Ham & asparagus toad-in-the-hole

Ham & asparagus toad-in-the-hole

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Prep: 8 mins Cook: 22 mins


Serves 4
Try this twist on traditional toad-in-the-hole - sure to become a firm family favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal288
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.84g


  • 16 thick asparagus spears



    Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs



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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 150ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 tbsp chopped mixed herb, such as parsley, dill and oregano
  • 8 slices lean ham, halved


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Cook the asparagus spears in boiling salted water for 2 mins, drain and set aside on kitchen paper.

  2. Pour the oil into a 37cm x 26.5cm shallow roasting tin and place in the oven to heat up. Whisk the eggs, flour, milk and 150ml cold water together until smooth, or whizz in a food processor. Season and stir in the herbs.

  3. Wrap each asparagus spear in a piece of ham. Arrange them in the hot roasting tin and pour over the batter. Bake for 20 mins, or until risen and golden. Serve with a crunchy green salad.

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24th Jul, 2011
Used half the oil and added some low fat soft cheese to the batter. Also sprinkled some parmesan on for the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Kept it low fat and tasty.
17th Jul, 2011
Me and my partner thought this was yummy. I used chives, mint and parsley and I added so cheese to the yorkshire pudding mix. It was a simple quick and tasty supper. Only problem I found was that it was really hard to dish up... ended up looking a bit of a mess on the plate.
15th Jul, 2011
Mine also took a little longer than 20 mins. My sis and brother-in-law really rated it, I added a bit of grated parmesan at the end and thought that maybe the batter might benefit from a bit of grated cheese in it too.
15th Jul, 2011
Not bad but I don't think I will be making this again even though hubbie enjoyed it. Mine took quite a bit longer than 20 minutes in the oven.
14th Jul, 2011
Very nice. Made a quick dinner for a Tuesday evening, very quick and nice summer version of a favourite family meal.


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