Pan Fried Toad in the Hole


By using less pork sausages, this recipe could easily be adapted for one person. Alternatively, chipolatas could be substituted instead.

Pan fried toad in the hole.
A completed panfried toad in the hole, with four pork sausages.

Serves 2 people

Serves 2

Cooking time: 1:45



The main ingredients.


If you are quick, you should be able to save time by making up the batter at the same time as you are frying the sausages and onion rings. Also, depending on how fast your grill heats up, you may want to set it off straight away as you prepare.

  1. Heat the oil in a medium sized frying pan (that is suitable to go under the grill later on). Fry the sausages and onion rings over a medium heat together for approximately 10 minutes. Keep them moving to brown them evenly as possible. Also use this time to make up the batter in the following step.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the egg into it. Use a hand whisk it to slowly whisk the egg and flour together, incorporating the flour bit by bit. Once the egg and flour are combined, add the milk and whisk that in, giving a smooth batter. Make sure you have stirred everything in from around the edge of the bowl. Season with salt and pepper as desired and finally whisk in the mixed herbs.
  3. When the sausages and onions are ready, increase the heat to maximum, giving the pan time to heat up to the new high-temperature. Pour the batter round the sausages and leave it for around 1-2 minutes.
  4. Transfer the pan to sit under the preheated grill, giving enough room for the batter to rise. Leave it cooking for around 6-10 minutes, to become crisp and brown. Be careful it doesn't burn. Serve immediately.

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Some of the main equipment used in this recipe.

This is an illustration of some of the main equipment that was used in this recipe. That includes the large saucepan, steamer, measuring jug, bowl and whisk, spatula, ovenproof dish and 2 ramekins.

Flour and sliced onions.

The flour and sliced onions prepared.

Sausages and onion rings in frying pan.

Sausages and onion rings in the preheated frying pan.

Flour added to bowl.

Shows the flour sifted into a mixing bowl.

Egg broken into well in flour.

This shows the egg has been broken into the well that is made in the flour, in preparation for whisking it together.

Completed batter.

This shows the completed batter. It should be smooth and lump free.

Sausages and onion rings fried.

This shows the onions and sausages having been fried for about 10 minutes. It is now time to add the batter.

With added batter.

This shows the batter poured round the sausages and onion. Leave it alone to cook for around 1-2 minutes.

Ready for transferring to grill.

After the batter has cooked for the required time, it is ready to transfer to the grill for final cooking.