October 26, 2022

Cheap, tasty, toad in the hole

I often have to make my toad in the hole with only 4 sausages. This is to save money but also to reduce the amount of meat we eat for health reasons. I therefore enhance my flavours in other ways by adding herbs and caramelised onion.  This recipe makes enough for 3 to 4 people



4 fresh eggs, measured in a jug

Equal quantity of milk to eggs

Equal amount of flour to eggs

Teaspoon of mixed herbs

Pinch of salt.


I red onion, sliced

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp sugar


4 sausages

Oil for cooking.


  1. Mix the eggs, milk, herbs, salt and flour together with a stick blender or electric whisk to incorporate as much air into it as possible. Mix for 5 mins. Put to one side for at least half an hour, linger if possible.
  2. Saute the in the onion in a little oil, add the sugar and let it melt and stir and then add the red wine vinegar. Keep stirring on a low heat, the pan will go brown and so keep incorporating the brown into the onion as this is what gives it extra taste. Place to one side.
  3. Brown the sausages in a little oil in a frying pan.
  4. Put some oil in the bottom of the tin and heat up in the oven or air fryer.
  5. Chop the sausages up and distribute them evenly in the bottom of the tin. Dot the onion in between the sausages.  Pour on the batter after giving it a quick mix.
  6. Cook in the oven at 200⁰C for about 20 mins or bake in the air fryer for about 14 mins, or until golden brown.

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