Lindsey Crozier's Toad in the Hole

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Lindsey Crozier's toad in the hole with onion gravy recipe
Lindsey Crozier's toad in the hole with onion gravy recipe
  • Makes: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Goodtoknow reader Lindsey Crozier's Toad in the Hole recipe is delicious and easy version of the British classic dish toad in the hole. It makes toad in the hole quick to make, without compromising on taste. If you're wondering what to have as a side dish with your toad in the hole we always recommend a thick onion gravy and lots of fresh seasonal vegetables.


  • 4 good quality skin on sausages
  • 1tsp oil

For the batter:

  • 4oz 110g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Pepper and salt
  • ½ pint 280ml whole milk
  • Oil for cooking

For the onion gravy:

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 heaped tbsp gravy granules
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • ¾ pint (360ml) water
  • Pepper and salt
  • 1tbsp oil

You'll also need:

  • 4-holed Yorkshire pudding tin

See Lindsey's brilliant homemade burgers recipe


  1. Place the sausages in a frying pan and place on a moderate heat cook for about 5 mins and try to fry the sausages without colouring them too much. Take them out of a pan and place on some kitchen towel to drain the oil.
  2. For the batter: Sieve the plain flour into a bowl and add the pepper and salt.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the flour and break in the eggs, add half the milk and whisk carefully trying to remove all the lumps. As the batter blends together add the rest of the milk, place it in the fridge while the gravy is prepared.
  4. In a pan, place a couple of tbsp of oil and place over a moderate heat. Slice the onion and place in the pan, gently fry without colouring. Remove from the heat and add the beef stock cube, flour and gravy granules, stir together then gradually add the water, bit by bit, mixing all the time. When all the liquid is added, put back on a low heat and leave to cook stirring occasionally.
  5. Place ½tbsp of oil in each of the Yorkshire pudding holes in the tray and place two sausages in each, put them in the oven for 5 mins until the oil is sizzling.
  6. Take the batter from the fridge and give it another mix, take the pudding tray from the oven and pour in the batter trying not to cover the sausages.
  7. Place back in the oven for about 10 mins until the batter has risen around the sausages and taken on a golden brown colour.
  8. When cooked, remove the toad in the holes from the oven, place on a plate and pour the thick onion gravy over the top.

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