Toad in The Hole Recipe with Sweet Potatoes

Sausage, sweet potato and red onion toad-in-the-hole with mustard gravy

  • serves 2-3
  • Easy

Give this classic comfort food an upgrade with sweet potato wedges, thyme and red onion, and mustard gravy



  • chipolatas 6
  • sweet potatoes 2 small, cut into wedges
  • red onion 1, cut into 8 wedges
  • flavourless oil 2 tbsp
  • plain flour 100g
  • eggs 2
  • whole milk 125ml
  • thyme leaves chopped to make 1 tsp


  • butter for frying
  • onion 1 small, grated
  • plain flour 2 tsp
  • strong chicken stock 300ml
  • thyme leaves chopped to make 1 tsp
  • Worcestershire sauce a good dash
  • Dijon mustard 2 tsp
  • greens to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put the sausages, potatoes and red onion in an ovenproof dish big enough that there is a little space between them, drizzle over the oil, season and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Put the flour in a bowl with 1/2 tsp of salt. Gradually whisk in the eggs and milk to make a batter, then stir in the thyme. Pour the batter over the sausages and put the pan back in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the gravy, heat a knob of butter in a pan then cook the onion until golden and soft. Stir in the flour, cooking until it darkens a little. Stir in the stock and thyme, then simmer for 20-25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the worcestershire sauce and mustard, and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Serve the toad with the gravy and some greens, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 556
  • Fat 23.8g
  • Saturates 6.6g
  • Carbs 61.7g
  • Sugars 18.7g
  • Fibre 7.7g
  • Protein 19.9g
  • Salt 2.9g