Is there anything better than pigs in blankets at Christmas? There is now. We’ve turned everyone’s favourite Christmas side dish into a delicious toad in the hole that the family won’t want to miss. This recipe is sure to be a hit and a must-have on your dinner table.
Pigs in blankets toad in the hole
- Pour the flour and mustard powder into a bowl and beat the eggs until smooth. Whisk in the milk a bit at a time, until it has all been incorporated and the batter is free of lumps. Season and put to one side.
- Wrap one bacon rasher around each sausage. The batter and the pigs in blankets will stay covered and chilled, separately for up to 12 hours.
- Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Drizzle the oil into a big, deep roasting tin or enamel baking dish and put it in the oven for a few minutes to warm up.
- Carefully add the pigs in blankets and pour back and forth to coat in the hot oil. Roast for 15-20 mins, turning over halfway through until sizzling and browned.
- Gently take the tin out of the oven and quickly pour the batter around the pigs in blankets. Put back in the oven and bake for 25 mins without opening the oven door.
- When the pigs in blankets toad in the hole is ready, it should be puffed up and deep golden brown. If you prefer it to be a darker brown, bake for an extra 5 mins.
What to serve with pigs in blankets toad in the hole
There are a number of different side dish options to serve with pigs in blankets toad in the hole, the most common of which being a nice gravy and steamed green veg. However, other tasty sides for this hearty meal include:
- Mashed potatoes
- Cauliflower cheese
- Roasted garlic potatoes
- Carrot and swede mash
- Baked beans