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With a twist on the British classic, this toad in the hole uses canned hot dogs rather than sausages. Served with a richly flavoured onion gravy it is perfect comfort food.
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Hot Dog Toad in the Hole

With a twist on the British classic, this toad in the hole uses canned hot dogs rather than sausages. Serve with onion gravy for an easy comforting meal.
Servings: 4
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins


  • in For the Toad the Hole
  • 40 g dripping or vegetable oil
  • 1 can Princes hot dog sausages
  • 70 g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the onion gravy
  • Glug vegetable oil
  • 1 onion - peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 350 ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp heaped french mustard
  • 2 tsp soy sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 230C / 220 Fan Gas 8.
  • Divide the dripping between four individual pie dishes, place in the oven to melt the dripping.
  • Drain the sausages and cut in half to fit the dishes. Divide the hot dog pieces evenly between the pie dishes and cook for 5 - 10 minutes until they start to brown.
  • Whilst the sausages are cooking, place the flour into a bowl and add the eggs, mix until smooth. Whisk in the milk in a little at a time, season with salt and pepper. You can also use a jug, or stick blender to make the batter.
  • Once the pie dishes, oil and sausages are hot quickly pour one quarter of the batter into each dish over the sausages.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  • Don’t be tempted to open the oven before the end of cooking time.
  • Serve with onion gravy, mash and vegetables.
  • For the gravy
  • Pour the oil into a small saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry over a medium heat until golden. Add the flour and cook for a few minutes stirring all the time. Slowly add about half the stock, a little at a time, stirring well with each addition.
  • Add the mustard and soy sauce and season to taste. Add more stock as needed until the gravy is the desired consistency.


If your Yorkshires don't rise properly try turning up the oven temperature.
You can use sunflower or other oil in place of the dripping.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 312mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.2mg