Toad-in-the-hole with red onions & thyme batter

Toad-in-the-hole with red onions & thyme batter

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins - 40 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A low-fat version of a warming, comforting classic

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
293
protein
23g
carbs
36g
fat
7g
saturates
2g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
2.36g

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges, layers separated
  • 8 thick low-fat pork sausages
  • 1 tsp olive oil

For the batter

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 300ml skimmed milk
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaf
  • steamed carrots and cabbage, to serve

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan oven 180C. Tip the onions into a small shallow non-stick tin (about 23x30cm/ 9x12in). Arrange the sausages on top of the onions, then add the oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  2. While they are roasting, make the batter. Sift the flour into a bowl, drop the egg in to the centre and beat in the milk a little at a time until it makes a smooth batter. Stir in the mustard and thyme and season.
  3. Pour the batter quickly into the tin and return to the oven for 40 minutes until the batter is risen and golden. Serve with steamed carrots and cabbage.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2002

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dynamitegirl's picture

After trying another Toad-in-the-Hole recipe which was tasteless decided to give this one a go. I read the reviews first and decided to take the advice given by issyflewaway and put the batter in the fridge for 20 mins and also took on board what mercuryzelda suggested and used BP and only 200ml of the milk and it turned out great. Rose beautifully and wasn't at all soggy. I only had an 8x8 inch pyrex dish so I lightly greased the sides and found that. prevented any sticking round the edges. Also I turned the sausages before pouring on the batter. Everyone loved it so will definitely be using this recipe again

trudint's picture
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I used English Mustard and it was still delish!

kazkennedy's picture
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Having followed the recipe to the letter, have to say it was the worse toad in the hole we have ever had.......well, the flavors were nice, but the actual yorkshire pudding bit was just pure stodge....so soggy and heavy......would not make this again!!!

Jack Crump's picture

Really nice! will make again! ;)

Murfy's picture

The batter needs 2 eggs to make it rise.

chrislaney24's picture

fish

kerryloulou's picture
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Not sure what went wrong but batter didnt rise and was heavy. Onions under the sausages is a great idea. May give it one more try as other reviews suggest this is a better recipe than how mine turned out

new82day's picture
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Tasted yummy, I really liked the mustard and thyme flavours. However.... I am going to experiment with this one to see if I can make it even better. Next time I am going to try using a tin with a bigger surface area so the batter is a little more crisp, and an extra egg in the batter mix.

pkcoles's picture
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Excellent, whole family loved it

mikejackiepowell's picture

5stars for this recipe, sieving the flour males it light and fluffy and the thyme adds an extra dimension. This is now my defintive batter recipe

chrissiegilder's picture
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Really lovely. Tasted delicious and looked great too! Much easier than I thought it might be. Very impressed and I will definately be doing this dish again. Thank you.

afgilbert's picture
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I added an egg white to make the batter lighter. It was a nice variation on the traditional recipe made specially nice with fresh thyme from the garden.

mollymango's picture
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I thought that this was a tasty and filling dish. It had a lovely flavour but the only downside was the slightly soggy batter at the bottom of the dish, which is why I have given it 4* not 5*.

lilweez's picture
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Fiancee made this. Like others was a little soggy but didn't bother us at all as prefer it like that than crunchy! We loved it though and will definately have it again!

mercuryzelda's picture
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This was delicious. Only ended up using around 200 mL of milk though for the batter, and it was fine! Also added 1 tsp of baking powder to make the pudding fluffier.

rachi09's picture
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Loved this dish and can't believe how low in calories it is. found it really easy to make and would have again.

issyflewaway's picture
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Cooked for my family, and everyone cleaned their plates! I cut the red onions thinly so they weren't overly powerful. The thyme made the batter the best I'd ever eaten.
To stop the batter being soggy, make it up (minus herbs and mustard) before putting the sausages in, and then place the batter into the fridge for the twenty minutes whilst the sausages are roasting! :) Pour onto hot oil and no soggy bottom! :D
So yummy! Will be making again :)

shelleyt78's picture

This has to be the best toad in the hole ever!!!
Everone in our house demolished it within minutes, the batter is just so delicious! However I need to make two lots just for extra yorkshire pud! lovely, wholeheartedly reccommend!

jessss's picture
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it drops one star because it was soggy, i would have cooked for longer but the sausages were burning. next time once you take them out to pourbatter, turn the sausages around so both sides get to cook because the underneath of mine was hardly cooked!

menaceneddie's picture

I have tried this 3 times and each time most of the batter sticks to the pan. Its a shame because it tastes yummy.

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