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Toad in the Hole

Categories: Beef, Kid FriendlyPork, World Cuisine
Contributed by: Jacqueline&David

Toad in the Hole is loved by many Brits (especially children) for dinner. Of course it had nothing to do with real toads, but the English sausages (bangers) look like toads poking out of their hiding holes when baked in the Yorkshire pudding batter. We don't have proper English bangers in the states (b/c of mad cow disease) so you have to make do with American sausages. (Hence being in beef or pork category as I don't know which sausage you'll choose.) We also found a non-traditional 'toad': meatballs! You precook the meatballs and place in the batter instead of sausage. Don't forget to serve w/ gravy (beef-flavored.) 


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1cup milk
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
  • cooked sausages/sausage patties or meatballs


Using electric mixer (I use a simple small mixer that has the two small metal beaters attached,) mix together the flour, milk, salt and eggs until well blended and some bubbles form on surface. Let rest a half hour or longer. Place glass pie pan in cold oven and preheat oven to 425. When it's ready, put the butter in pan and put back in oven for it to melt briefly to coat bottom. Re-blend your batter again and very quickly take pie pan out of oven and pour batter into buttery pan then immediately lay cooked sausage pieces or cooked meatballs around the pan as fast a possible and place back in oven. Don't open oven door during baking. It will be done in 20-25 minutes. EASY!! Serve with beef gravy.