Toad in the Hole

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Toad in the Hole is a classic British meal which thankfully contains neither frogs nor potholes.


* 6 pork sausages
* 2 eggs
* 100g flour
* 50g butter/margerine, melted
* 100 mL water
* 50 mL milk
* a pinch of salt
* 1 onion
* ¾ teaspoon of sage
* a little oil


Preheat the oven to 200°C.

There are too many complicated recipes for batter out there. Try mine — it's easy! Pop the eggs, flour, butter, water, milk and salt into a blender. Blend. Set aside. You now have batter.

Fry the onion in the oil until transparent. Add sage and fry for a couple more minutes.

Arrange the sausages in a casserole dish and pour the batter over them. Pour the onion mixture on top.

Bake until the mixture has set (usually at least 40 minutes!). Serve plain, or with a rich gravy.


Wrap each sausage in a rasher of smoked bacon first!