Grandmother's Toad in a Hole Recipe
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Grandmother's Toad in a Hole Recipe

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I have fond memories of my grandmother’s Yorkshire pudding wrapped around sausages, a puffy dish my kids called “The Boat.” Slather it with butter and maple syrup. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (12 ounces) uncooked maple breakfast sausage links
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Butter and maple syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge (calculated without butter and syrup): 336 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk and salt. Whisk flour into egg mixture until blended. Let stand 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook sausage according to package directions; cut each sausage into three pieces.
  2. Place oil in a 12-in. nonstick ovenproof skillet. Place in oven 3-4 minutes or until hot. Stir batter and pour into prepared skillet; top with sausage. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Remove from skillet; cut into wedges. If desired, serve with butter and syrup. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grandmother's Toad in a Hole in Taste of Home December 2015, p84

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wagondorfer User ID: 1632905 263396
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"Fixed this for a light supper. It was very good. Definitely a keeper."

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 263155
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"I have a recipe book that calls this a German Pancake and fruit is placed on top of the egg before putting it in the oven. I usually use apples and walnuts I've cooked in a small pan. If I want to spruce it up I'll sprinkle powdered on top after it's cooled just a little bit. Very tasty!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 241190
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Its time to make this one again! Hubby and I really enjoyed this up scaled breakfast. I used a ground sausage verses the links. Just my preference. I did not serve it with any gravy or syrup and it was wonderful as is. Its such a quick, easy and super clean recipe to make. Next time I am going to try to use a Muffin Pan for a future family buffet. Many thanks to my Dear Friend for sharing her Grandmas Recipe. It is a Keeper *

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 239504
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Super easy to put together. This makes for a great breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. I thought these were great served with home fries and parfaits."

Alliea User ID: 1420698 235154
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015 Edited Jan. 30, 2016

"Note- This dish is very adaptable. We often serve it as a main dish with Homemade or store bought gravy-also very good. ~Susan K. Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

TastyWorld User ID: 8352393 235142
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Hole-y Cow, this looks toad-ally delicious! I would like to try this with applesauce."

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