Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Mary Gerush


Breakfast Recipes To Try: British Toad In The Hole

Breakfast Recipes: Toad In The Hole

Here in the south, if you order “Toad in a Hole,” you’ll get grilled toast with a hole filled by a fried egg. But I recently learned on the other side of the pond, you’ll get something very different.

Toad in the Hole is a traditional English dish made with grilled sausages or other meats baked into a Yorkshire pudding batter. (Ever had Yorkshire pudding? It’s divine.) Apparently the dish is normally served with onion gravy and vegetables — as a lunch or dinner I guess. But I think it’s one of the tastiest breakfast recipes I’ve found in awhile. Perfect for a New Year’s day brunch.

Toad In The Hole

Adapted from Saveur Magazine


  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 tbsp. rendered bacon fat (or your favorite fat)
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 6 large pork sausages
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Whisk in milk and eggs. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour 6 Tbsp. bacon fat (or your favorite fat) into a 9″ x 11″ baking dish, and place in oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each sausage and grill them in the skillet until browned, about 8 minutes.
  7. Pull the hot baking dish from the oven and pour batter into it. Then place the sausages in the batter.
  8. Bake until golden, 25-30 minutes.

New, interesting breakfast recipes are hard to come by, so I was excited to find this one. What are your favorite breakfast recipes?

Image Credit: Toad in the Hole via Shutterstock

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Hi all! I'm Mary Gerush - a recovering corporate worker bee turned good-farm-real-food advocate and writer who wants to help people understand what they're eating. I tend a tiny urban farm in Dallas, TX, and hope to scale up one day soon. Omnivore through-and-through, there's not much I love to eat more than a butter-basted grass fed steak fresh from a searing hot cast iron skillet. Follow me on , , and !

2 Responses to Breakfast Recipes To Try: British Toad In The Hole

  1. English Speaking Lady says:

    Um, being English myself, I feel compelled to point out the obvious that toad in the hole is something that you would NEVER have for breakfast, not even for brunch.

    Good recipe though, looks delicious.

    • Mary Gerush says:

      Thanks for bringing the English POV! I’m a fan of breakfast for lunch, dinner for breakfast, and the like. Throw in some puffy dough and I’ll eat it any time of day. I hope you try it out. And thanks for reading…

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