Toads in the Hole

Delicious meaty sausages cooked in the oven in a crispy batter.

What you need

8 good quality pork sausages
100 g flour
1 large egg
150 ml milk
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
vegetable oil (optional)


How it is done
  1. Heat oven to 220º C.
  2. Shift flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and crack the egg into the hole.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  4. Begin to whisk the egg into the flour, manually or with a hand blender at low speed.
  5. Add the liquid a little at a time. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
  6. Arrange the sausages in a roasting tin that can go over direct heat and place them into the oven.
  7. Cook 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove roasting tin from the oven and place it over medium heat.
  9. Add a little oil if the sausages have not released enough fat.
  10. When the fat is sizzling, pour the batter around the sausages.
  11. Return the roasting tin to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes more, until the sausages are done and the batter is crisp and browned.
  12. Serve toads in the hole straight away, very hot, with gravy.

Notes

For a lighter batter, substitute 150 ml whole milk with 100 ml semi-skimmed milk and 50 ml water.

This recipe should be enough for four people.