A tasty warming dish – perfect for a mid-week dinner.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes
    • British

    Toad in the Hole with onion gravy

    Recipe Information

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    8 Specially Selected Pork Sausages

    4 Large Eggs

    140g Plain Flour

    300ml Semi Skimmed Milk

    50ml Vegetable Oil

    300g Red Onions

    60g Salted Butter

    2 Beef Stock Cubes

    10g Tomato Purée

    10ml Soy Sauce

    10ml Worcestershire Sauce

    500ml Water

    Sprig of fresh Thyme

    ½ tsp Paprika

    Sea Salt and White Pepper


    1 metal roasting dish, approx. 25 x 35cm


    Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7.

    Sift the flour into a bowl. Whisk the eggs with the milk in another bowl with a little salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour. Add the milk and egg mix, slowly bringing in the flour, until you have a smooth batter.

    Put the sausages into the metal baking tin with the oil and cook for 15 minutes. Then pour over the batter and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

    Meanwhile, make the gravy. Peel, halve and slice the onions. Melt the butter in a frying pan and sauté them for 5 minutes. Then add the water, thyme, paprika, tomato purée, soy and Worcestershire sauces. Crumble over the stock cubes and season with some white pepper. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened, then remove the thyme.

    Serve alongside the toad in the hole.

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