Easy Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy
Easy Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy is a classic British comfort food, one pan dish. Pork sausages are baked with Yorkshire pudding batter that rises around the sausages turning brown and crispy. Almost a one pan meal.
This is a traditional Toad in the Hole recipe with one little addition, a little rosemary in the batter to enhance the flavor.
Toad in the hole is another British dish with a strange name and without a definitive story behind the name (see below). It is a typical dish from the North of England dating back to the 1700’s. Just like many old recipes, this dish was served in the poorer households using minimal and inexpensive ingredients.
Toad in the hole batter
The batter is the same as Yorkshire Pudding (similar to popovers) but I added fresh rosemary, which is not very traditional but adds great flavor to the batter.
Toad in the hole sausages
The best sausage to use are obviously British-style pork sausages but any sausages you like will work also.
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Gravy is a non-negotiable, in this case, a delicious onion gravy. The rest are a personal choice. I like peas, carrots and sometimes mashed potato.
There is not one clear story on this, but the most popular one is the look of the sausages poking through the batter looked like frogs or toads peering out from
It is also said that other meats instead of sausage were used like steak and lambs kidneys. Personally, I’m not sure the dish would be quite the same using something other than a good British banger.
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