The latest in a series of delicious British recipes that sound revolting.
- 1 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 lb. bangers (English sausage made with pork and breadcrumbs), or good quality pork or beef sausage links
Toad in the Hole is a quintessential British recipe: It’s delicious, but the name sounds revolting: Bubble & Squeak, Spotted Dick, Toad in the Hole. Don’t let the name scare you!
Making the Batter
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour with the salt and a pinch of pepper. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour the eggs, milk, and melted butter into the well and whisk into the flour until smooth. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.
Preheating the Dish
Preheat the oven to 425°. Coat the bottom and sides of an 8 x 12or 9 x 9 ceramic or metal casserole dish with vegetable oil. (Do not use a glass baking dish.) Put the empty dish on the bottom rack in the oven as it preheats.
Browning the Sausage
While the oven is coming to temperature, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet on medium high. Add the sausages and brown them on at least a couple sides.
Pull the rack with the dish out, put the sausages in, and pour the batter over everything.
Bake at 425° for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the batter is golden brown.