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Easy Toad In The Hole Recipe

Crispy batter encasing meaty sausages, along with a unique onion gravy to truly top it off. Easy to prepare and delicious, toad in the hole is the ideal quick lunch or dinner option.

Looking for a straightforward and delectable traditional English dish? The ideal remedy is toad in the hole! For a delicious one-dish meal, quickly prepare this recipe by baking sausage in a basic batter.

A traditional toad-in-the-hole is one of the most soothing foods for family dinners. All you need to make the dish is your preferred side vegetable. The fluffy Yorkshire pudding batter is served with substantial pork sausages, along with a large amount of thick onion sauce

It is so good, that you, and your family will want to prepare this toad-in-the-hole recipe over and over again.

Toad in the hole typically refers to an egg baked inside of a bread hole in United States. However, United Kingdom sausages are baked in what is essentially Yorkshire pudding.

In any event, this meal has a fun name, and kids love it just like its relative “pigs in a blanket.”


Easy Toad In The Hole Recipe

Cooking method: Baking
Recipe keys: EggOnionSausage
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
15 min 55 min - 70 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 437kcal
Best season: all
Easy Toad In The Hole Recipe
Easy to prepare and delicious, toad in the hole is the ideal quick lunch or dinner option.

A Little History Of  Toad In The Hole

Toad in the hole was not the original name for the meal with the remaining pork. For instance, “beef boiled in a crust” is how the phrase was described in the 1787 book A Provincial Glossary.

Outside of Pigeons in a Hole, which may be found in Hannah Glasse’s cookbook, the word “hole” first appeared in the 1900 edition of Notes & Queries. Which defined the dish as a “batter-pudding with a hole in the middle holding meat.”

Contrary to common misconception, there is no evidence that the meal has ever included toad. The name’s origin is unknown, however it could be a reference to how toads wait for their prey in their burrows by sticking their heads out of the ground, much like how sausages do with batter.


For the batter

For the toad

For the gravy


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C  (392°F).

  2. Make The Batter For The Toad In The Hole

    In a bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and flour. Beat until well combined.

  3. Place the sausages, onion slices, and oil in a baking dish that can be used in the oven.
    Roast for 15 minutes.

  4. After removing the dish from the oven, pour the batter over and around the sausages.

  5. Place the dish back in the oven and cook for an additional 35 minutes, or until the batter is golden on top and the sausages are thoroughly cooked.

  6. To prepare the gravy, fry the remaining onion in in a frying pan in oil for 5 minutes, or until golden.

  7. Add the flour and whisk while cooking until thickened. Stir in the mustard, and Worcestershire sauce then gradually add the stock.
    Stir until smooth, and is getting thicken to your liking.

  8. Toad in the hole is served with gravy on the side and/or pour over.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!