Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole

:"Toad in the hole is also the name of a pub game. See Entombed animal for the paranormal phenomenon." Toad in the hole is a traditional English dish comprising sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with vegetables and gravy.

The origin of the name 'Toad-in-the-Hole' is vague. Most suggestions are that the dish's resemblance to a toad sticking its little head out of a hole provide the dish with its somewhat unusual name. [cite web|url=|title=Toad-in-the-hole origin unveiled??|publisher=World of Vince|date=2005-11-03] An 1861 recipe by Charles Elme Francatelli does not mention sausages, instead including as an ingredient "6"d". or 1"s". worth of bits and pieces of any kind of meat, which are to be had cheapest at night when the day's sale is over." [cite book|last=Francatelli|first=Charles Elme|authorlink=Charles Elme Francatelli|title=A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes|date=1862|isbn=0946014159]

Other meanings

Toad in the hole is used by some in the United States to describe a different dish, consisting of a chicken's egg fried in a hole cut in a slice of bread. This dish originated in England, but is most commonly referred to there as egg in the basket, though there are many name variations in both countries and possibly elsewhere.

See also

*British cuisine


External links

* [ A recipe for toad in the hole]
* [ A Traditional Toad In The Hole Recipe from 1936]
* [ Toad In The Hole Recipe]
* [ How to Make Toad in the Hole on VideoJug]
* [ Toad in the hole recipe, photos, origins and trivia from]

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  • Toad in the hole — listo para servir. El toad in the hole (en inglés literalmente ‘sapo en el agujero’) es un plato tradicional británico[1] consistente en salchichas en rebozado de budín de Yorkshire …   Wikipedia Español

  • Toad in the hole — (etwa „Kröte im Loch“) ist ein traditionelles Gericht der englischen Küche. Es besteht aus Bratwürsten, die in einem Eierteig, vergleichbar dem von Yorkshire Pudding, im Ofen gebacken werden. Zur Zubereitung werden zuerst die Würste in einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toad in the hole — Meat, esp sausages, baked in batter • • • Main Entry: ↑hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • toad-in-the-hole — n [U] a British dish made of ↑sausages cooked in a mixture of eggs, milk, and flour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toad-in-the-hole — noun uncount a British meal made from SAUSAGES cooked in a mixture of eggs, flour, and milk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toad-in-the-hole — [tōd′in thə hōl΄] n. a British dish consisting of sausages baked in a batter like that used for Yorkshire pudding …   English World dictionary

  • Toad in the hole — Prêt à servir ! Le Toad in the hole, littéralement « crapaud dans le trou », est un plat anglais traditionnel composé de saucisses cuites au four dans une pâte qui ressemble à celle du Yorkshire pudding ; il est habituellement …   Wikipédia en Français

  • toad-in-the-hole — noun sausage baked in batter • Hypernyms: ↑pastry * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural toad in the hole) : meat (as sausage) cooked in batter usually by baking * * * /tohd in dheuh hohl /, n. Brit. Cookery. a dish consisting of beef or pork… …   Useful english dictionary

  • toad-in-the-hole — /tohd in dheuh hohl /, n. Brit. Cookery. a dish consisting of beef or pork sausages baked in a coating of batter. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • toad in the hole — noun A traditional English dish of roasted sausages in batter …   Wiktionary

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