Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole
  • High protein
  • Low potassium
  • Main meal
  • British
  • 2 hours or less
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A filling family favourite thatโ€™s low in potassium.


8 (450g) sausages

1 large onion, roughly sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

140g plain flour

2 eggs, beaten

250ml semi-skimmed milk

To serve

320g carrots, peeled and chopped

320g broccoli, cut into florets

20g reduced-salt gravy granules


  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 200ยฐC/ 180ยฐC fan/ gas mark 6. Put sausages, onions and oil into a roasting tray and cook in oven for 15 minutes until the sausages have browned.

  2. Step 2

    While the sausages are cooking, make the batter. Put the flour into a bowl, make a well in middle, pour in eggs and whisk together and then slowly whisk in milk. Set aside until the sausages are cooked.

  3. Step 3

    Remove the sausages from oven and pour batter over them. Return to the oven for 25-30 minutes until the batter is well-risen and golden.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, place the vegetables in a saucepan with plenty of water. Boil until cooked, drain and discard the water (do not use it to make up the gravy).

  5. Step 5

    Boil the kettle, and place 20g (5 teaspoons) of reduced-salt gravy granules into a measuring jug. Add the boiled water (check package instructions for correct amount) and stir to combine. Remove the toad in the hole from the oven.

  6. Step 6

    Serve the toad in the hole with the boiled vegetables and pour over the gravy.

Food facts

The plain flour used to make the batter is the main source of carbohydrate in this recipe, and the value has been provided for those who have been trained in insulin adjustment.

This recipe is low in potassium, when following the quantities in the ingredients and the serving sizes.

This recipe is high in phosphate, which is predominately provided by the sausages and milk, therefore if you have been prescribed a phosphate binder then you should take as directed. To lower the phosphate, you could consider using a plant-based milk such as soya.

This dish is high in protein, therefore suitable for those receiving dialysis.

Use a gluten-free flour to make the batter.

Use vegetarian sausages.

Sausages are often high in fat and salt. Where possible opt for a reduced-fat and/or a reduced-salt sausage.

This is best eaten freshly served.