Yourcounty toad in the hole recipe, a winter treat made with delicious vegetarian or free range pork sausage in freshly made batter accompanied with gravy. This is a recipe which is rarely made any longer in most British households, if you still make this dish or have a variation on the basic recipe we'd welcome your feedback. We hold over a hundred traditional and interesting recipes in our Kentish Food Directory.

Toad in the hole is basically just a batter mixture with sausages dropped into it here and there. At its best it is a very tasty dish, filling and usually well received by children. It's an easy meal to make, although its perfection takes some time. The secret to the success of Toad in the Hole is the quality of the sausages you use and what you surround the dish with. Combine the Toad with oven roasted tomatoes, steamed spinach and thick onion gravy for a hearty, complete meal. Kids will love Toad in the Hole served with creamy rough mash potatoes and baked beans. If you want to be particularly creative try making individual Toad portions in small dishes. Don't confuse toad in the hole with sausages served in large Yorkshire puddings, the two things are quite different.

We have heard about versions of this dish using other forms of meat, but very few reliable recipes can be found. We have heard about spam and faggots cooked in batter but neither dish sounds very inspiring. If you think different let us know. If you're a fan of vegetarian sausages you may be able to make a veggie toad in the hole successfully.

In those Kentish homes and restaurants where you can find the dish it is traditionally served with mash and gravy, braised cabbage and possibly beans, mustard and occasionally horseradish are the condiments that might be chosen.

Toad In The Hole Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
Suggested Cooking Time - 50 Minutes

A recipe from Patricia's cookbook

Ingredients: Serves 4

120g flour (sifted)
240g sausages
2 eggs
300mls milk
Pinch of salt
Large knob of butter

Cooking Instructions:

  1. To make the batter, put the sifted flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl and beat well until bubbles appear in the mixture. It is generally accepted that the results will be better if you can leave the batter mix to stand for about two hours. If you haven't got the time don't worry, it shouldn't make a huge difference.
  2. Take the sausages, brown them for about ten minutes at a high temperature in a heavy based frying pan.
  3. Heat the butter in an ovenproof dish or baking tin (as with all batters make sure the fat is hot before putting the batter into the dish or tin ), tip the mixture into an appropriate dish.
  4. Then drop the sausages in the batter.
  5. Cook on gas 220°C for 40 minutes.

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