Sausage and onions go hand in hand, hot dogs with wonderful fried onions on top, sausages and onion gravy to name but a few. So to make our Toad in the hole more exciting we have added onions. It is amazing just adding them makes the hole a wonderful onion flavour, we love it here. There seem to be loads of batter recipe and lots use quite a lot of eggs, mine uses for regular gluten ‘hole’ just one egg and for gluten-free two eggs. I use lots of eggs here at Over a Cuppa so the choice of saving a couple of eggs for muffins or cakes is always a ‘yes’ for me.
Here is my very simple Toad in the hole with onions recipe and the gluten-free version too.
You will need:
115g of self-raising flour (if using gluten-free plain flour add 2 tsp on baking powder
1/2pt of milk
1 egg (or 2 if making gluten-free)
a little salt
A good grind of black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped is a nice addition or 1 tsp of mixed dry herbs (optional)
6-8 sausages (gluten/free sausages for g/f diet)
2 onions halved the cut into slices
Pre-heat oven to 190ºC
Place the sausages and sliced onions in a large oven-proof dish.
When oven is up to temperature pop them into the oven for 15 minutes or until just turning brown.
Whilst the sausage and onion is cooking, sieve your flour and baking powder if using for G/F into a large bowl.
Make a well in the middle and crack your egg into it, gradually add the milk whisking all of the time until you get a smooth batter. I use an electric whisk for this but by hand is fine.
Once the sausages have had their 15 minutes, take them out the oven and quickly add the batter and put straight back into the oven.
Cook for 25 minutes, or until your hole is a lovely brown and looks tempting.
Serve with steamed veg and gravy or also great with baked beans for a quick and easy meal.
Swap to make veggie with vegetarian sausages. Another lovely addition is left over stuffing balls, which is hugely popular here and makes it really filling.
Who knows why they call this toad in the hole? To me it neither looks like toads or holes!!!