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Toad in the hole

Prep: 10 Mins
Cook: 45 Mins
Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy

A favourite with kids and adults alike, this classic dish is sure to take you back to your childhood. Try serving it with steamed cabbage and tasty mustard gravy.


  • 8 medium Reduced fat pork sausages, grilled
  • 125 g Plain White Flour
  • 2 medium Egg, whole, raw
  • 200 ml Skimmed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • 300g Shallots, halved if large
  • 6 g Sage, fresh leaves
  • 320 g Savoy Cabbage, leaves separated, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 level tablespoons Gravy granules, dry
  • 1 level teaspoon Wholegrain Mustard


  1. Heat the grill to medium-high and cook the sausages for 15 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked through.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs and milk, then season to taste and set aside in the fridge until needed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Put ½ tablespoon of the oil into a large, nonstick frying pan and set over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for 10 minutes until softened and golden
  4. Put the remaining oil into a 2-litre baking dish and put in the oven for 3-4 minutes until the oil is very hot. Remove from the oven and pour in the batter, then top with the sausages, shallots and sage, return to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and risen.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the cabbage in a pan of boiling water for 3-5 minutes, or until just tender, then drain well.
  6. To make the gravy, whisk the granules into 200ml boiling water in a small jug until smooth and thickened, adding a little extra water if needed. Stir in the mustard. Serve the toad in the hole with the cabbage and gravy on the side.


You could serve this with 125g boiled new potatoes per person, for an extra 3 SmartPoints per serving.

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