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TOAD IN THE HOLE WITH ONION GRAVY

Introduction & method

Toad in the hole is a simple British dish of sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding batter. Served with onion gravy and peas, it makes a simple, tasty and cheap meal.

Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy Recipe

Make the Yorkshire pudding batter


In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt together, then add the eggs, one at a time and mix them in. Add half of the milk/water mix and stir well. Add more of the remaining liquid until the batter is the consistency of thick paint - you may have some liquid left over. Mix well and put in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes. Don't worry about lumps, they'll disappear.

Prep the sausages


Pre-heat your oven to 190°C (374°F) for a fan/convection oven, 210°C (410°F) for a conventional one, gas 7. Sauté the sausages in a little fat or oil to get them browned on one side only.

Assemble the Toad in the Hole


Add some fat or oil to the roasting tin and heat it on the stove until the fat is smoking.  If you are using a glass dish, smear the inside with fat or oil and heat it in the oven for a few minutes. Quickly pour in the Yorkshire pudding batter and arrange the sausages on top of it.

Bake the Toad in the Hole


Put the roasting tin in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Do not open the oven door while the toad is baking otherwise the batter may collapse.

Make the Onion Gravy


Peel and thinly slice the onion. Cut the slices in half. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat and gently fry the onions until they are caramelised but not burnt - this could take up to 30 minutes. When the onion is cooked, sift some flour over it and stir well. Keep on adding flour and stirring until the flour is all mixed in. Add the beef stock, stir well and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and keep warm until needed.

Serve the Toad in the Hole


Cut the toad into halves or quarters, pour over some onion gravy and serve with peas. Delicious!



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Ingredients & Info


BATTER
•  125 grams plain white flour
•  3 eggs
•  125 ml mixed milk & water
•  half a tsp salt
SAUSAGES
•  6-8 pork sausages
ONION GRAVY
•  1 medium onion
•  500 ml beef stock
•  2 tbsp plain white flour

PLUS
Beef dripping, lard or oil for sautéeing.

UNITS:
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Serve 2 -4
Prep time: 5 minutes. Resting time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 30 minutes.
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes.

Watch the video on YouTube